Prince’s Purple Rain Is Screening for Free in Fort Point
Fans in Boston will get another chance to pay tribute to Prince with an outdoor screening of the late musician’s classic film Purple Rain on Friday night.
Fort Point Stage, a volunteer-run performing arts organization, will be showing the 1984 flick for free at A Street Park by One Channel Center starting at 8:30 p.m. The event is part of the group’s Impromptu Outdoor Movie Nights series, which will be holding surprise screenings throughout the summer.
Organizers encourage attendees to bring chairs, towels, or blankets to the event, which will also be handicap accessible. Should the Purple Rain screening get canceled due to inclement weather, a rain date has been set for the same location on Sunday, June 12 at 8:30 p.m.
Following Prince’s death in April, the city honored the Purple One by showering South Station, the Zakim Bridge, and other area landmarks with purple lights.
In celebration of what would have been the musician’s 58th birthday on Tuesday, Boston-born actor Chris Evans paid tribute to Prince with a video rendition of “Diamonds and Pearls” for W magazine.
If you can’t make it to Friday’s screening, there are plenty of other free outdoor movie events happening throughout the summer.
‘Purple Rain’ will screen for free at A Street Park in Fort Point on Friday, June 10 at 8:30 p.m. For more information, check out fortpoint.org.