IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE at The Hi-Pointe Saturday Morning
“Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?”
It wasn’t until the 1980s when IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE became the perennial holiday favorite it’s known as today. The ultimate feel-good classic from director Frank Capra was a box-office disappointment when it was initially released in 1946. Due to a clerical error in 1974, the film went into public domain and was then shown on every low-rent local access channel in varying degrees of quality for years and was released on VHS by a variety of fly-by-night home video companies – including the infamous colorized version. In 1993 Republic Pictures enforced its claim to the film’s copyright. It stopped being televised as often but by then everyone had fallen in love with its charms and taken to heart its message: It’s not so much about what you leave behind when you die, but it’s more about how you use your life while you live.
This Saturday morning (December 15th), you and your family will have the opportunity to see IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE on the big screen (not the colorized version though) when it plays at 10:30am at St. Louis’ fabulous Hi-Pointe Theater as part of their 3-part Christmas Classics Movie Series. ( the final film – WHITE CHRISTMAS with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye – plays December 22nd).
Admission is just $5.
Hi-Pointe Theatre is located at 1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63117
Showtime Line: (314) 995-6273