TRINIDAD- In the wake of his tragic death last Thursday at age 57, Prince’s 1984 Oscar-winning film Purple Rain is being re-released in select theaters.
High Sierra Theatres of Trinidad is teaming up with Warner Bros. to screen the cult classic at the Desert Sky Cinema in Sahuarita, AZ and The Movie Picture Showhouse in Trinidad, CO.
The limited Engagement release will show from April 29th thru May 5th. Tickets and show times are available at www.highsierratheatres.com. The movie has been re-mastered and will be presented with Texas Instruments’ DLP Digital Cinema and Dolby 5.1 Stereo Sound.
The film marked Prince’s big-screen debut and followed the story of a musician called The Kid who escapes his troubled home by performing with his band at a nightclub. It also starred Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day and Clarence Williams III.
The subsequent album was a huge hit for Prince, with songs “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy going No. 1 and the album going platinum 13 times over. The title song, “Purple Rain,” won Best Original Song Score in 1985.