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


PG-13/ 116 Minutes
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James


  • Tuesday, July 16 - Sunday, July 21:  (4:00), 7:00
  • Monday, July 22 - Wednesday, July 24:  7:00

Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack...Read more

What was it like to hear the Beatles for the first time? ‘Yesterday’ almost gives you that feeling.

2 1/2 stars (out of four)

Ann Hornaday - The Washington Post

The British actor Himesh Patel plays a musician in that precise ethical dilemma in “Yesterday,” wherein a brief worldwide blackout results in no one remembering who the Beatles were. For the first hour of its too-long running time, “Yesterday” keeps the balloon in the air, sending Jack on a giddy trip to stardom with the help of the real-life Sheeran and a hilariously insensitive L.A. manager played by Kate McKinnon, in all her cockeyed deadpan glory. Written by Richard Curtis — best known for the treacly holiday romcom “Love Actually” — “Yesterday” evinces the screenwriter’s love-it-or-loathe-it sentimentality, which here starts out modestly enough until finding full florid expression in an over-sweet third act. Patel, who spends most of the movie scowling and looking anxious, has a simple, pure voice that perfectly captures the mix of naivete and virtuosity that beguiled the Beatles’ fans in the first place. Of course, the entirety of “Yesterday” is improbable, so suspending disbelief is required from the jump, when it’s clear that the self-absorbed Jack is grouchily unaware of Ellie’s obvious unrequited love. That might be the biggest stretch of all in “Yesterday,” which at its least convincing inspires more than a few eye rolls, but at its best invites the audience, along with the characters on screen, to hear some of the finest songs ever written for the very first time.

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