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Purple Rain

Friday, Jul 14 at 7:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Albert Magnoli. 1984, 111 mins. DCP. With Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos, Clarence Williams III. The Grammy- and Oscar-winning Purple Rain marks the electrifying movie debut of Prince as the Kid, a Minneapolis club musician as alienated as he is talented. Struggling with a tumultuous home life, The Kid takes refuge in his music and his love for aspiring singer Apollonia. One of the films that helped set the template for eighties stylistic excess, Purple Rain is a wonderfully bombastic big-screen experience that was a massive hit in summer of 1984 and which made back ten times its budget and helped mythologize its iconic star for the screen. The incredible soundtrack includes the title song, “When Doves Cry,” and “Let’s Go Crazy.” (Released July 27, 1984)

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.