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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THE LAUNDROMAT

Rated R/ 96 Minutes
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas

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  • Tuesday, October 22 - Wednesday, October 23:  7:00
  • Thursday, October 24:  4:30

When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin (Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) begins investigating a fake insurance policy, only to find herself down a rabbit hole of questionable dealings that can be linked to a Panama City law firm and its vested interest in helping the...Read more

Meryl Streep in a Cycle of Spin

In a film about the Panama Papers scandal, Steven Soderbergh convenes a seminar in international finance, with Antonio Banderas, Gary Oldman and Sharon Stone.

A.O. Scott - New York Times

“The Laundromat” is like an enthusiastic high-school teacher — maybe you know the type — who tries to liven up dry material with skits, games and funny costumes. The film’s subject matter could hardly be more urgent: the deep and pervasive corruption of the global financial system, as documented in the 2016 data leak known as the Panama Papers. But the movie, directed by Steven Soderbergh from a screenplay by Scott Z. Burns, conducts its business with brisk, breezy irreverence. It’s a didactic comedy, an earnest lesson in political economy dressed up as a farce. Rather than trying to elicit horror or pity, “The Laundromat” aims to provoke a sense of spirited outrage, the sort of righteous disgust that might express itself through reform-minded citizen action. But for a movie about how awful the world is and how it got that way, “The Laundromat” is kind of a lark.

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DOWNTON ABBEY

Rated PG
Directed by: Michael Engler
Cast: Matthew Goode, Tuppence Middleton, Maggie Smith

Showtimes

  • Wednesday, October 23:  4:30 

This fall, the worldwide phenomenon DOWNTON ABBEY, becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will...Read more

‘Downton Abbey’ movie a happy homecoming

On the big screen, the highbrow soap opera’s improbabilities seem sillier and the highlights seem even more brilliant.

Three Stars (out of four)

By Richard Roeper / Chicago Sun-Times

A few years after all those memorable early 20th century British period-piece characters took their curtain call (or so we thought) in an audience-pleasing, unabashedly sentimental series finale, now arrives the “Downton Abbey” movie, which is the cinematic equivalent of taking a trip to Highclere Castle for old times’ sake and taking one last look around.

It’s an extravagant dessert after a six-course meal. Absolutely unnecessary, but still a real treat.

For all its sophistication and pinpoint attention to detail, for all the wonderful performances from one of the great ensemble casts in television history, for all the sharp-tongued dialogue and gorgeous visuals, “Downton Abbey” embraced its soap opera core from the very start — complete with arbitrary deaths, lurid affairs, dramatic marriage proposals, devious criminal doings, multiple instances of elaborate cover-up efforts to hide the biological truth about a child, etc., etc. Magnified to the big screen, some of the more implausible moments seem even more ridiculous.

But that also holds true for the highlights, from a genuinely moving conversation between the Dowager Countess and Lady Mary that reinforces their respective standings as perhaps the two most powerful, take-charge characters in the “Downton” canon, to the visual splendor of Downton Abbey aka Highclere Castle on the big screen.

What a lovely and welcome encore.

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