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“Intimate lovely little cinema”

Violet Crown Cinema
Ranked #11 of 63 Fun & Games in Austin
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

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!

Thank livingood
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Small and cozy movie theater. I used to eat the ginger pork tapas every time we went to watch a movie there. The Violet Crown always shows great documentaries and cultural movies. I love this place.

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Reviewed December 17, 2013

It was nice. I like that they have a bar and food. But then it's coming early to the movie to eat and drink before the movie. Frankly, Alamo has spoiled me - eating and drinking during the movie is now what I look forward to. But Violet Crown was nice and they validate parking so the fact that it is downtown is okay. I do like that they will play independent films. I'd go back for the right movie, perhaps something with subtitles - without the food, I could probably focus.

Thank Jo3699
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Violet Crown has a terrific bar, good light meals, capable staff and a great selection of films. Seats can be reserved and are very comfortable.


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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Loved this movie theatre. It's small and right in the heart of a lovely part of the city with trendy restaurants and cafe's all around it. There is free parking in the station behind the theatre with you movie stub. The seats in the theatre are lovely and comfortable and the front row seats actually recline! It was clean and well kept. The bar area is nice for a drink before the movie. More upscale and trendy, not your average pop corn and coke type of establishment.

Thank Kym M
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