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Violet Crown Cinema

434 W. 2nd St., Austin, TX (Downtown)
(512) 495-9600
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Ranked #24 of 151 Activities in Austin
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
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Englewood, FL
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Comfy seats, limited previews, sushi, specialty cocktails, top quality snacks, independent films. Why can't they open one of these near me?

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cary, nc
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Always go here when in town. I wish we had one in Cary, NC. Popcorn is fresh with real butter. Love that I can get iced tea in a movie theater. Dinner is great! Seating is sooo comfy!!

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you want to see great art house films in an intimate setting with good food and drinks, this is the place, but you have to plan ahead to reserve a seat in these small theaters. The food is creative and definitely above average for a theatre, and you can take bar drinks in to watch the films. Located in... More

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Austin, Texas, USA
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
55 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a nice place but you may wish to buy your tickets beforehand. We went and they were sold out. We had already paid for parking across the street so it was a bummer. If you live in the area, then it is convenient.

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Always love this place. It is small in a quaint kind of way. It's still very comfortable. We usually pick quirky romantic or funny films. Our favorite combo for watching this movie is a bottle of Prosecco and a bottomless bag of popcorn.

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Orangeville, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Heard it was a don't miss. It isn't. Ok its a novelty having beer and a pizza in a movie seat. Novelty lasts 5 minutes. The beer is overpriced and the pizza, while tasty, is small. Keep your dining and movie going separate like they are meant to be.

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Theaters are soooooo comfortable and nice. Parking is surprisingly easy. And love sitting in the bar while waiting having a local cider. Love everything about the place, especially the selection of movies. A reliable destination for a Saturday night.

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London, UK
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We went to Boyhood and I loved this gem of a cinema. The staff were all friendly and happy to be there, it was super clean and comfortable. The soft drinks and popcorn come with free refills. The theatres themselves are plush and the sound quality was great - maybe a little too great as we could hear quite a... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I suppose the closely monitored ticketing system makes for certain everyone who pre-orders has a seat. Nice vibe for downtown. Convenient parking adjacent to theatre, and interesting screenings.

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Santa Monica, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
28 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We liked the food service offered including pizza . Small theatres with assigned seating. Don't wait until the last minute for ticket otherwise yo will have to disturb 20 people to come and go from your seat which is the last seat in the longest row.

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