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‘Purple Rain’ 40th Anniversary Live Showcase Set for Downtown Minneapolis!

The Twin Cities community is cordially invited to a special event in downtown Minneapolis to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Prince’s legendary feature film, Purple Rain. Originally released in theaters on July 27, 1984, Purple Rain quickly became a box office smash. The combination of electrifying music performances and poignant storytelling made Prince a multi-talented entertainment icon and left an indelible mark on popular culture.

The film Purple Rain will be shown at the center court of Target Center, the renowned arena where Prince performed four times and made frequent visits to cheer on the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx. In this one-night-only anniversary screening, Prince collaborators who worked both in front of and behind the cameras on Purple Rain will be in attendance and celebrated following the screening.

“We are thrilled to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Purple Rain, a film that continues to resonate with audiences worldwide,” said Sharon L. Nelson, eldest sister of Prince Rogers Nelson and Chairman of Jes-Us Productions. “This event is a heartfelt tribute to Prince’s unparalleled talent and the lasting impact of his artistry.”

General admission tickets are available for $19.99, a nod to Prince’s iconic hit song and his lifelong commitment to creating affordable, accessible opportunities for the community to enjoy his work.

A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for $199.99. The enhanced VIP experience will include a special reserved seating area, an exclusive event-related gift, unique photo opportunities, a private reception following the film and more.

In celebration of Prince’s iconic film, Target Center will be decked out in purple regalia, and attendees will have an opportunity to view historic memorabilia from the Purple Rain era as they enter the venue and make their way to the screening. As Prince’s timeless masterpiece and storied career are honored, the event promises to be filled with poignant dedications, electrifying moments and meaningful surprises.

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