The film which prompted one of Prince’s most famous ballads, Purple Rain, will be returning to ODEON Manchester Printworks on Thursday, May 5th for one night only – with all profits being donated to leading mental health charity, Mind.
Prince fans will be able to celebrate the life of the late, great star whilst watching his first acting debut in the iconic 1984 film.
The ground-breaking film – starring Prince in his famously glam rock attire – sees the star at just 26 years old as ‘The Kid’, a talented but troubled frontman of his Minneapolis-based band The Revolution.
The screenings will take place at 20:15 on Thursday May 5th, with tickets on sale now, and available to book via the ODEON website – with no booking fees: http://www.odeon.co.uk/films/purple_rain_charity_screening/16690/
“Prince has had a huge influence on popular culture all around the world, and with Purple Rain guests will see his first break on the big screen while being transported to the 1980s,” said Andy Edge, Commercial Director at ODEON. “Through working with our charity partner Mind on these screenings, guests will be celebrating the work of one of the most innovative musicians of our age, whilst simultaneously supporting a worthy cause.”
The charity screenings are taking place at five ODEON cinemas across the UK including Norwich, Greenwich, Liverpool One, Southampton and Manchester Printworks.
Purple Rain stars Prince alongside his on-screen love interest Apollonia Kotero, and tells the tale of a young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home. He must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.
Purple Rain (starring Prince) – ODEON Cinemas Charity Screening ODEON Manchester Printworks
Thursday, 5th May
Adult tickets from £8.50