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Violet Crown Cinema

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Neighborhood: Downtown
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Address: 434 W. 2nd St., Austin, TX
Phone Number:
+1 512-495-9600
10:00 am - 12:30 am
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 am

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Cozy Theater in Downtown Austin

Great venue to watch a newly released movie. Limited seating so reserve your seat in advance online. Order food and drink before the show from the small bar and restaurant... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue to watch a newly released movie. Limited seating so reserve your seat in advance online. Order food and drink before the show from the small bar and restaurant adjacent to the theater screens. Arrive early for enough time to select menu items. Bar/restaurant can become crowded and service is slow. No reclining seats but ample space in small... More 

Thank macnmiles
Austin, Texas
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

The experience is right up there with Alamo Drafthouse, possibly better. The dining area has a bar, indoor seating, and outdoor seating. The theater seats are wonderfully comfortable. I hope to return with my girlfriend for a nice date. Give it a shot!

Thank CameronTracks
Avila Beach, California
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141 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

A cool concept for a theatre but a few things could make this place better. The food was ok but very small portions for the money. I would just suggest going to eat somewhere else and them coming here for drinks/snacks. I've been to other theatre's that serve food and they have tables set up inside the theatre along with... More 

Thank Erin M
Worcester, Massachusetts
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207 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Small theater, good beer choices, beer was good, cookie was good and the food looked great. Oh and ya we enjoyed the movie as well!

Thank kellygirl63
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Great venue with comfy seats. Food was a bonus, and nice small audience. Would definitely visit again

Thank Stephen D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

This was a great respite from a 96 degree day. Several small theaters with a mix of artsy and mainstream films and a busy cafe with a variety of good eats.

Thank rhumane
Austin, Texas
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Love this place. It's small and has all I need. Good movie selections, great food, comfy chairs, full bar and first runs. I would go for their popcorn, it's that good. 4 hour pkg validation makes it a good date night.

Thank Ginny B
Austin TX
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177 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

I love the Violet Crown Cinema where it is a place to hangout before or after movie. Today I wanted to get out the rain and see "Hell or High Water". If you drive here park in the garage on San Antonio St just passed 2nd St, and you get 4 hours free parking when you get your voucher stamped... More 

Thank Homestyle68
O'Fallon, Missouri, United States
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This place is movie lovers heaven!! It appears to be located in an upscale shopping and dining district with a serious hipster vibe. Six small theaters with super comfy chairs and pick your own assigned seating. If you want you can opt for recliners right in the front of the theater. Eclectic menu with freshly prepared foods. Honestly, the best... More 

Thank Sylvia B
New York
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139 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Not being from Texas, this was a little bit different kind of movie theater for me. It's upstairs, and has a bar, food, and eating area. You have to pick your seat before you pay! So different! There's even recliners in the first row. But, seats are very comfortable and I enjoyed the experience.

Thank KMillerNewYork

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