Cinema St. Louis is excited to partner with the Hi-Pointe Drive-In to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day on Monday, Sept. 18, at the Hi-Pointe Theatre with a special screening of the 1997 cult classic, GOOD BURGER. 

Join the Hi-Pointe Drive-In, everyone’s favorite local burger joint, for incredible food specials throughout the day (see below for the themed-menu) and get your picture taken with the original Good Burger car at their McCausland location.

Then, walk up to the iconic Hi-Pointe Movie Theatre for a 7 p.m. screening of the 1997 film “Good Burger,” a story about two hapless youths who lead their burger joint in a fight against the giant fast-food chain across the street. This film will surely entertain and stars Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, and Sinbad, dishing up some of the best laughs around.

The Hi-Pointe Theater will give $2 off a ticket with proof of food purchase or your best Good Burger car photo at the Hi-Pointe Drive-In. 

Good Burger car on site Sept 18

“We will be slangin’ burger and shake specials of course as well as selling exclusive merch and opening up the OG Goodburger car and letting y’all get in and take pics! Come by for a burg and then hop over to the theatre for a show,” Hi-Pointe Drive-In said on their Facebook page.

About the Menu

McCausland Location only: Mondo Burger combo with a Strawberry Jacuzzi Shake  $20 Double Burger with Gouda Cheese, bacon, BBQ sauce, onion straws, lettuce, and pickles on a Brioche bun  Strawberry marshmallow shake topped with a fresh strawberry. All Locations: Big Mic  $30 Huge, eight-patty cheeseburger, Big Mac-style Ed’s Special Sauce   $5 Ando Sauce Bottle 

Go to for more information and online ticket sales. 

Cinema St. Louis / Hi-Pointe Theatre

For more than 30 years, Cinema St. Louis (CSL) has served as the region’s go-to arts nonprofit for educating and inspiring audiences of all ages through film. Annually, the organization hosts the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) —  included among USA Today’s 10 Best “Film Festivals Worth Traveling To” — as well as the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, QFest St. Louis, Classic French Film Festival, and Golden Anniversaries. In January 2023, CSL found its new home in the iconic Hi-Pointe Theatre, a beautiful art-deco palace for film with the best popcorn in town. 

Hi-Pointe Drive-In

The Hi-Pointe has been an iconic St. Louis destination ever since this spot was a little drive-in in the 1980’s. Located in the historic Hi-Pointe neighborhood, just off Highway 40, this spot is a great place to pop into before or after events around town, or even as the main event. Their chef-inspired menu uses locally sourced ingredients and has something for folks from many walks of life, from their creative burgers, sandwiches, and shakes to healthy salads and a menu for the little ones. Following the tradition of killin’ it, Hi-Pointe Drive-In is brought to you by your friends from Sugarfire Smokehouse, among a few of your other favorite eateries.

By Lynn Venhaus

Documentary: “A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting”

8 p.m. on HBO  

On Oct. 27, 2018, a white nationalist gunman entered a synagogue shouting “All Jews must die!” and with four automatic weapons, killed 11 while they were praying. It was the largest antisemitic attack in American history.

Directed by and produced by Pittsburgh natives Michael Keaton, Billy Porter and Mark Cuban, the documentary interviews

An important aspect of the film is how the community came together afterwards. The process of healing, rebuilding, and moving forward

I will discuss the film with Ray Hartmann on “Mueller Furniture Presents Lynn Venhaus Goes to the Movies” on Thursday after the 10 p.m. news on KTRS, the Big 550.

Movie: Streaming Premiere for “The Good Nurse”


The true crime drama “The Good Nurse,” released in theaters on Oct. 19, is now streaming on Netflix.

Here’s my review:

Video on Demand: Studio Ghibli

Japanese animation fans, rejoice! Studio Ghibli’s catalogue of 22 films has been released by GKIDS for rental on all major digital platforms, including Apple, Amazon, Google Play, and Microsoft. Oscar winner “Spirited Away,” nominees “Howl’s Moving Castle” and are available at $4.99 per title. All are available in HD, with most being offered in the original Japanese as well as English dubbed versions.

Mini Burger Palace: A Little Hi

A Little Hi opened Sunday at 15069 Manchester on the strip in Ballwin, where one of the Silky’s Frozen Custard places once was. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

It’s a smaller menu than the parent – the Hi-Pointe Drive-In, with locations downtown, on McCausland, Kirkwood, Arnold and O’Fallon Ill., but still serving the trademark smash burgers, fries, milkshakes, and chef-inspired specials.

It’s also smaller in size. One of the features is a drive-thru window for pick-up orders.

Trailer: Ready for a Christmas Movie?

“Christmas With You” streams on Netflix starting Nov. 17

It’s about a pop star (Angelina, played by Aimee Garcia) who travels to a small town in New York to grant a young fan’s wish. She finds the inspiration to revitalize her career but also a shot at true love. Also stars Freddie Prinze Jr. and Deja Monique Cruz.

Word: Michael J. Fox

“Life is easier when we’re kind to each other.”

–People Magazine, “The Kindness Issue”