Cineplex Events announced Wednesday that it will be celebrating the life of music legend Prince with a special screening of the musician’s iconic 1984 film, Purple Rain. Screenings will take place on the evening of Monday, May 2 and tickets, which are now on sale, are only $6.99.
Cineplex Events will donate $1.00 from every ticket sold to MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS).
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The film will screen at 54 Cineplex locations across Canada. Here is a complete list of participating theatres:
SilverCity Coquitlam and VIP Cinemas, Coquitlam BC, 7:00 PMCineplex Cinemas Langley, Langley BC, 7:00 PMGalaxy Cinemas Nanaimo, Nanaimo BC, 7:00 PMFamous Players 6 Cinemas, Prince George BC, 7:00 PMSilverCity Riverport Cinemas, Richmond BC, 7:00 PMCineplex Odeon Strawberry Hill Cinemas, Surrey BC, 7:00 PMThe Park Theatre, Vancouver BC, 7:00 PMCineplex Odeon Victoria Cinemas, Victoria BC, 7:00 PM
(The Rio Theatre in Vancouver is also showing Purple Rain on Saturday, May 14 at 7 and 10 p.m.)
Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas, Calgary AB, 7:00 PMCineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas, Calgary AB, 7:00 PMCineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas, Edmonton AB, 7:00 PMCineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas, Edmonton AB, 7:00 PMScotiabank Theatre Edmonton, Edmonton AB, 7:00 PMGalaxy Cinemas Red Deer, Red Deer County AB, 7:00 PM
Cineplex Odeon Southland Mall Cinemas, Regina SK, 7:00 PMScotiabank Theatre Saskatoon & VIP, Saskatoon SK, 7:00 PM
SilverCity St. Vital and XSCAPE Entertainment Centre, Winnipeg MB, 7:00 PM
Cineplex Odeon Ajax Cinemas, Ajax ON, 7:00 PMSilverCity Ancaster Cinemas, Ancaster ON, 7:00 PMCineplex Odeon Aurora Cinemas, Aurora ON, 7:00 PMGalaxy Cinemas Barrie, Barrie ON, 7:00 PMGalaxy Cinemas Belleville, Belleville ON, 7:00 PMSilverCity Brampton Cinemas, Brampton ON, 7:00 PMGalaxy Cinemas Brantford, Brantford ON, 7:00 PMSilverCity Burlington Cinemas, Burlington ON, 7:00 PMCineplex Odeon Queensway and VIP, Etobicoke ON, 7:00 PMGalaxy Cinemas Guelph, Guelph ON, 7:00 PMCineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas, Kingston ON, 7:00 PMCineplex Odeon Westmount and VIP Cinemas, London ON, 7:00 PMCineplex Odeon Courtney Park Cinemas, Mississauga ON, 7:00 PMCineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas, Niagara Falls ON, 7:00 PMCineplex Odeon Winston Churchill Cinemas, Oakville ON, 7:00 PMCineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas, Oshawa ON, 7:00 PMCineplex Cinemas Ottawa, Ottawa ON, 7:00 PMSilverCity Gloucester Cinemas, Ottawa ON, 7:00 PMGalaxy Cinemas Peterborough, Peterborough ON, 7:00 PMGalaxy Cinemas Sarnia, Sarnia ON, 7:00 PMGalaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie, Sault. Ste. Marie ON, 7:00 PMCineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas, Scarborough ON, 7:00 PMSilverCity Sudbury Cinemas, Sudbury ON, 7:00 PMSilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas, Thunder Bay ON, 7:00 PMCineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP, Toronto ON, 9:45 PMCineplex Cinemas VIP Don Mills, Toronto ON, 7:00 PMFamous Players Canada Square, Toronto ON, 7:45 PMGalaxy Cinemas Waterloo, Waterloo ON, 7:00 PMSilverCity Windsor Cinemas, Windsor ON, 7:00 PMCineplex Cinemas Vaughan, Woodbridge ON, 7:00 PM
(Film老域名出售 Cinemas in Oakville is also showing Purple Rain on Friday, April 29 at 10:45 p.m.)
Cineplex Odeon Brossard and VIP Cinemas, Brossard QC, 7:00 PMCineplex Cinemas Kirkland, Kirkland QC, 7:00 PMCineplex Odeon Forum Cinemas, Montreal QC, 7:00 PMCineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas, Ste-Foy QC, 7:00 PM
Cineplex Cinemas Saint John, Saint John NB, 7:00 PM
Cineplex Cinemas Parklane, Halifax NS, 9:45 PM
Scotiabank Theatre St. John’s, St. John’s NL, 7:00 PM
“Bringing Purple Rain back to the big screen is a perfect way to honour the life of Prince,” said Brad LaDouceur, vice-president, event cinema, Cineplex Entertainment. “This special screening will allow fans to celebrate the artistry of Prince together as a community.”
LISTEN: A Corus radio tribute to Prince’s music
“We are very honoured that Cineplex has chosen MusiCounts for this donation,” said Allan Reid, president and CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts. “The funds raised will help put musical instruments into the hands of children and youth who needs music in their lives – a fitting legacy in memory of Prince.”
WATCH: Prince fans get out and dance to Purple Rain to pay tribute to the late singer at Nathan Phillips Square Monday night.
Originally released in 1984, Purple Rain stars pop icon Prince as a young musician who must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance and his own dissatisfied band as his star begins to rise.
Tickets and showtimes are available at participating theatre box offices, on the Cineplex mobile app or on the Cineplex site.
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