Violet Crown Cinema, set to open in the 2nd Street District of Downtown Austin 4/29/2011. New information: Prices for tickets: Matinee tickets – $9; all other shows M-TH – $11, and $13 Fri. – Sun. The opening lineup will be announced March 22.
See our previous post for more information on the theatre, and check out FODA’s website for more information on their firm!
Update: Pretty new splash page up: http://violetcrowncinema.com/
Addie Alexander says
The best is they will be showing indies, art films and foreign films that are not at the Alamo. The Arbor is just too far from South Austin and particularly for us transplanted New Yorkers who are used to the MTA getting us to the theater. Welcome VCC!
Austin Healy says
I agree Jude. I think 2nd street & VCC will be a perfect fit. They’re creating something very special to the film world, and for downtown Austin. With ACL, The Music Hall, and Ballet Austin it creates this little entertainment bubble for this part of dt.
Lance Hunter says
Okay, this theater had better bring something absolutely exceptional to the table if they think they’re going to last more than 6 months charging more than the Alamo. Unfortunately, this whole project seems like another case of Dallasites bringing their “look, this is so new & shiny, it must be sophisticated!” aesthetic to Austin where it will crash and burn.
Jude Galligan says
Well…. 2nd Street is new and shiny.
I agree that they need to bring an experience/product/service that is exceptional, however 2nd Street (especially now that the W is built) is a solid fit for this type of destination/entertainment.