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Violet Crown set to reopen to the public on May 7

Bill Banowsky, the CEO of Violet Crown Cinema, outside their the movie theater in the Santa Fe Railyard in 2015. Violet Crown is opening to the general public on Friday, May 7.
(Eddie Moore/Journal)

Cue the movies.

Violet Crown Cinema in Santa Fe is setting to re-open to the general public on Friday, May 7.

It’s been more than a year since the cinema was open to the general public.

“There is something unique and special about sitting in a darkened theater with a group of people and experiencing a film on the big screen. It is something that can’t be replicated at home,” said Violet Crown owner, Bill Banowsky. “We are excited to bring the magic of cinema back to Santa Fe.”

New release films available at Violet Crown include: Guy Ritchie’s action thriller “Wrath of Man” starring Jason Statham; anime action-adventure “Demon Slayer: Mugen Train,” currently number one at the box office; the video game inspired “Mortal Kombat;” 2021 Sundance documentary “Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street;” Best Picture Oscar winner “Nomadland;” and “News of the World” starring Tom Hanks, who frequented Violet Crown while in Santa Fe shooting this film.

According to Banowksy, Violet Crown will continue offering private rentals as part of its RSVP Cinema program.

In addition to new releases, guests of RSVP Cinema may also choose from Violet Crown’s popular JukeBox Cinema, featuring a collection of more than 100 classic Art, Independent and Hollywood films.

Masks are required in all public spaces except when eating or drinking.

To ensure social distancing, each auditorium’s maximum capacity is capped at 33%, and a single seat will be blocked between parties.

Tickets can be purchased at

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