About the Film:
Join the Little Theatre for a Prince Birthday week bash! Our purple-soaked celebration will take place Saturday, June 10 with Purple Rain screening at 7 p.m. and Under the Cherry Moon at 9:45 p.m. Note: Prince's actual birthday is June 7, but hey, this is Prince we're talking about. He deserves at least a full week of celebration! Doors open at 6pm for an hour long pre-show tribute of Prince's career. The Little is offering a discount double feature price of $8 for both films. You can purchase your double feature tickets at The Little Box Office and Little Business office. Individual tickets are also on sale! $5 per movie.
Movie summary: Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to give to this thing called Purple Rain. Released in 1984, Albert Magnoli’s pseudo-biopic introduced audiences to the Minneapolis music scene and the royal subject who presided over it. Prince burst upon the screen riding a motorcycle and a purple-tinted wave of popularity. He came to play his music loud, scream his lyrics and seduce with impunity.
In Purple Rain, Prince plays “The Kid”, an angry Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid making the same mistakes as his truculent father , the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with a captivating singer. But another musician, (Morris Day), looks to steal the Kid’s spotlight – and his girl.
Purple Rain is not a living room kind of movie. It demands to be experienced in all its awesomely ridiculous glory on the biggest screen, with the biggest speakers and the biggest crowd. Feel free to sing along, air guitar, or weep from pure joy.