Sure, the folks at Sun-Ray Cinema could have started showing “Purple Rain” mere days after Prince died like so many other movie theaters. But Sun-Ray is not any mother movie theater. Instead, they are hosting a celebration event on His Royal Purpleness’ birthday. In addition to a screening of the film (which, I do admit, is pretty awful), there will be a Prince pre-show from Everything Is Terrible and other stuff. I’m also told there’s something really big in the works, but Tim is a tease and won’t tell me. Not even a clue … except that it’s not Morris Day and the Time.
Seating is limited, and it will sell out. Know that.
FUN FACT: The motorcycle Prince rides in “Purple Rain” is a customized Hondamatic Honda CB400A.