Get ready to head back to 1984 and channel your inner Purple One — it’s the 25th anniversary of Prince’s pop-rock musical masterpiece ‘Purple Rain.’ In honor of this most momentous occasion, Celebrate Brooklyn is hosting a screening/singalong with 14-piece disco orchestra Escort this Thursday, August 6, at the Prospect Park Bandshell. Moviegoers are asked to “don something lacy and ruffled and come get your Prince on,” but here at Museyon, we’re a little partial to Apollonia’s bad-girl groupie look. Whatever you wear, you’ve been forewarned, — the organizers promise the “whole evening will feature scenes of extreme sexiness throughout.” Now, let’s go crazy!
Can’t make it to Brooklyn? Find out where to find the real ‘Purple Rain,’ after the jump…
Prince set his semi-autobiographical film in his real-life home of Minneapolis, and ‘Purple Rain’ features many local landmarks, including the Crystal Court of the IDS Center (familiar to classic TV fans as the place where Mary Tyler Moore tosses her hat in opening credits of her eponymous show). But when it gets dark, all the cool kids know there’s only one place to go — the legendary First Avenue nightclub, which 25 years later is still Your Downtown Danceteria.
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