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How Great Theatre Saved a Dying Downtown

July 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Award-winning author Richard Gartee will discuss his book The Hippodrome Theatre First Fifty Years. The program will focus in part on the role the theatre’s move to the old Post Office building played in the formation of Gainesville’s historic preservation effort and the revival of its downtown business district.

Joining Richard will be former Hippodrome general managers Mark Sexton and Jessica Hurov who will speak to the positive contribution the Hippodrome’s presence continues to bring to the city and its place as the centerpiece of Gainesville’s artistic community and cultural icon.


July 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Matheson History Museum
513 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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