Friday, May 6, 2011

New Kid on the Block

For Austin locals I am excited to say that we have a new movie theater that just opened up on downtown's second street district. The Violet Crown is a locally owned and operated cinema devoted to art, independent, documentary and international films. I love the Alamo Drafthouse as much as the next guy (or gal), but having a new venue to satisfy my film cravings can't be a bad thing.

Violet Crown tid bit: "The City of the Violet Crown" is one of Austin's oldest nicknames.  Famed Austin resident and local author William Sydney Porter - also know by his pen name as O. Henry - has long been credited with using the name in his short story “Tictoq,” published in 1894.

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