Published On: Mon, Apr 25th, 2016

‘Purple Rain’ returns to select theaters to honor Prince

Fans around the world may still be reeling from the sudden passing of international music icon Prince and now the hit film Purple Rain will return to theaters for a special screening to honor the late star.

Prince, 57, was found dead in his Minnesota studio and the web has exploded with tributes and memories. AMC Theatres and Carmike Cinemas chains will join NBC, VH1, OWN, AXS TV with special airings and screenings of the award-winning film.

purple-rain-movie-poster-1984-1020725364NBC will be airing a special retrospective episode of Saturday Night Live titled “SNL Goodnight Sweet Prince.”

The tribute will be a clip show comprised of memorable performances from his SNL appearances in 1981, 2006 and 2014. His final appearance on the show included an eight-minute jam session in the middle of the episode rather than the traditional two separate performances.

Oprah Winfrey’s network OWN will be re-airing an interview with Prince from the talk show personality’s own program back in 1996. That will air Saturday night at 8pm ET.

Saturday, AXS TV will have a whole tribute block of programming that will include an episode of Rock Legends focusing on Prince at 1pm ET along with the TV premiere of a special documentary called Slave Trade: How Prince Re-Made The Music Business.

Fox will re-air an episode of New Girl which featured Prince appearing as himself.

AMC Theatres and Carmike Cinemas locations will be playing the film on the big screen through Thursday, April 27.


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