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Thread started 04/22/16 2:23pm

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Purple Rain to return to U.S. theaters

http://variety.com/2016/f...201759183/

‘Purple Rain’ Returning to U.S. Theaters This Weekend

The movie that catapulted Prince to stardom is rolling back into U.S. theaters this weekend.

Purple Rain,” starring the late pop star, was first released in 1984 and earned Prince an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. The accompanying album also produced two no. 1 singles –“When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy–and went platinum 13 times over.

AMC, the nation’s largest theater chain, is teaming with Warner Bros. to screen “Purple Rain” in 87 AMC locations this Saturday, April 22, through Thursday, April 27. Carmike Theaters will also screen the cult favorite in 80 theaters.

AMC THEATERS:

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

Baltimore
AMC White Marsh 16

Baton Rouge
AMC Baton Rouge 16

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

Charlotte
AMC Carolina Pavilion 22

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

Cincinnati
AMC Newport on the Levee 20

Columbus
AMC Easton Town Center 30
AMC Lennox 24

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

Denver
AMC Highlands Ranch 24
AMC Westminster Promenade 24

Detroit
AMC Forum 30
AMC Great Lakes 25

Hartford
AMC Plainville 20

Houston
AMC Gulf Pointe 30
AMC Studio 30
AMC Willowbrook 24

Indianapolis
AMC Indianapolis 17

Jacksonville
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

Miami
AMC Aventura Mall 24

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

Montgomery
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

Norfolk
AMC Hampton 24

Oklahoma City
AMC Quail Springs Mall 24

Omaha
AMC Oak View 24

Orlando

AMC Disney Springs 24
AMC Universal Cineplex 20

Philadelphia
AMC Cherry Hill 24
AMC Hamilton 24
AMC Neshaminy 24

Phoenix
AMC Ahwatukee 24
AMC Arizona Center 24
AMC Westgate 20

Pittsburgh
AMC Waterfront 22

Raleigh
AMC Southpoint 17

Salt Lake City
AMC West Jordan 12

San Diego
AMC Mission Valley 20

San Francisco
AMC Mercado 20
AMC Metreon 16

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

Spokane
AMC River Park Square 20

St. Louis
AMC Chesterfield 14
AMC West Olive 16

Tallahassee
AMC Tallahassee Mall 20

Tampa
AMC Veterans Expressway 24
AMC Woodlands Square 20

Tulsa
AMC Southroads 20

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

West Palm
AMC Indian River 24

CARMIKE LOCATIONS:

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Reply #1 posted 04/22/16 2:29pm

nayroo2002

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Schaafheim, Germany

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Anyone else?

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we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #2 posted 04/22/16 2:30pm

V10LETBLUES

This is awesome. Great way to for fans to get together and celebrate him
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Reply #3 posted 04/22/16 2:31pm

V10LETBLUES

This is awesome. Great way to for fans to get together and celebrate him
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Reply #4 posted 04/22/16 2:32pm

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I couldn't watch that film right now. It'll be a while before I can enjoy stuff like that again.

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Reply #5 posted 04/22/16 4:10pm

Thizz

Just the weekend. I need to make sure I can get to one. It'll be my first time seeing the movie

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Reply #6 posted 04/22/16 4:19pm

morningsong

I see my city. Thanks for this.

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Reply #7 posted 04/22/16 5:50pm

V10LETBLUES

Thizz said:

Just the weekend. I need to make sure I can get to one. It'll be my first time seeing the movie



I've seen the movie on tv, but have always wanted to see it on the big screen.
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Reply #8 posted 04/22/16 6:29pm

FUNKYNESS

I think I will pass on the corporate cash in. I own Purple Rain on betamax, VHS, laserdisc, bluray, and DVD. I am sure I have watched it over 50 times i n my life. I saw it in the theater several times when it was first released on the 80s. And the audiences were far more well behaved than they are today. There were no cellphones or loud, inconsiderate talking. The purple bandwagon had not become overcrowded and obnoxious yet.

Maybe if somone devises a mini Prince film festival with PR SOTT, UTCM, and Graffitii Bridge, that might be something else entirely

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Reply #9 posted 04/22/16 6:34pm

morningsong

^ feel you. But I don't know, there's something to being surrounded by people who are there to enjoy what you're enjoying and then those that see it on the big screen for the first time. Can't get that at home even with friends.

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Reply #10 posted 04/22/16 6:38pm

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morningsong said:

^ feel you. But I don't know, there's something to being surrounded by people who are there to enjoy what you're enjoying and then those that see it on the big screen for the first time. Can't get that at home even with friends.

Yup. I'm going to see it in the theater again for the shared group experience and for the big sound that I can't get at home.

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Reply #11 posted 04/22/16 6:43pm

V10LETBLUES

No it's not a corporate cash in. It's a beautiful gesture if anything. I doubt it will make much money for anyone of any. It would be a drop in the bucket for WB and AMC.

People will be so negative to turn any good gesture into something that mirrors their soul.
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Reply #12 posted 04/22/16 6:55pm

1contessa

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I couldn't watch that film right now. It'll be a while before I can enjoy stuff like that again.

I feel the same way. I'm sure that I'll be able to watch it in the future, but right now, it's too raw. I can't even listen to his music right now, it's too painful for me.

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Reply #13 posted 04/22/16 6:56pm

FUNKYNESS

V10LETBLUES said:

No it's not a corporate cash in. It's a beautiful gesture if anything. I doubt it will make much money for anyone of any. It would be a drop in the bucket for WB and AMC. People will be so negative to turn any good gesture into something that mirrors their soul.

Keep fooling yourself or maybe you are just that naive. If it were a beautiful gesture, they would run it for free. AMC is a Chinese owned company that just made a move to buy Carmike and become the largest movie theater chain in America. Everything it does is to cash in on America - sorry, that is the real world. They dont love Prince or his fans.

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Reply #14 posted 04/22/16 7:07pm

V10LETBLUES

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No you're fooling your. You don't know the economics of the movie business and a 100 theaters playing a movie for one weekend is nothing to get anybody excited over. And if they do make a buck good for them! Thats's the reason the Prince and WB made the movie for in the first place.

Naive? I think it's you that needs to grow up and stop being so wet behind the ears speaking about things you know nothing about.
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Reply #15 posted 04/22/16 7:12pm

FUNKYNESS

V10LETBLUES said:

^ No you're fooling your. You don't know the economics of the movie business and a 100 theaters playing a movie for one weekend is nothing to get anybody excited over. And if they do make a buck good for them! Thats's the reason the Prince and WB made the movie for in the first place. Naive? I think it's you that needs to grow up and stop being so wet behind the ears speaking about things you know nothing about.

You dont know what I know. What I stated is fact. You dont like it but that doesnt change the truth. AMC is not doing this for love of Prince. I dont need to convince one person who is delusional enough to think so.

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Reply #16 posted 04/22/16 7:19pm

V10LETBLUES

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Yes you're delusional and you don't know what you're talking about. Educate yourself before posting about topics you have no knowledge in.
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Reply #17 posted 04/22/16 8:32pm

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Anyone who's in Arizona, Harkins at Tempe Marketplace will be screening Purple Rain for $5 a ticket. The sales benefit City of Hope. For anyone not wanting to go to AMC.

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Reply #18 posted 04/22/16 8:35pm

MRDREAMFACTORY

Yeah, but we need it in smaller like Mount Pleasant, Texas.

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Reply #19 posted 04/23/16 4:32pm

V10LETBLUES

Got my tickets. So cool to finally get to see in on the big screen. I looks like a lot of theaters are playing it.
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Reply #20 posted 04/24/16 5:46pm

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I went to one of the AMC screenings this afternoon. Managed to get a ticket before they sold out. A lot of people in the theatre wore purple. Billy Sparks' scenes seemed to get the biggest reaction from the crowd lol . I did get misty-eyed during the musical performance of "Purple Rain" cry

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Reply #21 posted 04/24/16 5:56pm

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I went last night. Sat April 23.



It was about 75% full with a lively bunch. They clapped to the beat and cheered and laughed and gasped at all the right places. Seems some may not have know or remembered some of the more graphic stuff or some of the violence.


The age was from about 8 to over 60. Another thing was most seemed to be more casual fans that I doubt could name 10 albums or 20 songs.


But it was a good experience and I am glad i went.


I really recomend going.

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Reply #22 posted 04/24/16 6:35pm

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I went this afternoon and theater was about half full, although some of the evenings showings are sold out. But a good bit of cheering and clapping at parts.

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Several people were wiping their eyes, during Purple Rain, including me. I lost it a bit at that point. But of course the movie ends on the highest of high points at the end of Baby I'm A Star, so had good feelings and heard someone playing Head in their car as I left in the parking lot.

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Reply #23 posted 04/24/16 6:36pm

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V10LETBLUES said:

No it's not a corporate cash in. It's a beautiful gesture if anything. I doubt it will make much money for anyone of any. It would be a drop in the bucket for WB and AMC. People will be so negative to turn any good gesture into something that mirrors their soul.

Yes the tix were only about $6 so not like they are cashing in on this. Also playing in small theaters and not that many screenings. It is a nice gesture and also makes people feel good about AMC. Yes everything corporations do are to make higher profits. That is their only purpose.

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Reply #24 posted 04/24/16 6:38pm

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Went on Saturday. Every seat was filled, sold out theatre. People dancing, laughing, singing, crying. Some more obnoxious than others but everyone grieves in their own way haha. Glad I went, very special.

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Reply #25 posted 04/24/16 6:41pm

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FunkiestOne said:

V10LETBLUES said:

No it's not a corporate cash in. It's a beautiful gesture if anything. I doubt it will make much money for anyone of any. It would be a drop in the bucket for WB and AMC. People will be so negative to turn any good gesture into something that mirrors their soul.

Yes the tix were only about $6 so not like they are cashing in on this. Also playing in small theaters and not that many screenings. It is a nice gesture and also makes people feel good about AMC. Yes everything corporations do are to make higher profits. That is their only purpose.

I heard the money was going to charities and not his Estate. I was excited about this at first but this made me skeptical like they were trying to cash in on this unfornate circumstance.

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Reply #26 posted 04/24/16 6:53pm

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Boxoffice mojo makes no mention of it on its charts so it is not a offical release. I did not even think to ask if it was digital or film? I assume digital....

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Reply #27 posted 04/24/16 7:13pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

Boxoffice mojo makes no mention of it on its charts so it is not a offical release. I did not even think to ask if it was digital or film? I assume digital....

It was digital at the screening I attended.

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Reply #28 posted 04/24/16 7:24pm

V10LETBLUES

I wondered whether it would be digital and couldn't tell. I would imagine it had to be. My showing was about 70% full.
I went to the fancy theater that sells wine and electronic reclining seats. It was the best experience ever. Everyone was in a great mood and smiles all around. It was a great gesture whatever the reason to have people see it on the big screen to celebrate his life.
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Reply #29 posted 04/24/16 8:06pm

morningsong

Went, They had to open another screen because so many people showed up. All kinds of people from every walk off life. People sang clapped and cheered. Some even got up and danced at the end. It definitely is better seeing it on the big screen. I'm glad went. Wish it had better sound though.
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