Finish off the month with one of the biggest WTF movies of the 1980s. On June 30, Hollywood Theater honors Prince with the second annual Purple Rain Dance Party. Organized by Leonard Lies and Frank Cosentino of Dream Catchers Films, the event should prove worthy of the lavender rocker.
Recognized by Vh1 as one of the best rock movies ever made, Purple Rain follows the story of The Kid (Prince), a troubled but talented musician who falls for a beautiful up-and-coming singer (his real-life protegé, Apollonia). Released in 1984, the flamboyant cult classic features numerous performances from Morris Day and the Time, Apollonia, and, of course, Prince and his band, The Revolution. The film’s soundtrack was a gigantic hit that produced chart-topping singles such as the title ballad, When Doves Cry and Let’s Go Crazy, making it one of the most popular and successful albums of the decade – it even won the Academy Award for Best Original Song Score.
Party attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite rock stars and view the gallery of rare Prince photographs, albums and costume pieces on display in the lobby. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $7.