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Prince Tribute

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We are no longer taking online reservations for the 7 pm or 9:15 pm shows. There may be a handful of tickets left at the door. Thank you, everyone!

If you always wanted to see the film “Purple Rain” on the big screen, the Ashland Theater will give the dearly beloved a chance to gather together to watch it, at 7 p.m., on Saturday, April 23.

“A group of volunteers scrambled to get a copy of the movie and get permission to show it,” said theater contact Kay Landry; adding that “Purple Rain” is her favorite song and “yes” she will be there to watch the movie.

The movie stars Prince as The Kid, in a seemingly autobiographical tale of a young musician trying to contend with a rival singer in the thriving Minneapolis club scene.

The movie released in 1984, shortly after Prince’s 1982 album,”1999″ thrust him into the spotlight, where he remained.

His androgynous look and mastery of the guitar drew comparisons to both Little Richard and Jimi Hendrix, and Hollywood was quick to cast him in the movie. He won an Oscar for “Purple Rain” in the category Best Music: Original Song Score.

Relive the 80s all over again by catching the film, rated 6.3 stars out of 10 on IMDB, on Saturday.

The Ashland Theater, a landmark theater in the process of being restored, can seat 330 people. They hold fundraisers to raise cash to refurbish the building. They hope to close the doors in October and work on the building over the winter, for a spring 2017 opening.

Tickets are free and can be picked up the day of the screening, at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

 

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Spread the word and get your tickets now for this family friendly matinee! Doors to the theater open at 2pm  and we’ll start with previews at 2:30pm and showtime is at 3pm.

 

Click HERE to buy your tickets on-line.

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The Ashland Theater Foundation would like to thank the community for their energy and support while running the Ashland Theater in pop-up mode for over 140 events since November 2014. The Ashland Theater is currently closed while architectural, design and construction take place.  We are excited for it’s grand reopening in 2018.  The Ashland Theater Foundation is currently leasing the theater from the Town and working with Town Council to finalize architecture and design plans.   Stay tuned for updates on the timeline for construction and the Grand Reopening next year!   We look forward to providing a  variety of movies and programming at the historic Ashland Theater.  Questions/Ideas:  Email cotutheater@gmail.com.  Thank You.

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