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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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Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 am

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Jewelbox movie theater

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Erika K
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Austin, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Violet Crown is always a good choice for the latest films. Parking is included and is in walking distance of good shopping and some great restaurants. Violet Crown always has a great selection of films including indie films. Restaurant and beverages on site and seating is reserved. A great Austin spot for serious movie goers.

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you love movies, it doesn't get any better than Violet Crown Cinema. I'm a movie buff, and I've never found a better venue than Violet Crown. The programming is the best part of the theater. I've been going nearly every weekend for two years, and in that time I think I've seen two bad movies. That's an obscenely high... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you are in downtown Austin and looking for a movie this is the place. We enjoyed a nice meal and drinks prior to seeing the movie. What a great time, free parking and wonderful service.

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Austin, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We love the Violet Crown or VC for its terrific combo of parking, ADA accessibility, reserved seating, legroom, bar & snacks services and very friendly staff! It is the top of our 3 favorite movie houses in town - VC, Arbor and Hill Country Galleria (in that order) - due to their movie offerings, Legroom, ADA access and walking proximity... More 

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Austin, TX
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Multi-plex theatre with bar and some food. We've eaten there and had drinks on separate occasions. I took my drink in, but I ate following the movie so I don't know if food can be brought inside. It's very convenient for extended downtown adventures - seeing the sights, having lunch, taking in a movie and then going to dinner or... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Funky cinema, good service, nice amenities, comfortable seating and great air conditioning! Great place to watch art house films. Located in the centre of town, went there after going to the bike store Mellow Johnny's. Easily accessible without a car.

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Philadelphia, PA usa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A great movie theater experience. They make great drinks and good food. The violet crown is a different movie theater experience, but it is casual and fun and a must do when in Austin. Looking forward to my next visit.

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Austin, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

If you're like me, you hate going to the movie theater on Friday night because there will inevitably be loud teenagers talking and giggling through the movie, sticky floors, and a slight discomfort with the general crowd being so large. Violet Crown is a totally different movie experience where you have reserved seats, great independent films, lovely cocktail and coffee... More 

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