Hard to believe it’s been 25 years since the release of "Purple Rain," arguably the most terrible movie with the best soundtrack of all time. Prince may be all newfound-religion-preachitude now, but in 1984, he made a film (or basically a very, very long-form music video) that carbonated teen hormones and fogged up windows everywhere. It didn’t matter that Prince was a foot shorter than Apollonia – he was pure sex packed into tiny pants. It was on.
And so, to mark a quarter-century of a true pop milestone, Celebrate Brooklyn’s throwing a massive "Purple Rain" screening and singalong in Prospect Park. Escort, Brooklyn’s very own disco orchestra (didn’t know we had one of those, did you?) will warm up the crowd with a Princely live set and then lead the crowd in a singalong to the screening. And yes, there will be lyrics provided, just in case you forget what it sounds like, exactly, when doves cry.
"Purple Rain" Screening/Singalong hosted by Escort
Thursday, August 6, 7:30PM (gates open at 6:30PM)
Prospect Park Bandshell (enter at 9th Street and Prospect Park West)
$3 suggested donation
For more information, head to bricartsmedia.org