In honor of Prince’s death yesterday, at the age of 57, AMC Theaters will be screening the artist’s 1984 film Purple Rain in select theaters starting April 23. The film will be shown in 87 different theaters around the country and will run until April 28. The director, co-writer, and editor of the film Albert Magnoli released a statement on Prince’s death yesterday via his website.
“The news of Prince’s sudden and unexpected passing is very difficult to process. He was my creative partner and friend. We shared tremendous times together during and after the making of Purple Rain. I know his fans are devastated. I know his music meant so very much to so many people. He was a good man, complicated and diligent, and like men of his caliber, he always demanded from himself and others the very best. Travel well, friend, wherever your next journey takes you.”