Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ hits Surrey movie screen as tribute, fundraiser for music charity

Cineplex will show rock musical at dozens of its theatres on Monday, May 2

Prince in his 1984 hit movie 'Purple Rain.'

SURREY — A music-education charity will benefit from special screenings of “Purple Rain” at dozens of theatres across Canada, including the Cineplex Odeon Strawberry Hill Cinemas in Surrey.

The 1984 musical stars Prince, the Minnesota-based pop star who died suddenly last week.

In tribute to the musician, screenings of Purple Rain will take place Monday, May 2.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. showing are now on sale for $6.99.

Cineplex Events will donate $1 from every ticket sold to MusiCounts, a music-education organization associated with The Canadian Academy of Recordings Arts and Sciences (CARAS).

The film will screen at 54 Cineplex locations across Canada. Click here to view the complete list. To buy tickets online, click here.

“Bringing ‘Purple Rain back to the big screen is a perfect way to honour the life of Prince,” stated Brad LaDouceur, a VP with Cineplex Entertainment. “This special screening will allow fans to celebrate the artistry of Prince together as a community.”

“Purple Rain” stars 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.

The movie theatre at Strawberry Hill is located at 12161 72 Ave., Surrey.

tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com

Just Posted

‘Not much has changed’: Why overcrowding in Surrey schools has persisted for decades

FINAL IN A SERIES: Education minister, longtime trustee weigh in on packed Surrey schools

Dream of touring about to come true for White Rock comedian who uses wheelchair

‘Ramp for Ryan’ benefit show raised $4,500 for Ryan Lachance’s portable ramp

City, RCMP tackling “distressed” Surrey properties

The idea is to improve public safety and social concerns in Surrey’s neighbourhoods

Cloverdale Legion to crush cars with a 38-ton tank this Saturday

Open house will have carnival games, a BB range and more

VIDEO: Rare white killer whale captured by drone near Campbell River

The transient orca has been named Tl’uk, a Coast Salish word that means ‘moon.’

New Westminster police seek video of fight between two teens

Police responded to a fight at Pier Park in the early hours of June 14

B.C.-born Carey Price brings young fan to tears at NHL Awards banquet

Anderson Whitehead first met his hockey idol after his mother died of cancer

Licence issue delays boozing while cruising on BC Ferries

Planned June launch for alcohol sales delayed

B.C. school mourns after 13-year-old killed by fallen tree on field trip

Teenager died after being struck and pinned by tree while on a field trip near Sooke

B.C. temporarily halts resource development to protect caribou

The caribou population in northeastern B.C. has dwindled over the last two decades

Students disciplined after anti-LGBTQ signs posted in Kamloops high school

Vessy Mochikas, SD73’s principal for inclusive education, called incident a learning opportunity

‘The Fonz’ gives thumbs up in letter to dyslexic students at B.C. school

Students in Maple Ridge reached out to Henry Winkler after reading one his Zipster books.

Most Read