Violet Crown Cinema

Indie Movie Theater, Movie Theater, and Bar
434 W 2nd St (San Antonio St), Austin, TX 78701, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 1:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
Beer, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

Violet Crown Cinema is a locally owned and operated cinema with four screens devoted to independent, documentary and international films.


Based on 302 votes

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    Matthew A.
    "comfy attire."(5 Tips)
    "Validated parking, endless popcorn, great craft cocktails."(4 Tips)
    agnes c.
    "Kick your feet up in the front row in cushy recliners with ottomans"(9 Tips)
    Andrea S.
    "The hotdogs are amazing!"(3 Tips)
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  • front row
  • comfortable
  • cocktails
  • reserved seating
  • pizza
  • hot dogs
  • café
  • films
  • cucumber martini
  • movies
  • good for dates
  • fancy
  • bourbon
  • beer
  • truffle fries
  • sushi
  • gin
  • breakfast food
  • parking
  • brussel sprouts
  • Nicole M.

    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.

    Nicole McAfee · April 15
  • Sara

    Validated parking, endless popcorn, great craft cocktails.

    Sara · April 5
  • Matthew A.

    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.

    Matthew Ash · March 22
  • Noori L.

    Always have good movies but I don't feel the love from the staff

    Noori L · February 12
  • Bailie

    Independent movies, great food, cocktails and craft beer!

    Bailie · December 10, 2014
  • B W.

    Great for independent/foreign films. Skip the food. Sit in the front row.

    B W · November 26, 2014
  • Mary B.

    Seats are very comfortable. Parking free & convenient.

    Mary Bradford · November 25, 2014
  • Rachael

    Decently priced food that looked tasty (had dinner beforehand, but I'll definitely try it next time).

    Rachael · August 21, 2014
  • Martin T.

    Absolutely get your tickets early so you can grab one of the ultra-cushy front row seats.

    Martin Thomas · August 16, 2014
  • Joel V.

    This place has a super dope vibe and super friendly staff. The cherry on top is VALIDATED PARKING!

    Joel Victorian · August 8, 2014
  • Scott F.

    Outstanding experience here. Fantastic service and top notch facilities. Highly recommended!!!

    Scott Forshay · July 13, 2014
  • Steve B.

    Viewing angle from the last row is a bit off. Just a bit too high. (Row E for example, in theater 4

    Steve Basile · June 8, 2014
  • Kathy B.

    Great food, wonderful staff, drinks and a movie... what more could you ask for?

    Kathy B. · May 7, 2014
  • Brian K.

    Great easy cinema. Assigned seats!!!!

    Brian Kordelski · April 28, 2014
  • Mari-chu C.

    Great place to watch an indie premiere.

    Mari-chu Coria · March 11, 2014
  • Greg G.

    Very clean place- don't get the breakfast tacos- the theater is great

    Greg Gordon · March 9, 2014
  • Andrea S.

    The hotdogs are amazing!

    Andrea Sanchez · February 19, 2014
  • Stefanie W.

    Popcorn is one size- small but u get refills!

    Stefanie Wray · January 24, 2014
  • Freddy Q.

    Drinks are strong!

    Freddy Qaqish · January 9, 2014
  • Traci C.

    15 dollars to park for 30 minutes, fuck this place!

    Traci Cole · December 23, 2013
  • Veronica T.

    Ask for front row so you can enjoy an ottoman with your seat!

    Veronica Tarver · November 12, 2013
  • David F.

    The brussels sprouts are amazing.

    David Farnum · November 4, 2013
  • Taylor M.

    I recommend the #poweron punch

    Taylor McKnight · October 14, 2013
  • Barrett P.

    Barrett Phelan · October 1, 2013
  • Maki M.

    Pepperoni pizza is awesome!

    Maki Miller · August 25, 2013
  • Bethany J.

    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!

    Bethany Jo · August 21, 2013
  • Dori L.

    Great experience!! Loved the reserved seating.

    Dori Lacamu · August 15, 2013
  • Social N.

    Cheese plate. All the way. And they're pizza is astounding.

    Social News Network · August 14, 2013
  • bobb x h.

    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.

    bobb x ha · July 13, 2013
  • Brandi L.

    Come early and have some of the best cocktails in Austin... Especially the ones with bourbon

    Brandi Lyons · July 3, 2013
  • Cassie D.

    The feel of a great L.A. theater with the weirdness of Austin just outside :)

    Cassie Delacruz · June 22, 2013
  • Alachia Q.

    Great small theater. The seating is stadium style and the staff is very friendly. Will be coming back! You can get parking validated inside.

    Alachia Queen · June 1, 2013
  • Andy B.

    4 hours of parking validated is huge. Great little restaurant and bar. I'd do just to hang out there. Movies are a bonus.

    Andy Bitner · March 27, 2013
  • Ann D.

    Need power? Check out the upper lounge.

    Ann D · March 15, 2013
  • c0uP

    Love that they have a good selection of great film books at the back of the cafe to peruse freely.

    c0uP · March 14, 2013
  • 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

  • Tyler A.

    AMLI parking validation!

    Tyler Arnold · February 10, 2013
  • Sean B.

    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.

    Sean Bruton · January 29, 2013
  • Austin Chronicle

    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

    Austin Chronicle · January 17, 2013
  • Elizabeth

    If you're a yuppie, you will love this place. I'll take character over "style" any day.

    Elizabeth · November 26, 2012
  • Jeff B.

    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).

    Jeff Bobula · October 26, 2012
  • caitlin c.

    Order the chips and queso. Mmm!!

    caitlin carlson · September 8, 2012
  • Geoff D.

    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.

    Geoff Duncan · August 29, 2012
  • jessica m. h.

    an art-house theater with reserved seats and a full-service café

    jessica m. hintermeister · August 21, 2012
  • Ben F.

    Don't waste your money on the popcorn. It's not good.

    Ben Figer · August 10, 2012
  • SundanceTV

    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.

    SundanceTV · July 13, 2012
  • Social N.

    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.

    Social News Network · June 29, 2012
  • Christopher R.

    Like your last movie theater, but better looking.

    Christopher Rusho · May 16, 2012
  • Austin 360

    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.

    Austin 360 · May 8, 2012
  • agnes c.

    Kick your feet up in the front row in cushy recliners with ottomans

    agnes chan · March 15, 2012

Upcoming Events

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