GRAND OPENING SERIES at THE HISTORIC HIPPODROME THEATRE!!
Come out and experience one the FIRST elite celebrations of 2012 at one of the most unique, elegant, historic venues.
The Hippodrome opened in 1914 as a mixed use vaudeville and movie theatre, the seating capacity was 1,050. It is located in the Jackson Ward district and attracted a mainly African-American audience from the locality.
In the 1930’s and 1940’s it attracted big stars who appeared on the stage, such as Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson, Ethel Waters, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Moms Mably, James Brown, Billy Holiday and Nat King Cole. It was acquired by the Abe Lichtman circuit in c.1935 and the Hippodrome Theatre was listed as being a ‘Negro’ theatre in Film Daily Yearbooks for many years.
Today, The Hippodrome will be a huge live entertainment venue, Special event, Banquet service with a full service dinning and a high end VIP night Club!
As a tribute to the times of it’s origin, we present to you THE RVA BOOTLEGGERS BALL! A hip, swank, and modern remembrance of the Prohibition …without the restrictions!!
Come out dressed to impress and ready to party like the 20’s & 30’s!
** Black Tie or Time Specific Dress Requested **
Entertainment All Night, including:
Ameera, Mr. Reinhold & Conway Jennings, NO BS Brass Band & The Big Payback (James Brown Cover Band)
Richmond Unite & Cocktails for A Cause
Doors + Photog: 8pm
***OPEN BAR 8:30-10:30PM***
**NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD THE DAY OF THE EVENT**