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Violet Crown Cinema

434 W. 2nd St., Austin, TX (Downtown)
(512) 495-9600
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Ranked #17 of 179 attractions in Austin
Type: Movie Theaters
Most recent review
- Jul 5, 2014
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Austin, Texas
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220 reviews 220 reviews
45 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Ridgewood, NJ
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239 reviews 239 reviews
45 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

There are four small theatres in this complex in downtown Austin. It shows documentaries, independent films and international films. You can obtain mixed drinks and appetizers or popcorn if you wish. You simply purchase what takes your fancy, and take it inside. There are not only cup holders for beverages but little side tables that slide out to hold your... More

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south carolina
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98 reviews 98 reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Violet shows the best movies for older adults and maybe some young as well, small theatres with comfortable chairs, good food/drinks at reasonable prices, free easy parking in connecting garage.

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Austin, TX
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

If you live in Austin or are here with a car, you will appreciate the free parking at the Violet Crown. In addition to online ticket sales and comfortable seating, it has a varied playbill with foreign and art films from time to time I live close to downtown, so it's the most convenient theater. Only a few blocks from... More

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Austin, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a Tuesday date night for us. We usually eat at Taverna because they have ½ price bottles of wine and then go for a movie at Violet Crown which is two blocks away. VC has smaller theaters with very comfortable seats. They show mostly independent movies. You can also order drinks and dinner to take into the movie.... More

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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a small theater with reserved seating, great drinks, delicious food and great movie options. Get your tickets online before you go and go early to have a cocktail before the show! The cake balls are always a great option for desert!

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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Love this cinema. Reserved seating, small theaters, a bar and restaurant let you take your drinks and food inside.

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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love the Violet Crown, and check here first if I want to see a movie. The seats are comfy, having a reserved seat makes it easy, and the process of getting my ticket is always smooth. Of course, it helps that you can meet friends there early, check out the bar selection and share some food before or after... More

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Austin, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

For my money, this place is even better than Alamo Drafthouse. It is a smaller, more intimate setting, which means there isn't a bad seat in the house. Even the front row isn't too bad, as it is set back quite far from the screen (and has the added benefit of La-Z-Boy chairs). The food is pretty good, and not... More

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