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“Wonderful old theatre” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Hippodrome State Theatre

The Hippodrome State Theatre
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Owner description: 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.
Beverly Hills, Florida
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Wonderful old theatre”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited April 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
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“Great movies as well as great plays!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 place !

Visited May 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
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“Very cool!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 theater (you can't bring food in). The ushers do a great job. I've only seen one play so far, but the acting was superb, and I am going again soon for another play.

Visited March 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
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449 reviews
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“A small but very precious venue”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the theater proper. Very civilized.

Visited March 2013
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles 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. Always well executed. They also have a great little movie theater. It is surrounded by a variety of restaurants and bars.

Visited January 2013
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