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Violet Crown Cinema

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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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Enjoy a movie and relax in comfort.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Harlingen
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66 reviews
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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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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I went here for a birthday celebration. We got there about an hour early and opted to eat in the little restaurant instead of taking food into the theater. The restaurant is very cute and trendy, has a bar area, as well as an outdoor deck. The food is surprisingly good for a venue such as this. We had the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cannot beat Violet crown for viewing films, food and drink, easy of getting in and out.. A welcome treat from the larger corporate movie houses!

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Round Rock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We went to see Mr. Holmes at this wonderful theater. The bar serves "theater size" drinks which are big enough to get you through the show. The seats are comfortable and the table folds out like on an airplane. This place is clean and cozy and we love to see movies here.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My husband and I stumbled upon this theatre and can't wait to return ! We watched far from the madding crowd and we happened to be the only ones in the theater. The bottom row has ottomans!! The bar is trendy and full of craft beer ! I ordered a kombucha. We did not eat however plan to in the... More 

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I really liked this theater. Specialty cocktails and independent films go a long way with me. The facilities were very nice, but intimate. The location is great, walking distance to many bars and restaurants. What else can you say? They got everything right with this cinema.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Small theatre with friendly staff. Couldn't fault this place, and it has character. I got an iced coffee to bring in with me, but there was way more options. The bathroom facilities are excellent and the seats in the theatre are very spacious with lots of leg room!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Our friends treated us to Violent Crown for the first time. It was great to see unique movies at a small venue. We watched Danny Collins and ate in the cafe before the movie. The food was good and it was nice to arrive early and have dinner in the cafe. They allow your food in the theater, as well.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I saw two documentaries at Violet Crown during SXSW 2015. It's such a beautiful and cozy theater! The food is absurdly expensive so I didn't eat any snacks but I appreciate that they serve healthy offerings like kale salads.

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boulder, co
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

You have to know where you're going, because the Violet Crown isn't one of those movie theaters that announces its location. But if you're able to find it, you're in for a treat. A well-stocked bar and friendly staff await your arrival, along with a very nice food menu. The portions are more generous than I anticipated and I ended... More 

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