Purple Rain Returning to Theaters as Tribute to Prince

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Prince fans can now relive the magic of Purple Rain on the big screen.

The semi-autobiographical rock drama starring Prince can be seen for a limited time at select AMC Theaters starting today.

Purple Rain movie poster

Purple Rain tells the story of a young musician, "The Kid" (Prince), and his rise to stardom through the clubs in Minneapolis.

The Kid is a misunderstood albeit genius artist who grapples with abusive parents, a budding relationship with a new singer and rival band Morris Day and the Time.

The film, first released in 1984, is a must-see (or a must-see again) for any Prince fan, as it gives keen insights into who the man was as an individual.

It brought us one of the greatest soundtracks of all time, featuring indelible tracks such as "When Doves Cry," "Let's Go Crazy," "I Would Die 4 U," and, of course, "Purple Rain."

With Purple Rain, Prince was the first artist to ever have the top movie, album and single at the same time.

The film earned $80 million at the box office and is expected to rake in many more during its temporary run in the coming week.

Prince Rogers Nelson died Thursday morning in his Minnesota home at the age of 57.

An autopsy was conducted yesterday, but an official cause of death may not be known for weeks pending toxicology results.

The Carver County Sheriff's Office confirmed that no foul play was suspected and does not believe Prince's death was a suicide.

TMZ reported that Prince had been treated for an overdose of Percoset just six days before his death when his plane made an emergency landing to administer a "save shot," which is said to counter the effects of opiates.

It is unknown whether drugs played a role in the music legend's untimely death.

Purple Rain can be seen throughout the country at select AMC theaters from Saturday, April 23 through Thursday, April 28.

The Hollywood Reporter provides a complete listing of theaters.

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