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

Nominated for 8 Academy Awards!

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VICE

Rated R/ 132 Minutes
Directed by: Adam McKay
Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell

Showtimes

  • Wednesday, January 23 - Thursday, January 24:  (4:00), 7:00
  • MOVES TO THE HI-POINTE THEATRE FRIDAY,  JANUARY 25TH!
  • Friday, January 25 - Sunday, January 27:  (2:30), 5:15, 8:00
  • Monday, January 28 - Thursday, January 31:  (5:15), 8:00

 

VICE explores the epic story about how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.Read more

There are lessons in Dick Cheney biopic 'Vice,' for those who choose to heed them

Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times 

Brainy, audacious, opinionated and fun, “Vice” is a tonic for troubled times. As smart as it is partisan, and it is plenty partisan, this savage satire is scared of only one thing, and that is being dull. 

But, as McKay well knows, the word “vice” is not only a governmental title, it’s the opposite of virtue, and his film doesn’t hesitate to depict the two-time veep as a conniving eminence grise whose eight years in office resulted in some of the most troubling aspects of American political life. Political scientists can argue about the truth of that. The fun of watching “Vice” is not in having your preconceptions appealed to or assaulted, but in enjoying the rousingly cinematic way the story has been told.  Making it all work as well as it does is committed acting from stars Bale and Amy Adams, as Dick’s spouse Lynne Cheney, as well as an expert supporting cast of some 150 speaking roles highlighted by Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld, Sam Rockwell as President George W. Bush and a surprising Tyler Perry as Colin Powell. Bale, first among equals, is known for his ferocious commitment to the roles he takes on, and “Vice” pushes that determination one step beyond. Parallel to his rise in Washington, D.C.’s corridors of influence (and his surviving of multiple heart attacks), Cheney becomes fascinated with something called the unitary executive theory, which posits that presidents have absolute authority. That might make being vice president to a genial George W. Bush (Rockwell’s feet-on-desk portrayal almost steals the picture) seem counterintuitive, but “Vice” posits that Cheney cannily found a way to effectively become co-president if not something more. Unless Americans of all political stripes pay attention to what’s going on, “Vice” insists, the results will be dire. A very dark warning from a very funny film.

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