Tips.

Parking downtown can be a little hard to come by at night, and you don't want to be late to the movie showing.

Leave early enough to be able to find a spot and not have to pay to park in the parking garage.

Hippodrome State Theater

The Hippodrome is located in historic downtown Gainesville. While it is also a stage theater, it performs double duty as a movie theater too.

The Hippodrome

The Hippodrome shows mainly art house films and critically acclaimed foreign films and documentaries. The atmosphere makes a movie here the perfect date-night activity, as it feel much more upscale than the regular movie theater.

But just because it seems expensive, doesn't mean it is! The Hippodrome offers discounts to students with a Gator1 ID. Tickets are normally $7.50, but on Wednesdays and Sundays a ticket costs only $5.50 with a student ID. Matinees are also cheaper at $6 a ticket.

To find out which movies are showing at the Hipp visit the cinema website for more information.