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Violet Crown Cinema Staying Closed During Pandemic
Local minichain standing with other Austin cinemas
"...having a field day with the idea that Texas cinemas are reopening in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic,..."

May 4, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

'Before Midnight' Premiere at Violet Crown Cinema
May 23, 2013. 13 photos.
"...last night's premiere event for Before Midnight at the Violet Crown. For more on the film, see our review...."

May 24, 2013 Photo Gallery

Blaze Premiere at Violet Crown Cinema
"...Blaze red carpet premiere at the Violet Crown Cinema on August 16, 2018..."

Aug. 17, 2018 Photo Gallery

AFS Cinema, Violet Crown Closing Temporarily During COVID-19 Outbreak
Arthouse cinemas follow national chains
"...Austin's arthouse scene was bound to follow: both AFS Cinema and Violet Crown have announced that they are closing..."

March 17, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Violet Crown Under Construction
New Downtown arthouse theatre plans soft opening in spring
"...Construction work is under way on the Violet Crown Cinema, one of the newest additions to Downtown...."

Dec. 3, 2010 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Violet Crown Recommits to Arlo & Julie
Arlo and Julie collectors' items up for grabs
"...Julie in its debut last Friday, May 8, the Violet Crown Cinema has carried over Steve Mims’ Austin-made film..."

May 14, 2015 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Violet Crown Supports One of Its Own
Cinema to donate 20% of sales to SXSW crash victim Evan West
"...and he "faces a long road to recovery," said Violet Crown Cinema owner Bill Banowsky...."

March 27, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

IPic Will Be Second Austin Cinema to Reopen
Local branch of luxury chain firing up starting June 11
"...National luxury cinema micro-chain iPic has announced that its Austin location will..."

June 9, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Violet Criterion Arthouse Overload!
Violet Crown + Criterion = awesome!
"...any good movies lately? Better brace yourself, then. Austin's Violet Crown Cinema and DVD/Blu-Ray overlords the Criterion Collection are..."

April 4, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

A New Night-out Option
The Violet Crown Cinema brings the arthouse ethos to Downtown
"...Two weeks shy of its opening date, the Violet Crown Cinema didn't look a whole lot like a..."

April 29, 2011 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Start Your Week With Magnolia Mondays
Violet Crown season highlights the indie powerhouse
"...Starting tonight, Violet Crown Cinema has launched Magnolia Mondays, a series celebrating..."

Jan. 14, 2019 Screens Post by Britt Hayes

Aviva
Dance your way through this genderfluid examination of relationships
"...one of the least categorizable creative forces in contemporary cinema. That Aviva comes from the same writer as The..."

June 19, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Home-State Advantage
Say hello to Texas Spotlight, a new film series
"...Spotlight, a new monthly film series programmed by the Violet Crown Cinema, will feature films directed by Texas filmmakers..."

April 9, 2014 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful
The fashion photographer's contradictions, from the glamazons who knew him
"...Bad and the Beautiful is available as a virtual cinema release now. Choose from: • Violet Crown Cinema (Tickets..."

July 24, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

South by Southwest Film Festival 2014
There are no wrong choices. Go forth and partake.
"...Theater at the Austin Convention Center, AMC at the Violet Crown Cinema, Topfer Theatre at ZACH, Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter..."

March 7, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

From the Vaults: Dear Pillow
John Pierson interviews filmmakers Bryan Poyser and Jacob Vaughan
"...A screening tonight at the Violet Crown Cinema celebrates the 10th anniversary of Dear Pillow,..."

June 10, 2014 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Seeing Is Believing
The Violet Crown Cinema has broken ground
"...construction has begun on Austin's newest film venue, the Violet Crown Cinema...."

Nov. 22, 2010 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

AFS Selects "Le Havre"
AFS and the Violet Crown initiate AFS Selects series with Le Havre
"...new partnership between the Austin Film Society and the Violet Crown Cinema...."

Nov. 4, 2011 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

From the Vaults: Chimps Ahoy
"Project Nim" stirs up memories of our Damn Dirty Ape issue
"...Project Nim has returned to Austin at the Violet Crown Cinema after a brief one-week run here last..."

Dec. 10, 2011 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Read My Lips for Free
Deux French thrillers for the price of one
"...for the 2:10pm show of Point Blank at the Violet Crown through Thursday and see Read My Lips for..."

Sept. 3, 2011 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Let's All Go to the Movies
Skip the multiplex: Austin has a better idea
"...it also boasts more unique opportunities to get your cinema on – in historic settings, with starry special guests,..."

March 3, 2017 Screens Post

A Celebration of Tradition and Change in Miss Juneteenth
Writer/director Channing Godfrey Peoples gives Black Texans back their crown
"...(Nicole Beharie) is a former winner of the pageant crown: 15 years later, she's pushing her teenage daughter, Kai..."

June 19, 2020 Screens Feature by Selome Hailu

How to Enjoy a Month in Paris
Eight-part film series, Summer in Paris, screens in August
"...if you’re spending the entire month in Austin. The Violet Crown’s eight-part Summer in Paris film series offers the..."

Aug. 2, 2017 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin Cinemas Go Virtual
New initiative changes the game for VOD to benefit indie theatres and distributors
"...When cinemas closed as part of the coronavirus lockdown, it looked..."

April 3, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Local Cinemas Embrace Online Experiment to Ride Out Coronavirus Closures
AFS, Alamo, and Violet Crown all screening online
"...As cinemas closed in the face of coronavirus, there have been..."

March 28, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Saint Frances
SXSW 2019 light-touch comedy faces growing up at 34
"...For years, abortion in cinema has either been reserved for “a very special episode”..."

March 13, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Lucky Grandma
Tsai Chin is one bad grandma in this glorious, unconventional noir
"...'70s cop show blaring horns), and Eduardo Enrique Mayén's cinematography, which coats everything in the grimy yellow of a..."

May 29, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Slay the Dragon
Hard-hitting political documentary shows the menace of gerrymandering is coming back
"...bought through virtual ticket booths for local art house cinemas. Choose from: • AFS Cinema (opens April 10) •..."

April 17, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Booksellers
Tale of New York antiquarian booksellers is the Reader's Digest version
"...bought through virtual ticket booths for local art house cinemas. Choose from:..."

April 17, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Wild Goose Lake
Chinese noir stumbles over its own remarkable style
"...Wild Goose Lake's most undeniable appeal is in the cinematography of Dong Jingsong (possibly best known for handling the..."

March 27, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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