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AMC Theaters Will Bring ‘Purple Rain’ Back For An Encore This Week

It’s time to repurify yourself in the waters of Prince’s motion picture canon, and AMC Theaters is here to help.

The chain (which could use the PR boost) has announced that they’ll be playing the 1984 pseudo-biopic Purple Rain at 87 of their moviehouses. Starting on April 23 and ending on April 27, this tribute to the late recording icon seems like a sensible way of doing things. Sneaking in Under the Cherry Moon and/or Graffiti Bridge wouldn’t be a half-bad idea either, but it’s best to not get too greedy about these things.

On the off-chance you haven’t seen the film, Purple Rain focuses on the exploits of a genius outsider from Minneapolis known as The Kid. (Sound familiar? It should.) The movie was a hit at the box office and an even bigger hit as a soundtrack offering which boasted classics like “Let’s Go Crazy,” “I Would Die 4 U” and “When Doves Cry.” Morris Day is also quite good in it, which is hopefully an extra nudge to go check Purple Rain out in any capacity.


So where are the encore engagements of Purple Rain showing? Likely in a city near you and we have the roll call of the selected AMC Theaters located below. Not playing in your area? Carmike Cinemas will also be bringing back Purple Rain at certain theaters and there’s no shortage of local independent venues that are paying their own tributes to Prince.

Atlanta
AMC North Dekalb Mall 16
AMC Phipps Plaza 14
AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18

Baltimore
AMC White Marsh 16

Baton Rouge
AMC Baton Rouge 16

Boston
AMC Loews Boston Common 19
AMC Liberty Tree Mall 20
AMC Methuen 20

Charlotte
AMC Carolina Pavilion 22

Chicago
AMC 600 North Michigan 9
AMC Naperville 16
AMC South Barrington 30
AMC Schererville 16

Cincinnati
AMC Newport on the Levee 20

Columbus
AMC Easton Town Center 30
AMC Lennox 24

Dallas
AMC Grapevine Mills 30
AMC Mesquite 30
AMC Stonebriar Mall 24
AMC Parks @ Arlington 18

Denver
AMC Highlands Ranch 24
AMC Westminster Promenade 24

Detroit
AMC Forum 30
AMC Great Lakes 25

Hartford
AMC Plainville 20

Houston
AMC Gulf Pointe 30
AMC Studio 30
AMC Willowbrook 24

Indianapolis
AMC Indianapolis 17

Jacksonville
AMC Regency 24

Kansas City
AMC Barrywoods 24
AMC Town Center 20

Los Angeles
AMC Atlantic Times Square 14
AMC Broadway 4
AMC Covina 17
AMC Norwalk 20
AMC Ontario Mills 30
AMC Orange 30 W/IMAX
AMC Promenade 16
AMC Rolling Hills 20

Miami
AMC Aventura Mall 24

Minneapolis
AMC Arbor Lakes 16
AMC Coon Rapids 16
AMC Eden Prairie Mall 18
AMC Inver Grove 16
AMC Rosedale 14
AMC Southdale Center 16

Montgomery
AMC Festival Plaza 16

New Orleans
AMC Elmwood Palace 20

New York
AMC 19th St. East 6
AMC Empire 25
AMC Jersey Gardens 20
AMC Kips Bay 15
AMC New Brunswick 18
AMC Palisades 21 and IMAX
AMC Stony Brook 17

Norfolk
AMC Hampton 24

Oklahoma City
AMC Quail Springs Mall 24

Omaha
AMC Oak View 24

Orlando
AMC Disney Springs 24
AMC Universal Cineplex 20

Philadelphia
AMC Cherry Hill 24
AMC Hamilton 24
AMC Neshaminy 24

Phoenix
AMC Ahwatukee 24
AMC Arizona Center 24
AMC Westgate 20

Pittsburgh
AMC Waterfront 22

Raleigh
AMC Southpoint 17

Salt Lake City
AMC West Jordan 12

San Diego
AMC Mission Valley 20

San Francisco
AMC Mercado 20
AMC Metreon 16

Seattle
AMC Alderwood 16
AMC Oak Tree 6
AMC Southcenter 16
AMC Pacific Place 11

Spokane
AMC River Park Square 20

St. Louis
AMC Chesterfield 14
AMC West Olive 16

Tallahassee
AMC Tallahassee Mall 20

Tampa
AMC Veterans Expressway 24
AMC Woodlands Square 20

Tulsa
AMC Southroads 20

Washington, D.C.
AMC Hoffman 22
AMC MJ Capital Center 12

West Palm
AMC Indian River 24

Carmike Cinemas (listed by state)

Alabama
Wynnsong 14 Auburn AL
Jubilee Square 12 Daphne AL
Carmike 12 Dothan AL
Patton Creek 15 Hoover AL
Valley Bend 18 Huntsville, AL
Wynnsong 16 Mobile, AL
Chantilly 13 Montgomery, AL
Wharf 15 Orange Beach, AL

Arizona
Carmike 14 Fort Smith, AR
Central City 10 Hot Springs, AR

Colorado
Carmike 7 Grand Junction, CO

Delaware
Carmike 14 Dover, DE

Florida
Royal Palm 20 Bradenton, FL
Hialeah 12 Hialeah, FL
Avenue 16 Melbourne, FL
Carmike 10 Panama City, FL
Bayou 15 Pensacola, FL
Broward 18 Pompano Beach, FL
Lakeshore 8 Sebring, FL
Sundial 19 + IMAX St Petersburg, FL
Starlight 20 Tampa, FL
Parisian 20 West Palm Beach, FL

Georgia
Wynnsong 16 Albany, GA
Ovation 12 Athens, GA
Movies ATL Atlanta, GA
Riverstone 15 Canton, GA
Carmike 12 Cartersville, GA
Carmike 15 Columbus, GA
Crossroads 16 Conyers, GA
Movies 400 Cumming, GA
Movie 278 Hiram, GA
Carmike 10 Newnan, GA
Wynnsong 11 Savannah, GA
Carmike 12 Snellville, GA

Iowa
Wynnsong 12 Cedar Rapids, IA
Wynnsong 16 Des Moines, IA
Southern Hills 12 Sioux City, IA

Illinois
Carmike 13 Champaign, IL
Grand Prairie 18 Peoria, IL
Rosemont 18 Rosemont, IL

Indiana
Encore Park 14 Elkhart IN
Jefferson Pointe 18 Fort Wayne, IN
Carmike 18 Plainfield, IN

Kentucky
Stonybrook 20 Louisville, KY

Michigan
Fashion Square 10 Saginaw, MI
Cherry Blossom 14 IMAX Traverse City, MI

Minnesota
Carmike 15 Apple Valley, MN
Cinema 6 Mankato, MN
Wynnsong 15 Mounds View, MN
Oakdale 20 Oakdale, MN

Montana
Shiloh 14 Billings, MT

North Carolina
Carmike 10 Asheville, NC
Wynnsong 15 Durham, NC
Marketfair 15 Fayetteville NC
Carmike 18 Greensboro, NC
Carmike 15 Hickory, NC
Carmike 16 Jacksonville, NC
Park Place 16 Morrisville, NC
Carmike 15 Raleigh, NC

New Jersey
Ritz Center 16 Voorhees, NJ

Ohio
Carmike 12 Findlay, OH
Solon 16 Solon, OH

Oregon
Carmike 12 Corvallis, OR

Pennsylvania
Carmike 16 Allentown, PA
Carmike 15 Greensburg, PA
Carmike 10 Pittsburg, PA

South Carolina
James Island 8 Charleston, SC
Carmike 14 Columbia, SC
Broadway 16 Myrtle Beach, SC

Tennessee
East Ridge 18 Chattanooga, TN
Bradley Sq. 12 Cleveland, TN
Thoroughbred 20 Franklin, TN
Carmike 14 Johnson City, TN
Wynnsong 16 Knoxville, TN
Wynnsong 16 Murfreesboro, TN

Texas
Lufkin Mall 9 Lufkin, TX
Carmike 14 Tyler, TX
Sikes 10 Wichita Falls, TX

Virginia
Apple Blossom 12 Winchester, VA

Washington
Carmike 12 Kennewick, WA
Oakwood Mall 12 Eau Clair, WI

(Via Variety)

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