Cinema and Bathroom Improvements

Improvements are underway!

The City of Gainesville’s Wild Spaces & Public Places and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs are pleased to announce that work on the Hippodrome’s cinema and first and second floor restrooms has begun. Work started in early May with an anticipated completion in August.
Some of the cinema renovation project updates include:
·       new theatre seats
·       new  light fixtures
·       new carpeting
·       new paint
·       a new movie screen
·       installation of acoustic wall panels
Some of the upgrades to the first and second floor restrooms include:
·        new plumbing fixtures
·        new toilet partition walls
·        new mirrors
·        refinishing and replacement of the existing flooring
Joyner Construction, Inc. is performing the work and the estimated project cost is $337,570. 
For questions, please contact Betsy Waite, Director of Wild Spaces & Public Places, at 352-393-8187 or
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The building that houses the Hippodrome State Theatre, Inc. is owned by the City of Gainesville which qualifies the building for Wild Spaces & Public Places funding.