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Violet Crown Cinema

434 W. 2nd St., Austin, TX (Downtown)
(512) 495-9600
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Ranked #17 of 183 Attractions in Austin
Type: Movie Theaters
Most recent review
- Aug 24, 2014
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San Marcos, TX
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Tiny little theatre with overpriced tickets,drinks, and concessions. Chairs in the theatre itself were uncomfortable, and the theatre was a small concrete box in which you can hear EVERYTHING that everyone else is doing/saying. Just go to a regular movie theatre and save yourself the headache and the cash.

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Austin, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The problem with this place is that you'll never want to attend any other cinema again! Reservations are easy online, your seat is reserved, and there's time to stop off afterwards for a bite nearby before your parking expires. Your ticket is validated at the cashier as you pick up tickets. The little bar up front offers goodies to take... More

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Austin, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I too made the mistake of wandering in for my first movie here, only to learn that all seats were pre-ordered online in advance. Wah! This is because the theaters are so small and intimate. I was still intrigued so learned to order on their website beforehand. Now it's my favorite theater to meet friends, have a good time, some... More

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Austin, Texas
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66 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A friend and I came to watch a movie at 6:30, and had not purchased tickets online beforehand…our mistake…only one seat left. Ok, so we sat in the VC lobby trying to decide what do to…then the lady who was working the ticket counter came over and said someone had turned in their ticket so there were two seats left... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Violet Crown Cinema plays "art movies" in a classy, modern setting in a popular downtown Austin street scene. Reserved seating and free parking in the building make it easy to have an outstanding "urban experience." It's nice to enjoy wine, food and snacks before or after the movie, in the theater lobby/cafe as well.

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austin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I like art films and here you have a nice combination of food - real food, not preservative ridden pre packaged high salt snacks. No, real food such as salads and sandwiches and even cake balls. Convenient parking in a place where there usually isnt any. Comfortable seating too. Sometimes their movie choices are really odd even for art cinema.... More

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Austin,Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Nice lounge area to order something to eat prior to the film. Small theaters with very comfortable seats. The one I was in held maybe 80 people. Unlike the Alamo Draft House this place doesn't make the staff collect the tabs as the movie is ending. You pay first so there are no interruptions. Crowds at this place seem to... More

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Austin, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love to come here by myself and take in a movie on hot summer days. it is lovely and the popcorn is the best.

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Austin, Texas
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236 reviews 236 reviews
46 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Nice bar and restaurant seating area in the lobby with expansive choice of beer, wine, mixed drinks and broad food menu. All food and drinks can also be taken into the movie. All movie seating is reserved and includes full loungers (front row) as well as upscale, oversize theatre seating. Each screening room is relatively small so there is not... More

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Austin, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We go here very often. It is located downtown, but there is designated parking in a garage adjacent to the building which they validate for you. Food and full bar are available from snacks to full plates. The wine and beer selections are upscale and the cocktails can be as fancy as you like. Food is consistently good. Seating is... More

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