Calendar

Oct
1
Sun
Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters
Oct 1 all-day
Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters

Opening Sept. 29

Showtimes:
Friday (9/29): 8 p.m.
Saturday (9/30): 5:30 p.m.
Sunday (10/1): 2 p.m.
Wednesday (10/4): 5:30 p.m.
Thursday (10/5): 9 p.m.

Tickets:
$7 Matinee
$7 Student
$7 Senior
$9 General

A daringly original biopic, “Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters,” flashes back to the famous gay novelist/movie-star’s suicidal assault on a Japanese army camp. Between minimal black-and-white episodes of Mishima’s earlier life and colorful dramatizations of scenes from three of his novels, this movie attempts to come to grips with the public and private faces of a real-life character, finally reflecting more upon the neurosis and drives of its creator than its subject. Writer of “Taxi Driver” and “Raging Bull,” Paul Schrader directed obsessive-puritanical philosophizing is at its purest here, as he channels his usual concerns into a meditation on Mishima’s tussles with love, death, honor and the spirit.

The night after the premiere of “Mishima,” a competitor for the prestigious “Palme d’Or” at the Cannes Film Festival in 1985, the film was well-received, and won an overall award for “Best Artistic Contribution.” But, Schrader knew better than anyone that its chances at the American box office were slim. He observed that his co-producers, Francis Coppola and George Lucas, raised $10 million, “with no hope of getting it back.”

“Mishima” is an exceptional, original movie, ravishingly shot and with a hauntingly brilliant Philip Glass score.

121 min | Biopic, Drama | Directed by: Paul Schrader | Starring: Ken Ogata

Tickets will be available online at thehipp.org or through our box office
at: (352) 375-4477.

 

 

 

Oct
4
Wed
Grave of the Fireflies
Oct 4 all-day
Grave of the Fireflies


Showing September 30th, October 1st, and October 4th

Showtimes:

  • Saturday (9/30): 8:00 p.m
  • Sunday (10/1): 4:30  p.m.
  • Wednesday (10/4): 8:00 p.m.

 

The fist entry in  The Hippodrome Cinema’s monthly anime film series!

GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES is a 1988 Japanese animated film written and directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli.

Set in Japan during World War II, the film tells the story of Seita, a young boy who has to take care of his younger sister Setsuko when their mother dies. Based on a 1967 semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, it is commonly considered an anti-war film, but this interpretation has been challenged by some critics and by the director.

“An emotional experience so powerful that it forces a rethinking of animation.” – Roger Ebert

 

92 min | Drama, Animtation| Directed by: Isao Takahata|

Tickets will be available soon online at thehipp.org or through our box office
at: (352) 375-4477

 

 

 

Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters
Oct 4 all-day
Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters

Opening Sept. 29

Showtimes:
Friday (9/29): 8 p.m.
Saturday (9/30): 5:30 p.m.
Sunday (10/1): 2 p.m.
Wednesday (10/4): 5:30 p.m.
Thursday (10/5): 9 p.m.

Tickets:
$7 Matinee
$7 Student
$7 Senior
$9 General

A daringly original biopic, “Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters,” flashes back to the famous gay novelist/movie-star’s suicidal assault on a Japanese army camp. Between minimal black-and-white episodes of Mishima’s earlier life and colorful dramatizations of scenes from three of his novels, this movie attempts to come to grips with the public and private faces of a real-life character, finally reflecting more upon the neurosis and drives of its creator than its subject. Writer of “Taxi Driver” and “Raging Bull,” Paul Schrader directed obsessive-puritanical philosophizing is at its purest here, as he channels his usual concerns into a meditation on Mishima’s tussles with love, death, honor and the spirit.

The night after the premiere of “Mishima,” a competitor for the prestigious “Palme d’Or” at the Cannes Film Festival in 1985, the film was well-received, and won an overall award for “Best Artistic Contribution.” But, Schrader knew better than anyone that its chances at the American box office were slim. He observed that his co-producers, Francis Coppola and George Lucas, raised $10 million, “with no hope of getting it back.”

“Mishima” is an exceptional, original movie, ravishingly shot and with a hauntingly brilliant Philip Glass score.

121 min | Biopic, Drama | Directed by: Paul Schrader | Starring: Ken Ogata

Tickets will be available online at thehipp.org or through our box office
at: (352) 375-4477.

 

 

 

Oct
5
Thu
Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters
Oct 5 all-day
Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters

Opening Sept. 29

Showtimes:
Friday (9/29): 8 p.m.
Saturday (9/30): 5:30 p.m.
Sunday (10/1): 2 p.m.
Wednesday (10/4): 5:30 p.m.
Thursday (10/5): 9 p.m.

Tickets:
$7 Matinee
$7 Student
$7 Senior
$9 General

A daringly original biopic, “Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters,” flashes back to the famous gay novelist/movie-star’s suicidal assault on a Japanese army camp. Between minimal black-and-white episodes of Mishima’s earlier life and colorful dramatizations of scenes from three of his novels, this movie attempts to come to grips with the public and private faces of a real-life character, finally reflecting more upon the neurosis and drives of its creator than its subject. Writer of “Taxi Driver” and “Raging Bull,” Paul Schrader directed obsessive-puritanical philosophizing is at its purest here, as he channels his usual concerns into a meditation on Mishima’s tussles with love, death, honor and the spirit.

The night after the premiere of “Mishima,” a competitor for the prestigious “Palme d’Or” at the Cannes Film Festival in 1985, the film was well-received, and won an overall award for “Best Artistic Contribution.” But, Schrader knew better than anyone that its chances at the American box office were slim. He observed that his co-producers, Francis Coppola and George Lucas, raised $10 million, “with no hope of getting it back.”

“Mishima” is an exceptional, original movie, ravishingly shot and with a hauntingly brilliant Philip Glass score.

121 min | Biopic, Drama | Directed by: Paul Schrader | Starring: Ken Ogata

Tickets will be available online at thehipp.org or through our box office
at: (352) 375-4477.

 

 

 

Oct
7
Sat
The Point
Oct 7 all-day
The Point

Showtimes:
Saturday (10/7): 1 p.m., 6 p.m.
Sunday (10/8): 1 p.m.
Wednesday (10/11): 5:30 p.m.

Tickets:
$7 Matinee
$7 Student
$7 Senior
$9 General

The fist entry in The Hippodrome Cinema’s animated kid’s film series!

Years ago, there was a place called “The Land of Point,” because everything in “The Land of Point” had one – a point, that is – the barns, the houses, the cars, everything, even the people. Everyone in “The Land of Point” had a point at the top of their head. Everyone, that is, except Oblio, who was born round-headed. Since he had no point, Oblio, along with his trusty dog, Arrow, were banished to the “Pointless Forest.”

Join them to see what wonders await these two intrepid travelers as they make their way on their amazing, song-filled journey of discovery! Written and produced as a companion piece to his 1971 album of the same name, Harry Nilsson’s “The Point” is a slightly Seussian, slightly psychedelic fable.


70 min | Animation
Directed by: Fred Wolf

Tickets will be available online at thehipp.org or through our box office at (352) 375-4477.

 

 

 

Oct
8
Sun
The Point
Oct 8 all-day
The Point

Showtimes:
Saturday (10/7): 1 p.m., 6 p.m.
Sunday (10/8): 1 p.m.
Wednesday (10/11): 5:30 p.m.

Tickets:
$7 Matinee
$7 Student
$7 Senior
$9 General

The fist entry in The Hippodrome Cinema’s animated kid’s film series!

Years ago, there was a place called “The Land of Point,” because everything in “The Land of Point” had one – a point, that is – the barns, the houses, the cars, everything, even the people. Everyone in “The Land of Point” had a point at the top of their head. Everyone, that is, except Oblio, who was born round-headed. Since he had no point, Oblio, along with his trusty dog, Arrow, were banished to the “Pointless Forest.”

Join them to see what wonders await these two intrepid travelers as they make their way on their amazing, song-filled journey of discovery! Written and produced as a companion piece to his 1971 album of the same name, Harry Nilsson’s “The Point” is a slightly Seussian, slightly psychedelic fable.


70 min | Animation
Directed by: Fred Wolf

Tickets will be available online at thehipp.org or through our box office at (352) 375-4477.

 

 

 

Oct
11
Wed
The Point
Oct 11 all-day
The Point

Showtimes:
Saturday (10/7): 1 p.m., 6 p.m.
Sunday (10/8): 1 p.m.
Wednesday (10/11): 5:30 p.m.

Tickets:
$7 Matinee
$7 Student
$7 Senior
$9 General

The fist entry in The Hippodrome Cinema’s animated kid’s film series!

Years ago, there was a place called “The Land of Point,” because everything in “The Land of Point” had one – a point, that is – the barns, the houses, the cars, everything, even the people. Everyone in “The Land of Point” had a point at the top of their head. Everyone, that is, except Oblio, who was born round-headed. Since he had no point, Oblio, along with his trusty dog, Arrow, were banished to the “Pointless Forest.”

Join them to see what wonders await these two intrepid travelers as they make their way on their amazing, song-filled journey of discovery! Written and produced as a companion piece to his 1971 album of the same name, Harry Nilsson’s “The Point” is a slightly Seussian, slightly psychedelic fable.


70 min | Animation
Directed by: Fred Wolf

Tickets will be available online at thehipp.org or through our box office at (352) 375-4477.