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.


Play Trailer


Rated R/ 119 Minutes
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Colin Firth


  • Monday, February 17 - Thursday, February 20:  7:00

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of...Read more

‘1917’ brilliantly depicts both the chaos and the humanity of World War I

You won’t soon shake off this immersion into young soldiers’ bloody, muddy reality.

FOUR STARS (out of four)

Richard Roeper / Chicago Sun-Times

With brilliant, innovative, claustrophobically effective directing choices by Mendes, Oscar-worthy cinematography from the living legend Roger Deakins and strong, raw performances from the two young leads, “1917” is a unique viewing experience you won’t soon shake off. Although scenes were spliced together in post, the great bulk of “1917” comes across visually as one long unbroken shot. 

When we follow a couple of soldiers as they make their way through seemingly endless, serpentine-like trenches, walking past men who are wounded, exhausted, dazed, taking a quick break, engaged in heated conversation, etc., etc., it’s as if we’re dropping in on life after life for a second or two — and yet it feels as if the camera could stop at any time and focus on any one of those men, and they’d have a story worthy of their own movie to tell. Rarely have we cared so much about characters with so very little screen time. This is one of the best films about World War I ever made.

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