We just visited the Violet Crown for the first time and really loved the whole experience. The cinema was small and very comfortable... it feels like downtown Austin. We took advantage of the 4 hour free parking right below the theatre which allowed us to wander about downtown and have a drink before the movie started. The food and drinks were great as well as the prices. Good selection of movies there's nothing not to like about this little gem! Similar to Alamo you can purchase tickets online and select your seats in advance. Unlike the Alamo this is not full service so you do have to pick up your food and drink orders. One warning regarding the parking if you go 1 minute over the four hour allowance you're charged $15 so keep your eyes on your watch. Great addition, love it!