It’s not too often that you can be the first one of your friends to do something, but here is your chance. The art culture in Austin got a great boost this weekend with the opening of a different “art-house” theater: The Violet Crown Cinema.
It’s different than the Alamo Drafthouse and Gold Class Cinema, but the biggest difference is they are cheaper. Weekdays it’s $9 a show and $11 on the weekends.
But remember, this is a different cinema.
With documentaries rising in popularity over the past few years, and foreign films finally reaching a main-stream quality, the Violet Crown is the Austin net that was put up on Second st. to catch all these great films.
You probably wont see The Hangover 2 here, but you’ll be exposed to films you never would have before. Think of it as risk reward.
I think bringing visitors here is even better than the Drafthouse or Gold Class because it’s really more about the art than the movies, which is more indicitave of ATX anyways.
The perks are $3 beers and free parking downtown for movie goers. Not bad considering that all free parking might be eliminated soon in the downtown area.
Take your visitors to this place, have a drink at the bar afterwards to talk about the movie, then strut downtown, and spend your parking money on a hot dog at Franks.