Calendar

Sep
28
Thu
Napping Princess
Sep 28 all-day
Napping Princess

Opening September 15th

Showtimes:

  • Friday (9/15): 7:30 p.m
  • Sat (9/16): 3:30, 8:00 p.m.
  • Sun (9/17):3 :30 p.m.
  • Wed (9/20): 7:30 p.m.
  • Thu (9/21): 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday (9/22): 8:30 p.m
  • Sat (9/23):4:30 p.m.
  • Sun (9/24):4 :00 p.m.
  • Thu (9/28): 5:00 p.m.

The year is 2020, three days before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. While she should be studying for her exams, Kokone Morikawa is often dozing off, stuck between reality and a dream-world full of fantastic motorized contraptions. But after her father, a talented but mysterious mechanic, is arrested for stealing technology from a powerful corporation, it’s up to Kokone and her childhood friend Morio to save him. Together they realize that Kokone’s dream-world holds the answers to the mystery behind the stolen tech, and they embark on a journey that traverses dreams and reality, city and country, and past and present. Their mission uncovers a trail of clues to her father’s disappearance and ultimately a surprising revelation about Kokone’s family.

From director Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Eden of the East) comes a sci-fi fantasy that effortlessly weaves together the rapidly evolving technology of today’s world with the fantastic imagination of the next generation. With an ambitious mix of multilayered action, whimsical characters and inventive machines, Napping Princess is a genre- and universe-blending film that shows that following your dreams is sometimes the best way to discover your past.

 

115 min | Adventure, Science Fiction, Animation | Directed by: Kenji Kamiyama |

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

 

 

 

Sep
29
Fri
A Taxi Driver
Sep 29 all-day
A Taxi Driver

Opening Sept. 22

Showtimes:

  • Fri. (9/29): 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. (9/30): 3 p.m.
  • Sunday (10/1): 2:00 p.m.
  • Thurs. (10/1): 5 p.m.

    “A Taxi Driver” is the fifth highest-grossing film in South Korean history!

    Get ready for an entertaining journey into a tragic and violent chapter of Korean modern history.

    Revisiting the 1980 Gwangju Massacre, a landmark historical event in South Korea’s march towards democracy, director Jang Hoon brings a sappy, feel-good touch to a tragic subject by focusing on the bond between a German reporter (Thomas Kretschmann) and the taxi driver (Song Kang-ho) who helped him get the news out to the world.

121 min | Drama, Comedy | Directed by: Jang Hoon | Starring: Song Kang-ho, Thomas Kretschmann

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

 

 

 

Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters
Sep 29 all-day
Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters

Opening Sept. 29

Showtimes:

Wednesday (10/4): 5:30 p.m.
Friday  (10/6): 5:30 p.m.
Saturday (10/7):  5:00 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.

 

 

 

Velvet Goldmine
Sep 29 all-day

“Velvet Goldmine”
ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Sept. 29 | 7:30 p.m

$9 General
$7 Student

$7 Senior
The Atlantic / Arcade Bar/ and Hippodrome Cinema presents
An evening of costumes, drinks, film, and music to celebrate the Goblin King! 

Witness the rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust… er, sort of. In director Todd Haynes’s ode to the glam era, Christian Bale plays Arthur Stuart, a Brit reporter in 1984 New York begrudgingly tasked by his editor to do a “Where are they Now” piece on Brian Slade, a glittery, androgynous Bowie-esque glam superstar. Slade dominated the charts in 1974, only to mysteriously disappear from the limelight completely after staging his own on-stage “assassination.”

Through flashbacks to his own turbulent adolescent days as a glam fanboy and interviews with those who knew Slade, Arthur pieces together some of the mystery of who Slade was and what he might be up to now. Much like his more critically and commercially successful homage to Dylan, 2007’s I’M NOT THERE, Haynes masterfully blurs fact and legend, people and personas, into one fantastic cinematic mash. Sure, the history is dubious (Bowie certainly thought so and sadly refused to let his music be used), but that’s totally beside the point: his vision of the era is so completely captivating it’s bound to leave a little glitter on your collar.

The Atlantic / Arcade / Alley ( NO COVER/ 21+ )

Themed drink specials, videos of the Thin White Duke, and costumes!
Live spinning jams in tribute by:
∞∞∞Dj Cameron Gregory∞∞∞
∞∞∞DJ Mike Goston∞∞∞∞∞∞

Book your tickets by visiting thehipp.org or calling the box office at (352)375-4477.

127 min | Indie Film, Drama Film
Sep
30
Sat
A Taxi Driver
Sep 30 all-day
A Taxi Driver

Opening Sept. 22

Showtimes:

  • Fri. (9/29): 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. (9/30): 3 p.m.
  • Sunday (10/1): 2:00 p.m.
  • Thurs. (10/1): 5 p.m.

    “A Taxi Driver” is the fifth highest-grossing film in South Korean history!

    Get ready for an entertaining journey into a tragic and violent chapter of Korean modern history.

    Revisiting the 1980 Gwangju Massacre, a landmark historical event in South Korea’s march towards democracy, director Jang Hoon brings a sappy, feel-good touch to a tragic subject by focusing on the bond between a German reporter (Thomas Kretschmann) and the taxi driver (Song Kang-ho) who helped him get the news out to the world.

121 min | Drama, Comedy | Directed by: Jang Hoon | Starring: Song Kang-ho, Thomas Kretschmann

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

 

 

 

Grave of the Fireflies
Sep 30 all-day
Grave of the Fireflies


Showing September 30th, October 1st, and October 4th AND October 7th

HELDOVER

Showtimes:

  • Saturday (9/30): 8:00 p.m
  • Sunday (10/1): 4:30  p.m.
  • Wednesday (10/4): 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday (10/7): 3:00 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
Sep 30 all-day
Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters

Opening Sept. 29

Showtimes:

Wednesday (10/4): 5:30 p.m.
Friday  (10/6): 5:30 p.m.
Saturday (10/7):  5:00 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
1
Sun
A Taxi Driver
Oct 1 all-day
A Taxi Driver

Opening Sept. 22

Showtimes:

  • Fri. (9/29): 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. (9/30): 3 p.m.
  • Sunday (10/1): 2:00 p.m.
  • Thurs. (10/1): 5 p.m.

    “A Taxi Driver” is the fifth highest-grossing film in South Korean history!

    Get ready for an entertaining journey into a tragic and violent chapter of Korean modern history.

    Revisiting the 1980 Gwangju Massacre, a landmark historical event in South Korea’s march towards democracy, director Jang Hoon brings a sappy, feel-good touch to a tragic subject by focusing on the bond between a German reporter (Thomas Kretschmann) and the taxi driver (Song Kang-ho) who helped him get the news out to the world.

121 min | Drama, Comedy | Directed by: Jang Hoon | Starring: Song Kang-ho, Thomas Kretschmann

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

 

 

 

Grave of the Fireflies
Oct 1 all-day
Grave of the Fireflies


Showing September 30th, October 1st, and October 4th AND October 7th

HELDOVER

Showtimes:

  • Saturday (9/30): 8:00 p.m
  • Sunday (10/1): 4:30  p.m.
  • Wednesday (10/4): 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday (10/7): 3:00 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 1 all-day
Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters

Opening Sept. 29

Showtimes:

Wednesday (10/4): 5:30 p.m.
Friday  (10/6): 5:30 p.m.
Saturday (10/7):  5:00 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.