Gainesville's Only Art-House Cinema

The Hipp Cinema is always screening movies with our audience in mind. Serving as Gainesville’s only art-house cinema, we bring the latest independent films, hard-hitting documentaries, critically-acclaimed world cinema, throwback classics, and additional signature programming throughout the year. Have your experience at the movies go beyond the purchase of a ticket stub.

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Hungarian cinema, Mystery, Drama

An old man hiccups. He shuffles slowly about his morning ritual and then takes his place on a bench outside his cottage, beside the road, still hiccuping. A goose goes about its business. Flies buzz. A cat earns its living. A runaway cart causes a stir in the village. The old man hiccups.

A lovingly photographed natural history, these opening shots announce György Pálfi’s Hukkle as a film that will proceed in its own way to its own destination, without regard to convention. The film is told almost entirely without dialogue, but is alive to sound; we spend observant, introspective hours in a Hungarian hamlet where nothing much seems to happen — oh, except that there’s a suspicious death…

A mesmerizing pastoral symphony. Finely attuned to the sensual possibilities, both in nature and in cinema. (75 minutes)

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Friday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 22 at 3 p.m.
Sunday, June 23 at 4:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Rev. Fantastik's Live Movie Riff: Airborne

Comedy Show

Our comedy team, Rev. Fantastik, is bringing their live movie riffing show to the cinema!

For those who haven’t attended one, our riff show is in the style of Mystery Science Theater 3000, in which we watch the movie live with the audience, while we lampoon and comment on everything as it happens.

For our main event we will be watching AIRBORNE: a 1993 sports film about a Cali surfer dude forced to live with his family in frigid Cincinnati, featuring a very young Jack Black and Seth Green!

We will also be performing a few comedy sketches, doing crowdwork, and giving some lucky audience members a chance to win prizes!

We will be opening doors at 7:30pm, and the show begins at 8:30pm.

The entire event will run about 3 hours, with two 15 minute intermissions.

Saturday, June 22 at 8:30 p.m. 

Cocktails & Classics:
The Terminal Man


A man becomes a guinea pig involving electrode implanting when he suffers from blackouts which make him violent. (107 minutes)

*Purchase of a ticket includes one specialty cocktail (or a beverage of equal value)!*

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Saturday, June 29 at 9:30 p.m.


National Theatre Live

Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.

Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions.

Filmed live during its sold-out run in London’s West End, Vanya will be playing exclusively in cinemas in 2024. (117 minutes)

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Friday, June 21 at 9 p.m.

Tickets: $20
Every ticket comes with a glass of wine (or equivalent drink at our bar)!


National Theatre Live

Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS.  

Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill.

Written by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island), this epic new Welsh fantasia will be broadcast live from the National Theatre. (160 minutes)

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Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20
Every ticket comes with a glass of wine (or equivalent drink at our bar)!


National Theatre Live

Fleabag is the hilarious, award-winning, original one-woman play that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series, written and performed on-stage by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. In just 67-minutes, audiences can expect a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. (80 minutes)

Watch Trailer

Saturday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20
Every ticket comes with a glass of wine (or equivalent drink at our bar)!

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Whether it is to view your favorite film or to have a private screening of a show you and your friends/family watch, we got you covered!

Please contact Gabrielle for any questions or to book a private viewing party for you and your pod.