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.





NOW PLAYING AT THE HI-POINTE BACKLOT

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BOOKSMART

Rated R/ 102 Minutes
Directed by: Olivia Wilde
Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Billie Lourd

Showtimes

  • Monday, June 17 - Wednesday, June 19:  (4:30), 7:00

On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.Read more

The Revenge-of-the-Femi-Nerds Comedy We Deserve

★★★★ (of Five Stars)

Peter Travers / Rolling Stone

Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut reinvents — and reinvigorates — the raunch-com with this hilarious, heartfelt story of two brainiacs cutting loose. 'Booksmart' changes the game and opens the genre up to greater possibilities. Directed by the actor Olivia Wilde in a smashing feature debut, this femcentric spin on Freaks and Geeksis high on girl power. Graduation day is breathing down the necks of Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and her best friend, Amy (Kaitlyn Dever). After four years of grinding at L.A.’s Crockett High, these brainiacs are about to reap Ivy League glory — Molly at Yale and Amy at Columbia. So it’s a shock to their system when the superior attitude they wear like armor is dented by the news that, guess what? The school’s 24-hour party people are also bound for the Ivys. Working from a clever script by a quartet of female writers, Wilde turns this rowdy party into comic bliss. You could write off Booksmart as a female Superbad, which starred Feldstein’s big brother, Jonah Hill. But Wilde’s film is less obsessed with sex than with female friendship in all its complexities and contradictions. All the actors get their licks in, but the movie belongs to Feldstein and Dever, who are stars in the making. 

Together with Wilde, whose touch with slapstick and nuance is equally unerring, they make Booksmart the smart choice for anyone looking for a comedy that’s outrageously entertaining and quietly revolutionary at the same time.

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