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The Hippodrome State Theatre

25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville, FL 32601
352-375-4477
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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Movie Theaters, Theaters
Owner description: The Hippodrome State Theatre is the architectural centerpiece of Gainesville's Historic downtown and is listed on the National Registry of Historic... more » 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. « less
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Pickens, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The talented performers with this theatre always do a great job with the shows they choose to produce.

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keystone heights, fl
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Went to see the Trailer Park Christmas Musical for some laughs in June. Bought tickets online and picked up conveniently at Will Call. This was my first time at the Hippodrome. So I didn't know the seating arrangement or size of the theatre from just purchasing tickets online. We were UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, having purchased tickets on the front... More

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BEVERLY HILLS
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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The plays are wonderful and very reasonable. I buy my tickets on line and try for the best seats; although every seat is wonderful.

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Naples
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you're looking for an edgy performance with superb acting, check out the lineup at the Hippodrome. They never disappoint with their content and shows, and always provide a nice variety around the holidays with something suitable for everyone.

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Gainesville, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Yup, it's a fabulous old building where you can catch a play but in the back there is the only independent movie theater in the area. If you love independent film, make sure you check it out regularly. LOVE THE HIPP!

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Gainesville, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I've attended several plays here, and always enjoyed them. The cast & crew seem to really work hard and do a lot with only a little stage/props/scenery. The old building is gorgeous.

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Gainesville, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

In downtown Gainesville Florida this gem features som great stage shows regularly for those who truly enjoy seeing them! I always enjoy my time spent there.

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Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

One of the older buildings redesigned as a live theater and movie theater. The stage is surrounded on three sides by about 15 rows of seats. So everyone gets a great view and personal connection with the actors. The productions are very well done. The shows are very inexpensive for the quality.

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Gainesville Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I have been with my wife and kids a number of times. The plays are great. The building looks great on the outside and is unique on the inside. The seating for the plays could use some work but I can understand that is difficult on limited funds. The experience of seeing a live performance in the relatively small area... More

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Lady Lake
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I was looking for a place to take a girl I had recently started seeing. She said she wanted to go to a movie but I wanted something special. I had heard of the Hipp on my local NPR station and decided to give it a try. Parking was easy and for Gainesville area that’s saying something. I enjoy independent... More

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