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Cinema Special Events

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.

Cocktails & Classics
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!

Film Festivals
If you're looking for a place to screen films or hold a film festival, look no further than Gainesville's only art house cinema! The Hippodrome Cinema has the space and equipment to host a film festival for your group. In the past, the Gainesville Latino Film Festival, the Jewish Film Festival, and Cinevie have all been held at the Hipp Cinema. If your group would like to screen films in the Cinema, contact Alisha Kinman at 352.373.5968 x217  or  Alisha@thehipp.org.

Time Warp 80s/90s Night
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!

Cinema Lounge
Join us in the Hippodrome Cinema for our Cinema Lounge series! In this program, we have a one-night-only showing of unique films.

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