2014 Film Venues and Shuttles

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The Film Festival Shuttle is free to Film, Gold and Platinum registrants and runs a circuit servicing most of the Film Festival Venues from Friday, March 7 through Saturday, March 15. Catch the shuttle from Trinity Street outside of the Exhibit Hall 2 at the Austin Convention Center to quickly get to your next screening. Shuttles leave every 10–15 minutes and stop within a close walking distance of most Film venues. Watch the detailed video below for more information, and scroll down for a useful interactive map.

Bookmark shuttles.sxsw.com for a live shuttle tracker during the event, and for general shuttles information, see this page.

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Film Festival Shuttles run during the following times:

March 7: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
March 8 - March 15: 9:30 am - 1:00 am

713 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

1100 seats

Built in 1915, this historic theatre is our largest venue, the location of many of our red carpet premieres and just a great place to see movies!
Don’t get scared off by long lines out front. It holds a lot of people!

719 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

298 seats

This vintage movie house was built next door to the Paramount Theatre and within sight of the State Capitol building in 1935.

Austin Convention Center, EH2
2nd & Trinity

645 seats

Located inside the Convention Center, the Vimeo Theater is at the heart of the conference and festival, and will host screenings and daily Film Keynote sessions alike.
It’s our 2nd largest venue and is within walking distance of the Alamo Ritz, VCC, Stateside and Paramount Theatre.

1510 Toomey Rd
Austin, TX 78704

420 seats

The striking new Topfer Theatre is the latest addition to the 78 year old ZACH. The 420-seat venue will host Red Carpet Premieres and more, and is a great place to grab a bite to eat or a drink.

Handily located on the Film Fest Shuttle route, it's also a brief walk from the Violet Crown, Rollins and Long Center convergence events. Or why not make like a local and take a short scenic stroll along Lady Bird Lake trail from downtown?

320 East 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Theater 1 - 172 seats
Theater 2 - 69 seats
Theaters 1 & 2 - 241 seats

The Ritz is an intimate, two screen theater located on 6th Street in the heart of Austin’s club district, only a few blocks away from the Austin Convention Center. They serve a full menu of food and drink - beer and liquor included! It’s a great venue but the screenings fill up fast. Plan to arrive extra early to ensure you get in.

434 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701

183 seats

The VCC offers intimate screenings and a lounge which features dining tables and wait service.

Their Bar & Café offers a full cocktail bar, including an extensive beer and wine list as well as an array of appetizers. Visit the cinema to enjoy a drink or a snack whether seeing a movie or not. And while the screening rooms are intimate, the quality is first rate.

701 West Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704

210 seats

This venue is at the Long Center for the Performing Arts and on the Film Festival Shuttle route between downtown and The Topfer Theatre at ZACH.


These venues are outside the downtown footprint of the festival and are not serviced by the Film Festival Venue Shuttle, but offer additional screening opportunities to our filmmakers and local film audience. They feature a full menu of food and drink - beer included! Alamo Slaughter is also home to the 400 Rabbits cocktail lounge.

5701 W. Slaughter Lane
Austin, TX 78739

130 seats

2700 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757

115 seats

6226 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX 78752

278 seats

Further enhancing the wider SXSW Film experience, just north of downtown Austin reside the 278 seat Marchesa Theater. Newly refurbished, the venue features 35mm projection, food and drink options in the bar, and a large lobby for those post-screening discussions. It is also the year-round home of the Austin Film Society.

Photo Credits:
Paramount Theatre by Michael Buckner
Photo by Jesse Knish/WireImage
Austin Convention Center courtesy ACC
Topfer Theater at ZACH Image courtesy Paul Bardigjy
AMC at VCC image courtesy Foda Studios
Rollins Theatre Image courtesy Bobby Longoria
Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, courtesy Nick Simonite
The Marchesa courtesy Austin Film Society