An opportunity to laugh, sing and cry along to 'Purple Rain' on the big screen can't be passed up. From Apollonia's cleansing in the lake and The Kid's ongoing feud with Morris Day to that showdown in his family home and the "When Doves Cry" montage – everything Prince does is packed with charisma and a cheekiness that has made this film an undeniable cult classic. And it's all a buildup to that performance of "Purple Rain" on stage at the First Avenue nightclub. Not even Morris Day can deny the power of "Purple Rain" – and lord knows he's tried.
Stars: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day
Director: Albert Magnoli
Running time: 1hr 51min
Film classification: M - Medium level coarse language, Adult themes
About Zoo Summer Cinema
You're invited to Zoo Summer Cinema, a new outdoor moviegoing experience in the lush surrounds of Melbourne Zoo. Classic favourites, cult hits, premiere events and new releases are projected against the night sky.
Spend a summer evening at the Zoo visiting the animals before you find a spot on the lawns, or upgrade to the exclusive Lawn Lounge or premium Gold Grass sections. Take in the sounds of local DJs before the main attraction, and pay a visit to the food precinct for dinner and a drink.
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Zoo Summer Cinema supports Melbourne Zoo's Marine Response Unit and its work to rescue injured marine wildlife in Victoria's waters.
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