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El Paso Theaters Mark 1st Anniversary of Prince’s Death with Screenings of ‘Purple Rain’

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Good news lovers of all things Prince. Friday’s movie forecast calls for Purple Rain.

Both Premiere Cinema Basset and Alamo Drafthouse will be honoring the life and legacy of the Purple One with a showing of Prince’s beloved, semi-autobiographical movie, Purple Rain, this Friday, April 21.

Premiere’s “Purple Party” gets underway at 5:30 p.m. in the Back Stage Lounge. Festivities include a Prince costume contest, karoke and Prince music videos, according to a post on the Premiere Cinema Facebook page.

“Prince inspired drink and food,” such as a “Party Like it’s 1999″ Sampler Plate and “Purple Rain” Pina Colada will be available. A tribute screening of Purple Rain will follow at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $9 and include the movie, the party, and a purple glow stick bracelet “to proudly light up the theater during the movie.”

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Alamo Drafthouse is also gathering the dearly beloved on the one year anniversary of his passing. Prince fans will be able to watch the movie on the big screen and go crazy and get nuts with glow sticks, streamers and tambourines.

The Alamo Drafthouse Purple Rain Movie Party starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Known as a musical innovator who stretched the boundaries of multiple genres, Prince Rogers Nelson died from an accidental drug overdose on April 21, 2016 at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota. He was 57.

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