Hipp Pride

Hipp Pride

June 10-16

We invite our community to come together and celebrate Pride Month with a Pride Week at the Hippodrome Theatre!


Events include:

Scene Queens: Anniversary

Monday, June 10  – Located in the Hippodrome  Basement
Doors @ 7 pm, Show @ 8 pm

Join us at the Hipp Basement for an unforgettable evening showcasing the perfect fusion of drag, burlesque, and electrifying performances. From mesmerizing local talent to captivating lip-syncs and thrilling stripteases, immerse yourself in an event dedicated to celebrating self-expression and embracing the extraordinary.

Hipp Unplugged: A Stage Reading Series

Tuesday and Wednesday, June 11-12, 2024 

Our Staged Reading Series endeavors to bring Gainesville challenging theater that amplifies the voices of underserved playwrights, fostering growth within our company and artistic community. For Hipp Pride, our artistic team has curated two plays, one of which will be a world premiere!


by Hannah Benitez 

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 7pm – Located in the Hipp Cinema 

DIKE – After two years of separation, a pair of sisters from an ecclesiastical family reunite to navigate the murky waters of identity. The young women united by this reunion struggle for clarity in their most significant relationships; those with God, those with lovers, those with family. A wrenching exploration of love, sexuality, and sisterhood, Dike questions the walls religion and social conditioning build in us. “The Devil is not involved in matters of the heart.”

Saint Brigid

by Hannah Benitez 

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 7pm – Located in the Hipp Cinema 

When a scandal breaks at her Catholic school, a young religious teacher must reconcile with her own morality, forcing a reckoning with her estranged lesbian sister.

Basement Sessions: Pride Edition

Thursday, June 13, 2024 –   Located in the Hippodrome  Basement

Basement Sessions serves as a dynamic platform for Gainesville artists to converge, expand their audiences, experiment with new sounds, and explore various art forms. In celebration of Hipp Pride, we’ll welcome local LGBTQ+ artists, including musicians, crafters, and visual artists, to showcase and sell their work.

Story Time with a Mermaid

Saturday, June 15, 2024 – 11am start time!

Mermaids will enchant our young audience with captivating tales. Kids and teens are invited to join us for an enchanting story time experience with a mystical mermaid.

Hipp Cinema: Pride Movies

Friday through Sunday, June 14-16,2024 

As Gainesville’s premier art-house cinema, the Hipp Cinema will present a curated selection of LGBTQ+ movies and documentaries throughout the festival.


Drama, Romance, Kenyan Cinema

Kena and Ziki live very different lives in Nairobi. Kena works in her father’s shop and awaits the start of nursing school, while Ziki passes the days hanging out with her friends and making up dance routines. Their paths cross when their fathers run against each other for seats in the County Assembly, and they find themselves drawn to each other. Soon their interest grows to affection and the girls find ways to love each other despite the ever-watching gaze of the neighborhood. (83 minutes)

Watch Trailer

Friday, June 14 at 9 p.m.

But I’m a Cheerleader

Comedy, Drama

Megan (Natasha Lyonne) considers herself a typical American girl. She excels in school and cheerleading, and she has a handsome football-playing boyfriend, even though she isn’t that crazy about him. So she’s stunned when her parents decide she’s gay and send her to True Directions, a boot camp meant to alter her sexual orientation. While there, Megan meets a rebellious and unashamed teen lesbian, Graham (Clea DuVall). Though Megan still feels confused, she starts to have feelings for Graham. (81 minutes)

Watch Trailer

Saturday, June 15 at 9:30 p.m.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Drama, French Cinema

In 1770 the young daughter of a French countess develops a mutual attraction to the female artist commissioned to paint her wedding portrait. (121 minutes)

Watch Trailer

Sunday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m.

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