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

Play Trailer

PUZZLE

Rated R/ 103 Minutes
Directed by: Marc Turtletaub
Cast: Kelly MacDonald, Irrfan Khan

Showtimes

  • Saturday, August 18 - Sunday, August 19:  (1:00), 4:00, 7:00
  • Monday, August 20 - Thursday, August 23:  (4:00), 7:00

Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world - where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.Read more

Kelly Macdonald a perfect fit to play wife transformed by new hobby

Richard Roeper / Chicago Sun-Times

★★★

In the understated and quietly moving “Puzzle,” Macdonald is once again playing a wife and mother — and a subservient one at that, at least when we first meet her — but it’s the lead role in the story, and how wonderful it is to see this fine actress carry a film and carry it so beautifully. 

In a frothy rom-com, it would be a no-brainer for Agnes to ditch her bonehead husband, tell her nearly grown sons to get it together and set out for a new life with the dashing Robert. But in the grounded, real-world setting of “Puzzle,” Agnes is a devout Catholic, and she does love her husband, and she wants to see her boys reach their potential.

Putting together a puzzle is easy for Agnes. Fitting together all the pieces of a life that has unexpectedly grown more complicated and more challenging — and more fulfilling — is going to be a challenge, no matter which path she chooses.

This is Agnes’ story, and this is Kelly Macdonald’s movie.

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Voted

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