The Hippodrome Cinema hosts multiple signature events throughout the year that connect film lovers with critically-acclaimed national and international films. The program draws in audiences from across the state of Florida into the Southeast region and presents the finest forum for discussion on all genres of film. The Cinema’s programming also includes film festivals, holiday programming, Skype & In-Person talkbacks and other events.
Join the Hippodrome Cinema for an evening of specialty cocktails and classic films! In this series, the Cinema hosts a cocktail hour with themed drinks and light hors d’oeuvres, followed by a classic film. We encourage our patrons to theme their outfit to go along with the film! The Hippodrome received two awards at the 2015 Florida Public Relations Association Gainesville Chapter Image Awards for the Cocktails & Classics program.
We’re blasting you to the past with our Time Warp films! In this series, the Hipp Cinema shows your favorite films from the 80s and 90s. We encourage you to theme your outfit to go along with the film. So grab a bag of popcorn and repeat your favorite lines at the Hipp Cinema’s Time Warp Night!
Join us in the Hippodrome Cinema for our Cinema Lounge series! In this program, we have a one-night-only showing of unique documentary films.
Savor a chilled glass of wine and join Gainesville’s only art-house cinema for the New York Film Critics Series®. Whether you are a film connoisseur or simply enjoy watching movies at your leisure, the New York Film Critics Series offers exclusive screenings of curated pre-release art-house films before they hit theaters nationwide. Each movie in the series will be preceded by footage of NYC as well as a live introduction by Peter Travers, a film reviewer of Rolling Stone Magazine, ABC-TV, Newsweek & The Daily Beast. After each showing, experience a live-HD Q&A between Travers, audiences and high profile talent from the presented films. Every film brings with it the energy and VIP nature of prestigious; live NYC screenings so that nationwide audiences may hear firsthand from stars and directors via HD broadcast. Tickets are $15.
The Hippodrome is Gainesville's cultural centerpiece offering live theatre, films, gallery exhibits, classes, and special events over 340 days a year. The Hipp. It's close to home, but far from ordinary!