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Prince Movie Tribute Coming to FilmBar in Downtown Phoenix

As fans continue celebrating the legacy of Prince, FilmBar has announced a three-film tribute to the late pop culture icon, who died April 21.

The downtown Phoenix independent movie theater will screen Purple Rain, a popular choice among local theaters, as both Harkins Theatres and Cult Classics screened or will screen the 1984 musical that features Prince in his film debut. But FilmBar is diving deeper into Prince's big-screen career, presenting Under the Cherry Moon, the artist's 1986 directorial debut, and Graffiti Bridge, the 1990 sequel to Purple Rain that's also the Purple One's final film appearance. (He made several television appearances after that.)


FilmBar's tribute to Prince opens with the sole screening of Under the Cherry Moon at 9:45 p.m. on Friday, April 29. Next up is Purple Rain at 11:55 p.m. on April 29 — and both 1:30 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. The event concludes with Graffiti Bridge at 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 1.

Tickets to each showing are $9 and available through the FilmBar website, where you can also find varying age restrictions.


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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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