NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Prince fans will now get to see the music superstar back on the big screen.
Starting Saturday, AMC and Carmike theater chains will show Prince’s 1984 film “Purple Rain” and more than 160 locations nationwide, CBS2 reported.READ MORE: NYPD Enlists Volunteers For Citywide Graffiti Cleanup Initiative
“Purple Rain” helped make Prince a household name in the United States, making nearly $70 million at the box office.
The hit film also won Prince an Academy Award for best original song.
In New York and on Long Island, the film will play at AMC Empire 25, AMC Loews 19th St. East 6, AMC Loews Kips Bay 15, AMC Loews Stony Brook 17 and AMC Palisades 21.
“I love Prince, I love all the things he did in life. Just a good guy all around,” one fan told 1010 WINS’ Holli Haerr.READ MORE: Police Trying To Identify Man Accused In Public Lewdness Incident On MTA Bus
In New Jersey, the film will play at AMC Hamilton 24, AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24, AMC Jersey Gardens and AMC Loews and AMC Loews New Brunswick 18.
The film will also play at AMC Plainville 20 in Connecticut.
Screenings will be held until April 28th.
Pop superstar Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” “Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry,” was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist.
An autopsy was performed Friday, a day after the 57-year-old music superstar was found dead at his Paisley Park studio compound in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen. Authorities said it could take days or even weeks before the public learns the cause of his death.MORE NEWS: Stranded Riders Rescued From Roller Coaster At American Dream Megamall
For a full list of nationwide screenings, click here.