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“Watching Films in Style”

Violet Crown Cinema
Ranked #13 of 60 Fun & Games in Austin
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Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Watching Films in Style”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

For my money, this place is even better than Alamo Drafthouse. It is a smaller, more intimate setting, which means there isn't a bad seat in the house. Even the front row isn't too bad, as it is set back quite far from the screen (and has the added benefit of La-Z-Boy chairs).

The food is pretty good, and not a terrible price (I particularly like the simple hummus and pita). They also have a great self-serve soda fountain (with Cheerwine for any folks from the Carolinas).

Bottom line, there's a better than 75% chance that I'll come here to see any film. Give it a try.

Visited December 2013
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Houston, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Awesome art house theatre”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Really cool place - great theatre, comfortable seats with folks who love movies so respect the other patrons. Buy tickets early, many that showed up were turned away because the shows were sold out in advance.

Visited April 2014
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Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Only way to see a movie”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

The Violet Crown is the only way to see a movie in Austin. Nice bar, good food, reserved seats, small theatres and it's clean. Free parking in the garage for patrons. It's terrific!

Visited March 2014
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Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Excellent art house cinema with real food and parking”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Downtown has been daunting in recent years for parking but Violet Crown has free parking garage with stamped ticket and great little meals. A downtown art house cinema with free parking and close to lots of great shops and restaurants for a walk after!!!!Love it!

Visited March 2014
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Galveston, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Buy online!”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Violet Crown is a great venue for watching movies, but we've been shut out ---even on weeknights!--when we strolled up to the ticket booth. Counter people are always apologetic and stamp your parking ticket anyway. Great theater with good selection of movies, and one of the few places in town willing to book documentaries.

Visited February 2014
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