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Part of Music City Mondays.

Mon, Jan 20, 8:10pm: Introduction from film critic Jason Shawhan. BUY TICKETS

The classic rock star myth, gussied up in vinyl and velvet, sexified with the mesh of R&B and New Wave, with parental issues straight out of Greek tragedy, and above all, the music of HisRoyal Badness at the top of his game. The Oscar-winning music is timeless (and launched Tipper Gore's creation of the PMRC), the outfits are amazing, and you'll feel cleansed as if by the waters of Lake Minnetonka when it's all done. Also featuring Wendy & Lisa, frequent Lucio Fulci collaborator Olga Karlatos, current Nashvillian Dez Dickerson, and introducing Morris Day.

“PURPLE RAIN is not a living room kind of movie. It demands to be experienced in all its awesomely ridiculous glory on the biggest screen, with the biggest speakers and the biggest crowd.” —Odie Henderson,

“PURPLE RAIN is, and remains, both one of his greatest works and the greatest opportunity that his fans will likely ever have to know him. Its success, and its longevity, may only have intensified the mystery surrounding who he was and what made him tick, but if you pay close enough attention, he tells us all that we need to know.” —Todd Gilchrist, Rolling Stone 

“...Probably the flashiest album cover ever to be released as a movie.” —Vincent Canby, New York Times (1984)

The Belcourt Theatre does not provide advisories about subject matter or potential triggering content, as sensitivities vary from person to person.

Beyond the synopses, trailers and review links on our website, other sources of information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense MediaIMDb and as well as through general internet searches.

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