The Hi-Pointe Backlot

1002 Hi-Pointe Place


Opened in 2015, the Hi-Pointe Backlot is on the second floor of the building directly behind the Hi-Pointe Theatre. The open space features natural light framed by the original brick walls of the building. Its cozy lobby serves as a gathering place with several small tables, a bar, ticketing space and concessions.

The theatre itself is perfect for cinephiles. The walls, and ceiling are black, devoid of the tacky colors and strange designs of the multiplexes. The seats feature convenient armrests and drink holders and are the latest in comfort.

At first glance one notices that this is welcome space for both the casual and serious movie lover. In addition to the latest in sight and sound, the forty-eight seat room is crowned with a comfy leather couch located at the front of the house and a movie screen measuring 19 feet wide by 8 feet tall.





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JANE

PG/ 90 Minutes
Directed by: Brett Morgen
Cast: Jane Goodall - Documentary Film

Showtimes

  • Monday, November 20: (4:45), 7:00

Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated...Read more

‘Jane’ Is an Absorbing Trip Into the Wild With Jane Goodall

Ben Kenigsberg / New York Times

 * NYT Critic’s Pick

As an opening title card explains, most of “Jane” comes from 16-millimeter film shot by Hugo van Lawick, the renowned wildlife photographer who joined Ms. Goodall on her travels and eventually became her first husband. Mr. Morgen’s film draws on more than 100 rediscovered hours from National Geographic’s archives. The abundant raw material allows Mr. Morgen to construct the impression of a complete narrative arc, and to show the tedious work of gaining the trust of the chimps and collecting data in fast forward, conveying the excitement of scientific discovery with adventure-movie momentum. Ms. Goodall, who is seen in a fresh interview with Mr. Morgen and heard in excerpts from an audio version of one of her books, narrates her efforts to make contact with the chimps. The footage has been edited in a way that is not strictly faithful to chronology but complements the storytelling. “Jane” will delight those familiar with Ms. Goodall and provide a vibrant introduction for newcomers.

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