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Violet Crown Cinema

Indie Movie Theater, Movie Theater, and Bar
Downtown Austin, Austin
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  • Veronica T.
    "Ask for front row so you can enjoy an ottoman with your seat!"(9 Tips)
    Jim S.
    "Screen 4 row A is big comfy chairs."(5 Tips)
    Andrea S.
    "The hotdogs are amazing!"(3 Tips)
    Master M.
    "solid pizza makes the movie experience"(4 Tips)
73 Tips and reviews
  • front row
  • pizza
  • comfortable
  • cocktails
  • hot dogs
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  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleJanuary 17, 2013
    They had us at 4-hour validated parking. OK, there's also the terrific arthouse and foreign programming, the artisanal cheese plate and full bar, but it bears repeating: 4-hour validated parking! Read more
  • Bethany J.
    Bethany JoAugust 21, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Amazing! I highly recommend this place! They have a parking lot off 2nd and San Antonio with a blue entrance sign on the side of the sushi place. Great seats, great service, and fantastic programming!
  • Master M.
    Best damn theatre in the 512. Great beer and solid pizza makes the movie experience that much better. Fantastic gin selection as well, if that's your thing. Read more
  • Alachia Q.
    Alachia QueenJune 1, 2013
    Great small theater. The seating is stadium style and the staff is very friendly. Will be coming back! You can get parking validated inside.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 29, 2012
    Great venue, and great atmosphere. First, you need to reserve tickets ahead of time - they sell out frequently. Second, take a date here. Oh, and parking is validated. One of my favorite theaters.
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole McAfeeApril 15, 2015
    The only theater where you WANT to sit in the front row. Buy tickets online and pick out your seats. Arrive early for food/drinks. Unlike Alamo, they do not deliver food to you in the theater.
  • Austin 360
    Austin 360May 8, 2012
    This art-house theater features four screens, with 50 seats or fewer in each screening room, and a lobby bar and patio serving heavy appetizers. Customers get free parking in the adjacent AMLI garage.
  • Matthew A.
    Matthew AshMarch 22, 2015
    Classy joint. Everyone is wearing plaid and boots...but its cool if u just roll in some comfy attire. The establishment is well maintained and fully stocked bar!! Try truffle fries.
  • SundanceTV
    SundanceTVJuly 13, 2012
    The 4-hour parking is included with the movie. There's a variety of healthier munchies and a small selection of the usual candy. The espresso drinks are a billion times better than Starbucks.
  • Sean B.
    Sean BrutonJanuary 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best damn theatre in the 512. Great beer and solid pizza makes the movie experience that much better. Fantastic gin selection as well, if that's your thing.
  • Samantha S.
    Samantha Smith3 weeks ago
    Get there early the food takes a while and then you have to get up during the movie to pick it up. Brussel sprouts are a must order
  • The Austin Grand Prix
    The Austin Grand PrixDecember 30, 2011
    Order your food & drinks at the in-house restaurant & bar and then walk them into your theater. Enjoy the film in your reserved, over-sized leather chairs.
  • Andy B.
    Andy BitnerMarch 27, 2013
    4 hours of parking validated is huge. Great little restaurant and bar. I'd do just to hang out there. Movies are a bonus.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BobulaOctober 26, 2012
    Validate your parking before the movie so the clowns don't think you're the clown trying to pull a fast one on them (and so you don't forget).
  • AustinPixels
    AustinPixelsSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you sit in the front row you don't have to feel bad to get up and get a drink during the movie. And the seats are super comfy!
  • c0uP
    c0uPMarch 14, 2013
    Love that they have a good selection of great film books at the back of the cafe to peruse freely.
  • Brandi L.
    Brandi LyonsJuly 3, 2013
    Come early and have some of the best cocktails in Austin... Especially the ones with bourbon
  • Joel V.
    Joel VictorianAugust 8, 2014
    This place has a super dope vibe and super friendly staff. The cherry on top is VALIDATED PARKING!
  • Geoff D.
    Geoff DuncanAugust 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    It's a good idea to reserve your tickets online and make sure to get there early. It's a small theatre, and they might not let you enter if you're late.
  • Scott F.
    Scott ForshayJuly 13, 2014
    Outstanding experience here. Fantastic service and top notch facilities. Highly recommended!!!
  • Sara
    SaraApril 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Validated parking, endless popcorn, great craft cocktails.
  • Martin T.
    Martin ThomasAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Absolutely get your tickets early so you can grab one of the ultra-cushy front row seats.
  • Rachael
    RachaelAugust 21, 2014
    Decently priced food that looked tasty (had dinner beforehand, but I'll definitely try it next time).
  • Greg G.
    Greg GordonMarch 9, 2014
    Very clean place- don't get the breakfast tacos- the theater is great
  • Bill J M.
    Bill J McCarleyOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best hotdog around. Fresh cut fries too. Open for lunch. No movie required.
  • Mary B.
    Mary BradfordNovember 25, 2014
    Seats are very comfortable. Parking free & convenient.
  • Veronica T.
    Veronica TarverNovember 12, 2013
    Ask for front row so you can enjoy an ottoman with your seat!
  • Steve B.
    Steve BasileJune 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Viewing angle from the last row is a bit off. Just a bit too high. (Row E for example, in theater 4
  • Steve W.
    Steve WilliamsJuly 17, 2011
    $4 for a friggin' bottle of Topo Chico? C'mon! Even Alamo Draft House only charges $1.50. I know everything costs more in movie theaters, but not THAT much more.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkAugust 14, 2013
    Cheese plate. All the way. And they're pizza is astounding.
  • bobb x h.
    bobb x haJuly 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    i've never not sat on the front row at this cinema. it's like rock star seating. look for row A when buying your tix online.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethNovember 26, 2012
    If you're a yuppie, you will love this place. I'll take character over "style" any day.
  • B W.
    B WNovember 26, 2014
    Great for independent/foreign films. Skip the food. Sit in the front row.
  • caitlin c.
    caitlin carlsonSeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the chips and queso. Mmm!!
  • Cassie D.
    Cassie DelacruzJune 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The feel of a great L.A. theater with the weirdness of Austin just outside :)
  • jessica m. h.
    an art-house theater with reserved seats and a full-service café
  • Stefanie W.
    Stefanie WrayJanuary 24, 2014
    Popcorn is one size- small but u get refills!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HodsonNovember 25, 2015
    Great place to see a movie. Down front is better.
  • Colby R.
    Colby RingeisenJune 25, 2016
    Eat before your movie as they have a cafe but don't serve food in the theater (WTF?).
  • Kelsey V.
    Kelsey Van MeterFebruary 23, 2012
    Smells funny but you get used to it. They also have Dublin dr pepper in the fountain
  • Noori L.
    Noori LFebruary 12, 2015
    Always have good movies but I don't feel the love from the staff
  • Bailie
    BailieDecember 10, 2014
    Independent movies, great food, cocktails and craft beer!
  • Dori L.
    Dori LacamuAugust 15, 2013
    Great experience!! Loved the reserved seating.
  • Brian K.
    Brian KordelskiApril 28, 2014
    Great easy cinema. Assigned seats!!!!
  • Jefferson B.
    Jefferson BurrussJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The rear row of the theater is a better than close up.
  • Ann D.
    Ann DMarch 15, 2013
    Need power? Check out the upper lounge.
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea SanchezFebruary 19, 2014
    The hotdogs are amazing!
  • David F.
    David FarnumNovember 4, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The brussels sprouts are amazing.
  • Dara B.
    Dara BassinMarch 9, 2012
    Swanky! Best movie theater I've ever been too!
  • Jim S.
    Jim ScottNovember 20, 2011
    Screen 4 row A is big comfy chairs. Row B is eye level with the middle of the screen
  • Greg W.
    Greg WilsonMay 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't be fooled. The front row is the best.
  • trayc t.
    trayc traycAugust 5, 2011
    The most comfortable theatre seats ever!
  • Adam H.
    Adam HickeyFebruary 19
    The hummus plate is great.
  • Danielle R.
    Danielle RoystonMay 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the cucumber martini. Very refreshing and light
  • Maki M.
    Maki MillerAugust 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Pepperoni pizza is awesome!
  • Mari-chu C.
    Mari-chu CoriaMarch 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to watch an indie premiere.
  • cindy f.
    cindy f.July 11, 2011
    St. Germain, acai berry and fresh lime juice. Mmm.
  • Ginger S.
    Ginger SAugust 22, 2015
    Love the cake balls for a sweet movie treat!
  • David J. N.
    David J. NeffJuly 4, 2011
    Park at the Amli up to 4 hours and get validated!
  • Eddie W.
    Eddie WilliamsApril 25, 2016
    Great Seats.
  • agnes c.
    agnes chanMarch 15, 2012
    Kick your feet up in the front row in cushy recliners with ottomans
  • jodi h.
    jodi hendersonFebruary 3, 2012
    The Ava hot dog is pretty good.
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GoodwinJuly 30, 2011
    Front row is the best.. kick your feet up and post hard!!
  • Christopher R.
    Christopher RushoMay 16, 2012
    Like your last movie theater, but better looking.
  • Taylor M.
    Taylor McKnightOctober 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I recommend the #poweron punch
  • Barrett P.
    Barrett PhelanOctober 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
  • Tyler A.
    Tyler ArnoldFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    AMLI parking validation!
  • Freddy Q.
    Freddy QaqishJanuary 9, 2014
    Drinks are strong!
  • Traci C.
    Traci ColeDecember 23, 2013
    15 dollars to park for 30 minutes, fuck this place!
  • Julian T.
    Julian TristanDecember 23, 2011
    This place rocks!!
  • Joe P.
    Joe PolandJune 8, 2011
    Top notch!
  • Danielle R.
    Danielle RoystonMay 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Parking is validated
  • Ben F.
    Ben FigerAugust 10, 2012
    Don't waste your money on the popcorn. It's not good.
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