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

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BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON

Rated R/ 104 Minutes
Directed by: Paul Downs Colaizzo
Cast: Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Utkarsh Ambudkar

Showtimes

  • Sunday, September 22:  (4:15), 7:00
  • Monday, September 23 - Thursday, September 26:  7:00

Brittany Forgler is a hilarious, friendly, hot mess of a New Yorker who always knows how to have a good time, but at 27, her late-night adventures and early-morning walks-of-shame are starting to catch up to her. When she stops by a Yelp-recommended doctor's office in an attempt to score some...Read more

 Jillian Bell excels as a trainwreck who gets back on the rails

— 3 stars (out of four)

Michael Phillips - CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Eight years ago, Jillian Bell was playing “Girl at Shower" in the hit comedy “Bridesmaids.” Now, finally, the “Saturday Night Live” writing alum and familiar supporting actress and voiceover regular has landed a new role: Woman in Title. Opening wide this week, “Brittany Runs a Marathon” has done well in limited release in LA and New York for a reason. It’s an enjoyable mainstream comedy asserting that change is possible, weight can be lost and races can be won, or at least completed: The marathon of the title refers to the New York City Marathon. It’s simple stuff in terms of narrative. But it’s amplified by a few satisfyingly complicated aspects to Bell’s character. The movie is very hard on its protagonist, and not all the obstacles, humiliations and setbacks escape the realm of cheap pathos. Bell and company keep it honest, though. The movie thrives in its detours. Brittany’s self-doubt makes it a pretty harsh experience. There’s an element (a good, funny, honest element) of Amy Schumer’s showcase feature “Trainwreck” in how “Brittany Runs a Marathon” works. As with that picture, you can feel the gears grinding when it’s uplift time. Yet the uplift is the selling point. The movie succeeds because Bell succeeds. It’s gratifying to see a so-called character actress with reliably deadly comic timing loosen up, stretch out and learn what it means to carry a movie.

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