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Thread started 11/18/13 6:21am

purplehusband

Private Screening of Purple Rain?

Hey everyone,

My name is Michael and I signed up just so that I could post here. Im hoping you gus can help le out. My wife is a huge Prince fan (thats an understatement) and I'm looking to do something special for her birthday next month. I'm wondering if anyone has ever done a private screening of Purple Rain at their local theater? She would lose her mind - and I would get props forever (lol)if I could pull this off.

Or am I totally out of my mind? I've read how notorious Prince is about copyrights and licensing, so I wonder if a theater would have access to the movie at all or if I would have to provide the film to them myself. So far I've called one theater and they said they didn't have the it. Any advice would be great.

Thanks a lot

M.
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Reply #1 posted 11/18/13 7:06am

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purplehusband said:

Hey everyone, My name is Michael and I signed up just so that I could post here. Im hoping you gus can help le out. My wife is a huge Prince fan (thats an understatement) and I'm looking to do something special for her birthday next month. I'm wondering if anyone has ever done a private screening of Purple Rain at their local theater? She would lose her mind - and I would get props forever (lol)if I could pull this off. Or am I totally out of my mind? I've read how notorious Prince is about copyrights and licensing, so I wonder if a theater would have access to the movie at all or if I would have to provide the film to them myself. So far I've called one theater and they said they didn't have the it. Any advice would be great. Thanks a lot M.

You would need to rent a theater and provide the film yourself.

There was a screening in LA a few years back and Apollonia attended it. I remember as I wanted to go.

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Reply #2 posted 11/18/13 10:20am

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Militant said:

purplehusband said:

Hey everyone, My name is Michael and I signed up just so that I could post here. Im hoping you gus can help le out. My wife is a huge Prince fan (thats an understatement) and I'm looking to do something special for her birthday next month. I'm wondering if anyone has ever done a private screening of Purple Rain at their local theater? She would lose her mind - and I would get props forever (lol)if I could pull this off. Or am I totally out of my mind? I've read how notorious Prince is about copyrights and licensing, so I wonder if a theater would have access to the movie at all or if I would have to provide the film to them myself. So far I've called one theater and they said they didn't have the it. Any advice would be great. Thanks a lot M.

You would need to rent a theater and provide the film yourself.

There was a screening in LA a few years back and Apollonia attended it. I remember as I wanted to go.


Are you talking about the one that happened in SF? Because I did attend that one. If not, I had no
idea that they did one in LA as well.

"Aren't you even curious? Don't you want to see the dragon behind the door?"
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Reply #3 posted 11/18/13 11:09am

nursev

nice gift...hope it works out wink

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Reply #4 posted 11/18/13 11:18am

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purplehusband said:

Hey everyone, My name is Michael and I signed up just so that I could post here. Im hoping you gus can help le out. My wife is a huge Prince fan (thats an understatement) and I'm looking to do something special for her birthday next month. I'm wondering if anyone has ever done a private screening of Purple Rain at their local theater? She would lose her mind - and I would get props forever (lol)if I could pull this off. Or am I totally out of my mind? I've read how notorious Prince is about copyrights and licensing, so I wonder if a theater would have access to the movie at all or if I would have to provide the film to them myself. So far I've called one theater and they said they didn't have the it. Any advice would be great. Thanks a lot M.

You could try a crowd-screening service like http://gathr.us

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You request a screening, invite your friends, and if x number of people sign up/pay, the screening and theatre is yours.

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Not sure where you are, but if it's a major US city, that could work.

Check out The Mountains and the Sea, a Prince podcast by yours truly and my wife. More info at https://www.facebook.com/TMATSPodcast/
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Reply #5 posted 11/18/13 2:19pm

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Most theaters have digital projectors so you could probably play it off a bluray disc. It wouldn't look as good as a film print.

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Reply #6 posted 11/19/13 6:02am

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LadyCasanova said:

Militant said:

You would need to rent a theater and provide the film yourself.

There was a screening in LA a few years back and Apollonia attended it. I remember as I wanted to go.


Are you talking about the one that happened in SF? Because I did attend that one. If not, I had no
idea that they did one in LA as well.

Ah maybe it was SF, I forget. I thought there was one in LA but I could be wrong.

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Reply #7 posted 11/19/13 7:51am

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lrn36 said:

Most theaters have digital projectors so you could probably play it off a bluray disc. It wouldn't look as good as a film print.



Thanks guys. Do you know where I could get a film print? Renting a theater is the easiest part..I would love to try and get a film print. Thanks again!
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Reply #8 posted 11/19/13 9:38am

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For Detroit-area fans, there are midnight showings of Purple Rain at the Main Art theater in Royal Oak this Friday and Saturday. The theater is located at 11 Mile Rd. and Main St.

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Reply #9 posted 11/21/13 11:29am

purplehusband

Can anyone point me in the direction of where to find a film print of the movie..if it even exists.
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Reply #10 posted 11/21/13 2:59pm

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I've got a download somewhere, be my guest wink

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Reply #11 posted 11/21/13 5:44pm

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purplehusband said:

Can anyone point me in the direction of where to find a film print of the movie..if it even exists.

You can try this site. They have film rentals for various organizations. They offer Purple Rain, but only through college campses, but it might be a good place to start.

http://www.swank.com

Purple Rain link

http://colleges.swankmp.c...is?0000487

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Reply #12 posted 11/23/13 6:53am

purplehusband

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purplehusband said:


Can anyone point me in the direction of where to find a film print of the movie..if it even exists.

You can try this site. They have film rentals for various organizations. They offer Purple Rain, but only through college campses, but it might be a good place to start.



http://www.swank.com



Purple Rain link


http://colleges.swankmp.c...is?0000487



Awesome..that's definitely a good start. Much appreciated!
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