News release from Carmike Cinemas:
Carmike Cinemas Sets Purple Rain Tribute Screenings In Memory of Prince
COLUMBUS, Ga., (April 22, 2016) /PRNewswire/ — Carmike Cinemas, Inc. has scheduled special, limited screenings of Prince’s Oscar and Grammy award-winning Purple Rain (1984) starting tomorrow, Saturday, April 23 through Thursday, April 28. The film will be presented on the big screen, as it was meant to be seen, for fans to gather, remember and experience as a community this once-in-a-lifetime artist.
As Greg Kilday of Billboard says, Prince “burst onto the scene with his very first film, 1984’s quasi-autobiographical Purple Rain.”
At the time of film’s release, Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman wrote, “Prince magnetizes the camera with The Stare â€” a rivetingly narcissistic, come-hither gaze that’s equal parts genetics, attitude, and eyeliner.”
Purple Rain will be presented in approximately 80 theaters across 24 states. A list of locations is below. Showtimes can be found at www.Carmike.com. Carmike is finalizing showtimes and continues to add theatres, so fans are encouraged to check the link periodically for availability in their area.
Currently, the Carmike Cinemas at Jefferson Pointe will be screening the tribute.
About Carmike Cinemas
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. is a U.S. leader in digital cinema, 3-D cinema deployments and alternative programming and is one of the nation’s largest motion picture exhibitors. Carmike has 276 theatres with 2,954 screens in 41 states. The circuit includes 55 premium large format (PLF) auditoriums featuring state-of-the-art technology and luxurious seating, including 32 “BigDs,” 21 IMAX auditoriums and two MuviXL screens. As “America’s Hometown Theatre Chain” Carmike’s primary focus is mid-sized communities. Visit www.carmike.com for exact showtimes and to purchase tickets.