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Violet Crown Cinema

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Address: 434 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3898
Phone Number: (512) 495-9600
10:00 am - 2:30 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Austin TX
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Austin TX
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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106 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

These are the type of theaters you want to watch every movie inside. An enjoyable atmosphere with outdoor area and a bar full of craft beer. The cinemas are small and boutique style; which make for a cozy movie watching experience. A lot of Indie films, as well as headliners.

Thank KrisMunn
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

I was in Austin for a week in April 2016 and enjoyed this cinema as it offered a more interesting selection of films than one expects in Texas. The seating is very comfortable with good sloping so one can see well from anywhere. My only negative would be the cafes attached which are too keen, even after you have explained... More 

Thank David P
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162 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Love this place! Comfortable, assigned seats! Good food and drinks. But being able to see indies not available in other theaters is the best reason to go here! Also, the free garage parking is a huge plus on bad days or any day. Just get your parking stub validated and it's free. We saw two movies, back to back. No... More 

Thank Texas1964
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94 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

We chose this theater because it is very conveniently located right in downtown Austin. There is a parking garage that is right behind the theater so that you don't have to search around for street parking. The seats are comfortable and you can order food and drinks while you watch the movie. During the movie, you just fill out little... More 

Thank GoBlueTraveler
Corvallis, Oregon
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169 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Nice theater, small audience, brews and food...what the big theater wish they were...this is the way to see a movie!

Thank Josh W
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108 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Contemporary style. Seats were comfy but not great views for the size of the theater. On 2nd floor and stairs could use a steam cleaning. Employees were not overly friendly.

Thank helamen
United States
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Good drinks from the bar and great seats......great location, too, in the center of boutique shopping. Love that it is a small theater and every seat has a great view.

Thank Lorrie S

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