The sudden news of the passing of pop music legend Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson) at the age of 57 stunned the world. To honor and celebrate him, Cinema Detroit in the Midtown neighborhood of the city is screening his iconic 1984 film “Purple Rain” five times next week.
The movie is an entertaining and fictitious version of his life story and includes extended concert scenes.
“Our hearts are greatly sadden upon hearing of the passing of Prince. In honor of his memory and the lasting legacy he left us with his music, fashion, mystique and film, Cinema Detroit will be running Prince’s first movie Purple Rain for all his endearing fans and our way of showing our love for Prince,” said David Rudolph, publicist of Cinema Detroit.Cinema Detroit, a movie theatre that mostly focuses on independent releases, recently moved to a new location with improved seating and projection.
When it comes to the decision of securing the rights and showing the movie, Cinema Detroit’s Paula Guthat said “I thought it was the right thing to do” on a post on Facebook.
Here are the screening times, per Cinema Detroit:
Monday, April 25: 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 26: 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 27: 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 28: 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 29: 8:00 p.m.
Tickets will be just $9 each and you can pick them up by following this link: bit.ly/CDTickets.
Cinema Detroit is located at 4126 Third Street in Detroit.