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Violet Crown Cinema

434 W. 2nd St., Austin, TX (Downtown)
(512) 495-9600
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Ranked #16 of 182 Attractions in Austin
Type: Movie Theaters
Most recent review
- Sep 24, 2014
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Austin, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The Violet Crown is a small multi-screen theater that specializes in Indie films. They have very comfortable seats, and provide a wide variety of fabulous cocktails and wines/beer, as well as a good variety of light food. There's a lounge to sit and enjoy your food/drinks before the show, (the bartenders will come get you when it's time for your... More

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Iowa City, IA
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162 reviews 162 reviews
41 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Go to the movies, have a comfy seat and desk for your food and drink. And the food, wine, beer, you can order is really delicious. I love this place. The movie was wonderful, one of a kind..very special. Go go go!

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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Would I travel from the suburbs to go to this downtown theatre? Probably not with the other options in town for the dining in theatre experience. But since i work downtown it can be a great way to hang out and avoid the traffic rush. Theatre I was in was small (compared to those mega theatres out in the 'burbs)... More

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Beaumont, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Fabulous theatre in downtown Austin--showing independent films with a complete bar, cafe, and lounge. Large seats in theatre, very comfortable, wonderful experience.

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Austin, Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
11 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Since a few years of Austin growth, density has gone up and quality in Austin has down, also the typical and highly coveted Austin life-style has died out. Violet Crown maintains Austin as it was known for, but at a higher quality. It display the good movies, the artsy ones, hence you get a liberal and brainy crowd, hanging out... More

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San Marcos, TX
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96 reviews 96 reviews
25 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Tiny little theatre with overpriced tickets,drinks, and concessions. Chairs in the theatre itself were uncomfortable, and the theatre was a small concrete box in which you can hear EVERYTHING that everyone else is doing/saying. Just go to a regular movie theatre and save yourself the headache and the cash.

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Austin, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The problem with this place is that you'll never want to attend any other cinema again! Reservations are easy online, your seat is reserved, and there's time to stop off afterwards for a bite nearby before your parking expires. Your ticket is validated at the cashier as you pick up tickets. The little bar up front offers goodies to take... More

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Austin, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I too made the mistake of wandering in for my first movie here, only to learn that all seats were pre-ordered online in advance. Wah! This is because the theaters are so small and intimate. I was still intrigued so learned to order on their website beforehand. Now it's my favorite theater to meet friends, have a good time, some... More

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Austin, Texas
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256 reviews 256 reviews
67 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A friend and I came to watch a movie at 6:30, and had not purchased tickets online beforehand…our mistake…only one seat left. Ok, so we sat in the VC lobby trying to decide what do to…then the lady who was working the ticket counter came over and said someone had turned in their ticket so there were two seats left... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Violet Crown Cinema plays "art movies" in a classy, modern setting in a popular downtown Austin street scene. Reserved seating and free parking in the building make it easy to have an outstanding "urban experience." It's nice to enjoy wine, food and snacks before or after the movie, in the theater lobby/cafe as well.

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