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Prince’s PURPLE RAIN Returns to Movie Theaters This Weekend

Prince’s PURPLE RAIN Returns to Movie Theaters This Weekend

While we are all still feeling the shock of the sudden death of musical legend Prince, one of the bright spots during this tragedy–if there really can be such a thing–is the outpouring of love and admiration for the Purple One from every corner of the globe.

Everywhere you went in the hours after his death, you heard “Let’s Go Crazy” and “Kiss” playing over every speaker. Fans danced and sang to his music in front of a City Hall in San Francisco, which was bathed in purple light, and hundreds gathered in front of the First Avenue nightclub in Minnesota, where Prince got his start, and where his semi-autobiographical 1984 film Purple Rain was filmed.

And this weekend, fans can celebrate that very film when Purple Rain returns to movie theaters across the country. Variety is reporting that AMC, the nation’s largest theater chain, is teaming up with studio Warner Bros. to screen Purple Rain in 87 AMC theater locations this Saturday, April 22, through Thursday, April 27. Carmike Theaters will also screen the cult favorite in 80 theaters.

While there isn’t much story to Purple Rain, the movie’s charm is watching Prince and the Revolution–not to mention Morris Day and the Time–just performing on stage, which alone is worth the price of admission. It’s an incredible time capsule of 1980s style and sound, and if you’re a Prince fan at all, you should treat yourself to watching Purple Rain in a movie theater while you can. I mean, it’s worth it just for the “Darling Nikki” sequence alone.

Below is a list of participating theaters across the country:


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

AMC White Marsh 16

Baton Rouge
AMC Baton Rouge 16

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

AMC Carolina Pavilion 22

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

AMC Newport on the Levee 20

AMC Easton Town Center 30
AMC Lennox 24

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

AMC Highlands Ranch 24
AMC Westminster Promenade 24

AMC Forum 30
AMC Great Lakes 25

AMC Plainville 20

AMC Gulf Pointe 30
AMC Studio 30
AMC Willowbrook 24

AMC Indianapolis 17

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

AMC Aventura Mall 24

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

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

AMC Hampton 24

Oklahoma City
AMC Quail Springs Mall 24

AMC Oak View 24


AMC Disney Springs 24
AMC Universal Cineplex 20

AMC Cherry Hill 24
AMC Hamilton 24
AMC Neshaminy 24

AMC Ahwatukee 24
AMC Arizona Center 24
AMC Westgate 20

AMC Waterfront 22

AMC Southpoint 17

Salt Lake City
AMC West Jordan 12

San Diego
AMC Mission Valley 20

San Francisco
AMC Mercado 20
AMC Metreon 16

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

AMC River Park Square 20

St. Louis
AMC Chesterfield 14
AMC West Olive 16

AMC Tallahassee Mall 20

AMC Veterans Expressway 24
AMC Woodlands Square 20

AMC Southroads 20

Washington D.C.
AMC Hoffman 22
AMC MJ Capital Center 12

West Palm
AMC Indian River 24


Wynnsong 14 Auburn AL
Jubilee Square 12 Daphne AL
Carmike 12 Dothan AL
Patton Creek 15 Hoover AL
Valley Bend 18 Huntsville, AL
Wynnsong 16 Mobile, AL
Chantilly 13 Montgomery, AL
Wharf 15 Orange Beach, AL

Carmike 14 Fort Smith, AR
Central City 10 Hot Springs, AR

Carmike 7 Grand Junction, CO

Carmike 14 Dover, DE

Royal Palm 20 Bradenton, FL
Hialeah 12 Hialeah, FL
Avenue 16 Melbourne, FL
Carmike 10 Panama City, FL
Bayou 15 Pensacola, FL
Broward 18 Pompano Beach, FL
Lakeshore 8 Sebring, FL
Sundial 19 + IMAX St Petersburg, FL
Starlight 20 Tampa, FL
Parisian 20 West Palm Beach, FL

Wynnsong 16 Albany, GA
Ovation 12 Athens, GA
Movies ATL Atlanta, GA
Riverstone 15 Canton, GA
Carmike 12 Cartersville, GA
Carmike 15 Columbus, GA
Crossroads 16 Conyers, GA
Movies 400 Cumming, GA
Movie 278 Hiram, GA
Carmike 10 Newnan, GA
Wynnsong 11 Savannah, GA
Carmike 12 Snellville, GA

Wynnsong 12 Cedar Rapids, IA
Wynnsong 16 Des Moines, IA
Southern Hills 12 Sioux City, IA

Carmike 13 Champaign, IL
Grand Prairie 18 Peoria, IL
Rosemont 18 Rosemont, IL

Encore Park 14 Elkhart IN
Jefferson Pointe 18 Fort Wayne, IN
Carmike 18 Plainfield, IN

Stonybrook 20 Louisville, KY

Fashion Square 10 Saginaw, MI
Cherry Blossom 14 IMAX Traverse City, MI

Carmike 15 Apple Valley, MN
Cinema 6 Mankato, MN
Wynnsong 15 Mounds View, MN
Oakdale 20 Oakdale, MN

Shiloh 14 Billings, MT

North Carolina:
Carmike 10 Asheville, NC
Wynnsong 15 Durham, NC
Marketfair 15 Fayetteville NC
Carmike 18 Greensboro, NC
Carmike 15 Hickory, NC
Carmike 16 Jacksonville, NC
Park Place 16 Morrisville, NC
Carmike 15 Raleigh, NC

New Jersey:
Ritz Center 16 Voorhees, NJ

Carmike 12 Findlay, OH
Solon 16 Solon, OH

Carmike 12 Corvallis, OR

Carmike 16 Allentown, PA
Carmike 15 Greensburg, PA
Carmike 10 Pittsburg, PA

South Carolina:
James Island 8 Charleston, SC
Carmike 14 Columbia, SC
Broadway 16 Myrtle Beach, SC

East Ridge 18 Chattanooga, TN
Bradley Sq. 12 Cleveland, TN
Thoroughbred 20 Franklin, TN
Carmike 14 Johnson City, TN
Wynnsong 16 Knoxville, TN
Wynnsong 16 Murfreesboro, TN

Lufkin Mall 9 Lufkin, TX
Carmike 14 Tyler, TX
Sikes 10 Wichita Falls, TX

Apple Blossom 12 Winchester, VA

Carmike 12 Kennewick, WA
Oakwood Mall 12 Eau Clair, WI

Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Are you planning on celebrating the Prince by watching Purple Rain in theaters? Let us know in the comments below.
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