We are gathered here today
To get through this thing called “life”
It means forever and that’s a mighty long time
But I’m here to tell you
There’s something else
Join us at the Rio Theatre on Saturday, August 29 for an encore screening of the purple one’s cinematic and musical triumph: PURPLE RAIN! Yes, the indelible rock musical for which Prince is so loved (and will likely always be best remembered for) is getting some big screen love – and we’re turning the volume up, children. (Get ready to go crazy with the beautiful ones in the Rio Theatre audience – costumes and 80’s attire welcome and oh-so-very encouraged. Also: You best be wearing purple, people!)
Based loosely on his own life story, Prince‘s film debut in PURPLE RAIN cast him as “The Kid,” the talented but troubled musician in Minneapolis struggling to make it big with his band, The Revolution. The film was a box office hit, and possessed a fantastic soundtrack (including Oscar-winner ‘When Doves Cry’) that forever altered the course of his career. Many fans and critics consider the music of PURPLE RAIN signature work, spawning numerous hit singles that would dominate airwaves for years to come.
Saturday, August 29
Doors 7:10 pm | Movie 7:40 pm
Tickets $15 advance HERE | $15 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK for any single film! Please redeeem at the door
PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.
PURPLE RAIN (Albert Magnoli, 1984 / 111 mins / 18A) | A talented young musician in Minneapolis, tormented by an abusive, bold father and a mother who is never satisfied, must contend with a rival singer, a darling romance, and his own dissatisfied bandmates – while his own star (and baby, he is one) begins to rise.