The Internet Cat Video Festival Comes to Gainesville!

The Internet’s (and Gainesville’s) Most Meowvelous Moment – And You Are There!

Didja Parkour CatGainesville, FL  – Cats have taken over the internet and will take over Gainesville Saturday, November 14!

Strut over to the Hippodrome Theatre’s Cinema for the Internet Cat Video Festival, curated by the Walker Art Center of Minneapolis and hosted by the local nonprofit, Operation Catnip.

This pawstigious event will feature approximately 100 internet cat videos culled from nominations by the public in the categories of Comedy, Drama, Animated, Musical, Action, Vintage, and Documentary. Organized by Will Braden, the creator of the Henri, le Chat Noir videos and recipient of the festival’s first Golden Kitty (People’s Choice) Award, this event is purrfect for the whole family!

Don’t be a grumpy cat and miss out on this great, fun and unique event on Saturday, November 14!  Your ticket will guarantee you a reserved seat in the cinema, entertainment, art-cativities and access to the Hipp’s cozy and classy venue space, the Basement. There you can hide from the pawpurrazzi, nosh on noms and bid on silent auction items.

General Admission is $15 , Student discount is $12 and seating is limited. Children 3 years old and under are free and must sit on their parent/guardian’s lap. Show times include Saturday, Nov. 14 at 2:30 p.m., 4:25 p.m. and 6:20 p.m.

Tickets on sale now at (352)375-HIPP (4477) and VIP tickets can be purchased at the Operation Catnip office at 4205 NW 6th St, Gainesville, FL.

Operation Catnip of Gainesville works to improve the lives of cats and the communities in which they live by spaying, neutering, and vaccinating free-roaming cats. Since 1998, they have offered free monthly spay-neuter clinics in Alachua County. By attending the Internet Cat Video Festival, you are supporting Operation Catnip and their goal ofreducing the number of community cats killed unnecessarily.

For a detailed listing of each film playing in the Hippodrome this fall, please visit  Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all updated show times and information!

About the Hippodrome Theatre

As a cornerstone of Gainesville’s robust cultural life, the Hippodrome has a legacy of providing the very best in artistic excellence through programming on the mainstage, cinema, special events, and its award-winning education program. The Hippodrome serves hundreds of thousands of audience members each year, and is proud to provide educational and entertainment opportunities to thousands of young people annually. The commitment of the community to the Hippodrome’s artists, designers, educators, administrators, and interns shows through the longstanding relationship that the Hippodrome holds with the people of Gainesville and beyond.