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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Directed by: Greta Gerwig
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Timothee Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson


  • Friday, January 17 - Sunday, January 19:  (1:00), 4:00, 7:00
  • Monday, January 20 - Thursday, January 23:  4:00, 7:00

The classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott unfolds as the author's alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Director Greta Gerwig's take, this beloved story of the March sisters -- four young women each determined to live life on her own terms -- is...Read more

Greta Gerwig makes ‘Little Women’ feel fresh and relevant

The writer-director’s funny, moving adaptation respects the popular novel but gives these 1860s women attitudes that seem current.

FOUR STARS ( out of four )

Richard Roeper / Chicago Sun-Times

Now that I’ve seen and thoroughly enjoyed every frame of this fresh and unique and yet beautifully respectful take on one of the most filmed novels in motion picture history, I’m thrilled to report this is maybe the best “Little Women” yet, and it’s one of my absolute favorite movies of the year. Through Gerwig’s wonderfully creative prism, it’s as if we’re meeting the March sisters for the very first time, and we’re immediately swept away in a gorgeously filmed, wickedly funny, deeply moving and, yes, empowering story with themes still relevant some 150 years after the time period of these events. Gerwig and the cinematographer Yorick Le Saux use contrasting palettes to distinguish the “present day” sequences from the flashbacks. The former scenes have a sharp, vibrant, natural look, while the latter are bathed in more golden tones — liked filmed memories. 

One of the last movies of 2019 is destined to become one of the truly lasting movies of 2019.

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  • RFT'S 2014 Best Movie Theater
  • Neighborhood Business of the Year
  • STL Magazine A-List winner
  • Best Theater Marquee
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