The death of Prince shocked everyone this year. His music touched the lives of millions around the world, and for a few gloomy days after his death fans mourned by dancing and singing in the streets.
Luckily for all those die-hard fans, a beautiful brand new 35mm optical stereo print of Purple Rain--long thought to be the spark that ignited Prince's explosion into pop stardom--is being shown by The Academy at the Samuel Goldwyn theater on August 29th, 2016.
In keeping films like these alive, the motion picture industry is preserving not only beautiful pieces of film, but the legacies of some of Hollywood's most beloved stars.
Purple Rain grossed almost $70 million at the box office, sold over 20 million copies of the soundtrack, won an Oscar for Original Song Score and turned Prince into the sensation he remains today.