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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 . 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'sOwen Gleiberman wrote, "Prince magnetizes the camera with The Stare — 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 Carmike is finalizing showtimes and continues to add theatres, so fans are encouraged to check the link periodically for availability in their area.

Current list of Carmike Cinemas locations planning to screen Purple Rain (subject to change):


Wynnsong 14

Auburn AL

Jubilee Square 12

Daphne AL

Carmike 12

Dothan AL

Patton Creek 15

Hoover AL

Valley Bend 18

Huntsville, AL

Wynnsong 16

Mobile, AL

Chantilly 13

Montgomery, AL

Wharf 15

Orange Beach, AL


Carmike 14

Fort Smith, AR

Central City 10

Hot Springs, AR


Carmike 7

Grand Junction, CO


Carmike 14

Dover, DE