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Rock singer Prince performs at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., during his opening show, Feb. 18, 1985. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing)
AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing
Purple Rain.
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Where to watch Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ in US theaters, online, and on TV this weekend

By Quartz

AMC Theatres is reviving Prince’s defining film Purple Rain in his memory and showing it in theaters across the US today through Thurs., April 28. Prince won an Oscar for the musical score of the 1984 film, which is said to contain elements of autobiography.

Reviewing Purple Rain, the San Francisco Chronicle in 1999 wrote that ”is a time capsule of style and attitude. It does what musicals are supposed to do: It rides the underlying currents of its moment and renders them glorious.” The New York Times’ 1984 review, in contrast, was scathing, calling the film “a cardboard come-on to the record it contains” and “completely without humor.”

The Times wrote:

Purple Rain is playing in theaters but it demonstrates the skills of the recording industry far more effectively than it does those of movie making. Though its women characters are supposed to be strong and independent, they are suckers for the men who knock them around with brutal regularity.

The film is also available to view in the US on online services Amazon, YouTube, and iTunes, and is being aired on the VH1 and MTV television channels.

Here’s a list of the AMC theaters showing the film:

Alabama

  • AMC Festival Plaza 16

Arizona

  • AMC Ahwatukee 24
  • AMC Arizona Center 24
  • AMC Westgate 20

California

  • AMC Atlantic Times Square 14
  • AMC Covina 17
  • AMC Mercado 20
  • AMC Metreon 16
  • AMC Mission Valley 20
  • AMC Norwalk 20
  • AMC Ontario Mills 30
  • AMC Orange 30
  • AMC Promenade 16
  • AMC Rolling Hills 20
  • AMC Tyler Galleria 16

Colorado

  • AMC Highlands Ranch 24
  • AMC Westminster Promenade 24

Connecticut

  • AMC Plainville 20

Florida

  • AMC Aventura 24
  • AMC Disney Springs 24 with Dine-in Theatres
  • AMC Indian River 24
  • AMC Regency 24
  • AMC Tallahassee 20
  • AMC Universal Cineplex 20 (Orlando)
  • AMC Veterans 24
  • AMC Woodlands Square 20

Georgia

  • AMC North DeKalb Mall 16
  • AMC Phipps Plaza 14
  • AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18

Illinois

  • AMC 600 North Michigan 9
  • AMC Showplace Naperville 16
  • AMC South Barrington 30

Indiana

  • AMC Indianapolis 17
  • AMC Showplace Schererville 16

Kansas

  • AMC Town Center 20

Kentucky

  • AMC Newport On The Levee 20

Louisana

  • AMC Baton Rouge 16
  • AMC Elmwood Palace 20

Maryland

  • AMC Loews White Marsh 16
  • AMC Magic Johnson Capital Center 12

Massachusetts

  • AMC Loews Boston Common 19
  • AMC Loews Liberty Tree Mall 20
  • AMC Methuen 20

Michigan

  • AMC Forum 30
  • AMC Star Great Lakes 25

Minnesota

  • AMC Arbor Lakes 16
  • AMC Coon Rapids 16
  • AMC Eden Prairie Mall 18
  • AMC Inver Grove 16
  • AMC Rosedale 14
  • AMC Southdale 16

Missouri

  • AMC Barrywoods 24
  • AMC Chesterfield 14
  • AMC Dine-in Theatres West Olive 16

Nebraska

  • AMC Oakview Plaza 24

New Jersey

  • AMC Hamilton 24
  • AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24
  • AMC Loews Jersey Gardens 20
  • AMC Loews New Brunswick 18

New York

  • AMC Empire 25
  • AMC Loews 19th St. East 6
  • AMC Loews Kips Bay 15
  • AMC Loews Stony Brook 17
  • AMC Palisades 21

North Carolina

  • AMC Carolina Pavilion 22
  • AMC Southpoint 17

Ohio

  • AMC Easton Town Center 30 with Dine-in Theatres
  • AMC Lennox Town Center 24

Oklahoma

  • AMC Quail Springs Mall 24
  • AMC Southroads 20

Pennsylvania

  • AMC Loews Waterfront 22
  • AMC Neshaminy 24

Texas

  • AMC Grapevine Mills 30 with Dine-in Theatres
  • AMC Mesquite 30 with Dine-in Theatres
  • AMC Stonebriar 24
  • AMC Studio 30
  • AMC The Parks At Arlington 18
  • AMC Willowbrook 24

Utah

  • AMC West Jordan 12

Virginia

  • AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24
  • AMC Hoffman Center 22

Washington

  • AMC Loews Alderwood Mall 16
  • AMC Loews Oak Tree 6
  • AMC Pacific Place 11
  • AMC River Park Square 20
  • AMC Southcenter 16