Prince Honored as AMC Theaters Play 'Purple Rain' This Weekend

Prince Honored as AMC Theaters Play 'Purple Rain' This Weekend

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Prince Honored as AMC Theaters Play 'Purple Rain' This Weekend news
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Prince will shine brightly on the big screen once more as AMC announced it will show his 1984 film Purple Rain at 87 theaters this weekend.

Although Prince was already a star off the strength of 1980’s Dirty Mind and 1982’s 1999, the 1984 film, based very loosely on the legendary musician’s life, launched him into superstardom, earning $68 million at the box office. But more notably, the Purple Rain album, which was also a soundtrack to the film, sold more than 25 million records worldwide, and remains arguably one of the most influential albums ever recorded.

Purple Rain also shed a brighter light on soul/funk band, The Time, as well as Prince’s all-girl act, Apollonia 6, with the music of both groups heavily highlighted in the film. In the movie, Prince plays The Kid, a troubled musician trying to balance the dynamics of his troubled family life with the creative restrictions he often faces from the club owner where he has a residency. All of this is of course, in the midst of falling in love with the new woman in town, Apollonia, who also has her eyes on super stardom—so much so, that in what turned out to be one of the most hilariously memorable scenes, she was willing to “pass the initiation” and “purify” herself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka (spoiler: that wasn’t Lake Minnetonka).

With sizzling performances, including “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Computer Blue and the always popular, “Darling NIkki,” the movie culminates with a moving performance of the title track, “Purple Rain.”

Prince fans everywhere should rejoice at the opportunity to see him on the big screen once more.

Watch the trailer:

Participating cities and theaters include:

Atlanta

  • AMC North Dekalb Mall 16
  • AMC Phipps Plaza 14
  • AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18

Baltimore

  • AMC White Marsh 16

Baton Rouge

  • AMC Baton Rouge 16

Boston

  • AMC Loews Boston Common 19
  • AMC Liberty Tree Mall 20
  • AMC Methuen 20

Charlotte

  • AMC Carolina Pavilion 22

Chicago

  • AMC 600 North Michigan 9
  • AMC Naperville 16
  • AMC South Barrington 30
  • AMC Schererville 16

Cincinnati

  • AMC Newport on the Levee 20

Columbus

  • AMC Easton Town Center 30
  • AMC Lennox 24

Dallas

  • AMC Grapevine Mills 30
  • AMC Mesquite 30
  • AMC Stonebriar Mall 24
  • AMC Parks @ Arlington 18

Denver

  • AMC Highlands Ranch 24
  • AMC Westminster Promenade 24

Detroit

  • AMC Forum 30
  • AMC Great Lakes 25

Hartford

  • AMC Plainville 20

Houston

  • AMC Gulf Pointe 30
  • AMC Studio 30
  • AMC Willowbrook 24

Indianapolis

  • AMC Indianapolis 17

Jacksonville

  • AMC Regency 24

Kansas City

  • AMC Barrywoods 24
  • AMC Town Center 20

Los Angeles

  • AMC Atlantic Times Square 14
  • AMC Broadway 4
  • AMC Covina 17
  • AMC Norwalk 20
  • AMC Ontario Mills 30
  • AMC Orange 30 W/IMAX
  • AMC Promenade 16
  • AMC Rolling Hills 20

Miami

  • AMC Aventura Mall 24

Minneapolis

  • AMC Arbor Lakes 16
  • AMC Coon Rapids 16
  • AMC Eden Prairie Mall 18
  • AMC Inver Grove 16
  • AMC Rosedale 14
  • AMC Southdale Center 16

Montgomery

  • AMC Festival Plaza 16

New Orleans

  • AMC Elmwood Palace 20

New York

  • AMC 19th St East 6
  • AMC Empire 25
  • AMC Jersey Gardens 20
  • AMC Kips Bay 15
  • AMC New Brunswick 18
  • AMC Palisades 21 And Imax
  • AMC Stony Brook 17

Norfolk

  • AMC Hampton 24

Oklahoma City

  • AMC Quail Springs Mall 24

Omaha

  • AMC Oak View 24

Orlando

  • AMC Disney Springs 24
  • AMC Universal Cineplex 20

Philadelphia

  • AMC Cherry Hill 24
  • AMC Hamilton 24
  • AMC Neshaminy 24

Phoenix

  • AMC Ahwatukee 24
  • AMC Arizona Center 24
  • AMC Westgate 20

Pittsburgh

  • AMC Waterfront 22

Raleigh

  • AMC Southpoint 17

Salt Lake City

  • AMC West Jordan 12

San Diego

  • AMC Mission Valley 20

San Francisco

  • AMC Mercado 20
  • AMC Metreon 16

Seattle

  • AMC Alderwood 16
  • AMC Oak Tree 6
  • Southcenter 16
  • AMC Pacific Place 11

Spokane

  • AMC River Park Square 20

St. Louis

  • AMC Chesterfield 14
  • AMC West Olive 16

Tallahassee

  • AMC Tallahassee Mall 20

Tampa

  • AMC Veterans Expressway 24
  • AMC Woodlands Square 20

Tulsa

  • AMC Southroads 20

Washington D.C.

  • AMC Hoffman 22
  • AMC MJ Capital Center 12

West Palm

  • AMC Indian River 24

 

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