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The Hippodrome State Theatre

25 SE 2nd Pl, Gainesville, FL 32601-6567
+1 352-375-4477
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Wonderful old theatre

They have live theatre as well as artsy movies and a small museum. This was a very old post... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2013
Ruth S
Beverly Hills, Florida
Great movies as well as great plays!

This quaint, old building is a monument to Gainesville. The movies are independent films and the... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2013
Gainesville, Florida
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The Hippodrome State Theatre is the architectural centerpiece of Gainesville's Historic downtown and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The main stage theatre features the work of award-winning thespians and presents some of the best theatre in the country. The Hippodrome also houses a visual arts gallery, a cinema featuring first run artistic and foreign films, and a full service bar.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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25 SE 2nd Pl, Gainesville, FL 32601-6567
+1 352-375-4477
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

They have live theatre as well as artsy movies and a small museum. This was a very old post office. Great building and plenty of places to eat around there.

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 25 May 2013

This quaint, old building is a monument to Gainesville. The movies are independent films and the plays are always entertaining and cutting edge. The Hipp is an awesome place to go for a night out, for some time alone or an afternoon matinee. Love this...More

Thank jaoirisheyes
Reviewed 26 April 2013

I will echo others comments. Very comfortable, intimate theater which makes you feel not only that you are watching the play, but that you are part of it. I also like that you can get drinks in the lobby and bring them back into the...More

Thank tastebuddy2011
Reviewed 11 March 2013

The theater is upstairs of the movie theater. The seating arrangement places the stage on the floor surrounded on 3 sides with comfortable seats in stadium style. We especially like the convenience of having drinks in the lobby AND be able to take them into...More

1  Thank tatliturk
Reviewed 17 February 2013

The theater space is very intimate. Not a bad seat in the house. A great perk is being able to bring your cocktail into the theater with you and enjoy while watching the play. The seats are comfortable. Best theater we've seen in the area....More

Thank Harry S
Reviewed 14 February 2013

Great shows in a comfortable theater with good site lines. We have seasons tickets and they are always good about changing dates if we need to do so.

Thank gourmetrose
Reviewed 8 February 2013

Lucky to have such a professional theater in our midst. Great actng and productions in a lovely environment.

Thank FrequentDiners352
Reviewed 6 February 2013

Our first visit to a "Theatre in the round," we will come back. Enjoyed this "Off-beat" play a lot. The two actors had impectible timing, delivery was "spot on." Loved being close to the stage. Quite an experience for us.

Thank Gary U
Reviewed 5 February 2013

The Hipp is located in downtown Gainesville and offers several indie/artsy movies at a time as well as a number of plays each season. I have enjoyed many movies here in their small theater, which allows you to bring in cocktails from the bar and...More

Thank beachgypsyfl
Reviewed 2 February 2013

My husband and I stepped in to look at the art in the lobby/gallery area. We'll be back soon to see a film!

Thank Cindy C
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