The very successful Classic Film series presented by The Hi Pointe Theater continues this month with two showing of one of the best American movies ever made, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” The showings will be at 1:30 PM on Tuesday September 4th and 10:30 AM on Saturday September 7th. Admission is $5 per person.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Harper Lee written in 1960, the motion picture was released in 1962. Gregory Peck won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of attorney Atticus Finch. “To Kill a Mockingbird” also won Oscars for Best Art Decoration and Best Writing for a screenplay based on subject matter from another medium. In 2003, the American Film Institute named the character of Atticus Finch the greatest movie hero of the 20th century.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” was the first major credited film role (Bo Radley) for Robert Duvall, who attended Principia College in Elsah, Illinois. Duvall says his interest in acting began when he was a little boy and his family would take him to shows at The Muny.
The Hi Pointe opened in St. Louis in 1922 and is currently celebrating its 90th anniversary in operation. The Hi Pointe has been throughly renovated and features digital and 3-D projection, plus digital sound system and a new state-of-the-art screen.
For more information on The Hi Pointe and the Classic Film Series, click on the link below.