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Violet Crown Cinema

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Neighborhood: Downtown
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Address: 434 W. 2nd St., Austin, TX
Phone Number: (512) 495-9600
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 am

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Great Movie Selection

Love this place! Comfortable, assigned seats! Good food and drinks. But being able to see indies not available in other theaters is the best reason to go here! Also, the free... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Texas1964
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Lubbock
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Lubbock
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155 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Love this place! Comfortable, assigned seats! Good food and drinks. But being able to see indies not available in other theaters is the best reason to go here! Also, the free garage parking is a huge plus on bad days or any day. Just get your parking stub validated and it's free. We saw two movies, back to back. No... More 

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Thank Texas1964
Michigan
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94 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

We chose this theater because it is very conveniently located right in downtown Austin. There is a parking garage that is right behind the theater so that you don't have to search around for street parking. The seats are comfortable and you can order food and drinks while you watch the movie. During the movie, you just fill out little... More 

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Thank GoBlueTraveler
Corvallis, Oregon
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168 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Nice theater, small audience, brews and food...what the big theater wish they were...this is the way to see a movie!

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Thank Josh W
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97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Contemporary style. Seats were comfy but not great views for the size of the theater. On 2nd floor and stairs could use a steam cleaning. Employees were not overly friendly.

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Thank helamen
United States
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Good drinks from the bar and great seats......great location, too, in the center of boutique shopping. Love that it is a small theater and every seat has a great view.

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Thank Lorrie S
Hartford City, Indiana
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137 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The last time I was in Austin, I went to a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse and had a great time, I really think that this place is right on par if not better. I like how it is up on the 2nd floor and has a balcony. You can get drinks from the bar and take them back to... More 

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Thank Vacation_Commander
Austin Texas
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51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This place became our favorite theater after our very first visit. Easy parking, good bar and food, great seats, and wonderful location. We like the design of the theater too - not a huge dark cave lined with cheesy posters and video games. They also have really nice selections of movies - some independent, some artsy, some popular. Plan ahead... More 

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Thank RPM1202
Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Stopped in for a cheeky movie before heading to the airport. It's a small theatre with mostly artsy flicks. It was a pleasant experience, even with the $5 bottle of water.

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Thank Goudwing
Austin, Texas
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80 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The Violet Crown, which I believe takes its name from the violet hue of the Austin evening sky offers a cinematic experience like no other. Situated in the heart of downtown it has ample free parking available in the adjacent multi-storey car park. Apart from an excellent curated selection of films, the cinema also boasts one of the loveliest bars... More 

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Thank Sylvrina
Harlingen
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72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This locally owned theatre features special movies. There is plenty of underground parking (get ticket validated). Enter the lobby and it is not your typical theater lobby. You can order food, wines, beer, cocktails, etc. You can eat before the show or go sit and be called when your food is ready. The seats are overstuffed to sink into and... More 

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