Prince fans will be able to honor the late singer’s legacy by going to watch the iconic Purple Rain film in theaters across the country starting next week.
A day after Prince’s shocking death, theater chains and even small exhibitors have responded with affection by requesting prints from Warner Bros. for the Grammy and Oscar winner’s 1984 pic Purple Rain. Overall, there will be north of 160 theaters playing Purple Rain in the next week.
Purple Rain was loosely based on Prince’s life and opened as his career caught the zeitgeist in July 1984. The pic’s soundtrack sold more than 13M copies in the U.S. and featured such iconic hit singles as “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Purple Rain” and “I Would Die 4 U.” Directed by Albert Magnoli and co-written by Magnoli and William Blinn, Purple Rain made $68.4M at the domestic box office.
Prince won an Oscar for the movie in the category of best music/original song score.
We’ll be there.