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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FIRST MAN

Rated PG-13/ 141 Minutes
Directed by: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy

Showtimes

  • Thursday, October 18:  (5:00), 8:00
  • Friday, October 19 - Sunday, October 21:  (1:00), 4:00, 7:00
  • Monday, October 22 - Wednesday, October 24:  (4:00), 7:00

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award (R)-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar (R)-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures' First Man, the riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-...Read more

‘First Man’ brilliantly depicts rise of Neil Armstrong, step by giant step

Richard Roeper / Chicago Sun-Times

★★★★

Damien Chazelle’s glorious and beautiful and alternately operatic and intimate moon-mission film “First Man” is a master class in how to find dramatic intensity in a story with one of the most well-known endings in the history of human adventure. From an engrossing, full-throttle, dizzyingly visceral opening sequence in which Armstrong pilots an X-15 that dances above the Earth’s atmosphere before coming precariously close to fatally spinning out of control; through the geeky, period-piece, procedural interludes; to the sometimes heartbreaking domestic sequences; to the stunning and breathtaking climactic voyage to the moon, “First Man” achieves authenticity and greatness. What makes the movie so memorable, so good, so strong, is the unvarnished, warts-and-all perspective. It pays fitting tribute to the awesome heroics of the first man to walk on the moon while reminding us he was also an ordinary family man whose oldest son reacted to the news of dad’s big mission by asking, “Does that mean you’re going to miss my swim meet?” 

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