We're So There: “Purple Rain” 25th B-Day Bash, Singalong Tonight

Doves will cry, fog machines will churn, and a sea of lace ruffles will envelop Brooklyn: Prince’s landmark ‘musical’ turns 25 with a singalong-screening/bash in Prospect Park tonight

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

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