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Thread started 09/13/17 4:54am

HuMpThAnG

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So Who Was Your Date At The Premier Of Purple Rain Or Under The Cherry Moon?

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Reply #1 posted 09/13/17 5:47am

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I was still in my Mama's belly lol

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Reply #2 posted 09/13/17 8:23am

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I never really dated in the american sense of the word.. I don't remember anymore for Purple Rain. I do remember getting tickets to opening night for Under The Cherry Moon with a friend, but after I bought them they released the movie a week earlier, so I was in the theatres in the second week. The place (the main amsterdam cinema, Tuschinski) was not even half full, and it already had moved to the smallest screen they had, Tuschinski 6, at the time.

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Come to think of it.. I've never taken a date to the movies. smile

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Reply #3 posted 09/13/17 8:35am

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I went alone to the Purple Rain premier in Seattle, but I had all of my Prince pins (about 2 dozen) on the left side of my jacket and was quite popular with the other folks in line who wanted to see them, so I wasn't really alone. Saw UTCM with my friend. Saw Graffiti Bridge with my niece.

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Reply #4 posted 09/13/17 9:15am

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Nobody. I didn't know anyone that really liked Prince back then so I went alone.

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Reply #5 posted 09/13/17 10:42am

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For Purple Rain it was a friend at the Hopkins Theatre. When we walked out I was ecstatic and he was completely unmoved.

For Cherry Moon, it was Prince and his entourage as I worked at the Knollwood Theatre in St. Louis Park and Prince and his group were in the theatre for opening night!

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Reply #6 posted 09/13/17 10:55am

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I was not allowed to go see PR when it came out! I was 15 but still sad


for UTCM and SOTT it was my brother! (and then with my SO and friends to see SOTT at the Midnight Movies a few times)

GB: I think I went alone the first time then when it came to my Post (in the middle of the Pacific) I went and saw it with most of my Platoon.

The after I took my honey to see PR...

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Reply #7 posted 09/13/17 11:23am

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Too young for PR. Did get to see UTCM in LA with my soon to be gf, Audrey Hayworth;) The sound was so loud! We loved parts of the flick but wondered "where was the Rev?"
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Reply #8 posted 09/13/17 11:36am

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HuMpThAnG said:

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Reply #9 posted 09/13/17 1:25pm

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I went to the premier of PR with this really cute guy who I'm still friends with. smile

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Reply #10 posted 09/13/17 7:21pm

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manabean84 said:

I was still in my Mama's belly lol

I reckon I had just come out for UTCM n wasn't thought of for PR nod

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Reply #11 posted 09/13/17 8:07pm

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Wlcm2thdwn3 said:

Nobody. I didn't know anyone that really liked Prince back then so I went alone.

Same here; went to see Purple Rain and was mesmerized--didn't need anyone. But, I did take take people to my multiple theater viewings later on... biggrin

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Reply #12 posted 09/13/17 9:05pm

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Man! Talk about bringing back memories. It was this chick who I met hanging out in Georgetown one night. She went to Wilson High School here in D.C. Her name was Piya pronounced (pie-yah). We made out in this pizza joint that used to be right there behind the #30 bus stop at Wisconsin and M Streets NW. It had an upstairs area with some secluded spots...ahem. (Can't remember the name of the place but they had great gyros too) biggrin Like a week later we met up with another couple at the Tenley Cinaplex Odeon across the street from Armands Pizza for the premier of Purple Rain. She kicked me to the curb that same night after the movie! LOL A one hit wonder so to speak. Never saw her again.

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Reply #13 posted 09/13/17 9:41pm

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I was 11 years old when Purple Rain came out and I had a older neighbor girl who loved Prince too and she had her mother take us to see it. I had to lie to my parents and told them we were seeing The Karate Kid. For Under The Cherry Moon I was 13 and took my best friend at the time. No dates for either movies as I was too young to be dating.
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Reply #14 posted 09/13/17 9:47pm

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Um.....well, I went to see them with my mom. Hey--I was 14 when Purple Rain came out--I wasn't getting in that theatre without an adult, and it was 100 miles away from my house (I couldn't wait until it got to where I actually lived). The last part still applied for Under the Cherry Moon, which never made it to my home town, and I saw that one with mom, too. She liked both of them, which for an Ozark mountains white woman born in 1928 is saying something. I actually first saw Graffiti Bridge with her too, but that wasn't until it came out on video (I was in college by that time, but I don't think it ever played in the town I went to school, which is where I saw the first two films). She didn't think it was very good, strangely enough. lol

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Reply #15 posted 09/13/17 9:50pm

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Reply #16 posted 09/13/17 9:54pm

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The exact same guy for both.
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Reply #17 posted 09/13/17 10:41pm

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HuMpThAnG said:

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Purple Rain - my best mate from school, watched it on C4 when it was first shown on UK TV.

UTCM - four mates from school, watched on VHS.

They weren't dates so much as worshipping at the altat of...Prince was a big thing in South Wales back in 1988!

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Reply #18 posted 09/14/17 5:59am

CAL3

HuMpThAnG said:

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When "Purple Rain" premiered in my house on VHS when I was 10 years old... my "date" was none other than my Grandmother. And she almost sat through the entire movie (she finally bailed sometime during the final concert sequence).

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Flew solo for my maiden "Under the Cherry Moon" viewing (also on VHS in my family's rec room)...

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Ah but "Graffiti Bridge" I did in style -- Prince on the big screen, finally. I managed to convince my dad to take me. The only part he liked was Mavis Staples' big number.

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Reply #19 posted 09/14/17 10:12pm

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For Purple Rain it was a friend at the Hopkins Theatre. When we walked out I was ecstatic and he was completely unmoved.

For Cherry Moon, it was Prince and his entourage as I worked at the Knollwood Theatre in St. Louis Park and Prince and his group were in the theatre for opening night!

Wow. That really IS memorable!

Saw PR with my boyfriend. He asked me to go to a cabin in the woods that weekend. I said only if they're showing Purple Rain somewhere around there.

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Reply #20 posted 09/16/17 1:03pm

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CAL3 said:

HuMpThAnG said:

hmmm

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When "Purple Rain" premiered in my house on VHS when I was 10 years old... my "date" was none other than my Grandmother. And she almost sat through the entire movie (she finally bailed sometime during the final concert sequence).

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Flew solo for my maiden "Under the Cherry Moon" viewing (also on VHS in my family's rec room)...

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Ah but "Graffiti Bridge" I did in style -- Prince on the big screen, finally. I managed to convince my dad to take me. The only part he liked was Mavis Staples' big number.

I guess I'll have to give back my Prince Fan Card... I never saw Under The Cherry Moon until the Christmas before last... : boxed lol Waiting for the bricks to fly...

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Reply #21 posted 09/16/17 1:17pm

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Go to your room and think about what you've done!! razz

purplethunder3121 said:

CAL3 said:

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When "Purple Rain" premiered in my house on VHS when I was 10 years old... my "date" was none other than my Grandmother. And she almost sat through the entire movie (she finally bailed sometime during the final concert sequence).

.

Flew solo for my maiden "Under the Cherry Moon" viewing (also on VHS in my family's rec room)...

.

Ah but "Graffiti Bridge" I did in style -- Prince on the big screen, finally. I managed to convince my dad to take me. The only part he liked was Mavis Staples' big number.

I guess I'll have to give back my Prince Fan Card... I never saw Under The Cherry Moon until the Christmas before last... : boxed lol Waiting for the bricks to fly...

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Reply #22 posted 09/16/17 1:33pm

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kingricefan said:

Go to your room and think about what you've done!! razz

purplethunder3121 said:

I guess I'll have to give back my Prince Fan Card... I never saw Under The Cherry Moon until the Christmas before last... : boxed lol Waiting for the bricks to fly...

razz lol I think I made up for it though by watching it for the first time with my son--his first time, too--and we really enjoyed it as a light comedy for the most part until the "death scene." razz lol

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Reply #23 posted 09/16/17 3:45pm

kingricefan

When I first saw UTCM back in the day the ending didn't really bother me much. But post 4/21/16 it sure packs a wallop, eh?

purplethunder3121 said:

kingricefan said:

Go to your room and think about what you've done!! razz

razz lol I think I made up for it though by watching it for the first time with my son--his first time, too--and we really enjoyed it as a light comedy for the most part until the "death scene." razz lol

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Reply #24 posted 09/16/17 4:29pm

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kingricefan said:

When I first saw UTCM back in the day the ending didn't really bother me much. But post 4/21/16 it sure packs a wallop, eh?

purplethunder3121 said:

razz lol I think I made up for it though by watching it for the first time with my son--his first time, too--and we really enjoyed it as a light comedy for the most part until the "death scene." razz lol

Well, I actually saw it before then...but no, I REALLY don't care for it now. Funny, how Prince insisted that scene be in the movie...

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Reply #25 posted 09/16/17 5:02pm

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poppys said:

sro100 said:

For Purple Rain it was a friend at the Hopkins Theatre. When we walked out I was ecstatic and he was completely unmoved.

For Cherry Moon, it was Prince and his entourage as I worked at the Knollwood Theatre in St. Louis Park and Prince and his group were in the theatre for opening night!

Wow. That really IS memorable!

Saw PR with my boyfriend. He asked me to go to a cabin in the woods that weekend. I said only if they're showing Purple Rain somewhere around there.

It sure was! The audience applauded like crazy! Word got around Prince was in the house.

He actually used to frequent the Knollwood Theatre and they'd make special accommodations for him and his entourage. Eddie Murphy was known to have gone there with Prince at least one time.

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Reply #26 posted 09/16/17 5:32pm

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I was a fetus i guess my mom

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Reply #27 posted 09/16/17 6:41pm

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Both times I went with my homies. A group of about ten of us went to see Purple Rain, and a group of five of us went to see UTCM. For the record, my best friend and I went to see Sign "O" the Times at the $1 theatre after we had seen it at the regular theatre. While it was at the $1 theatre, we saw it sixty times in thirty days, watching the 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. showing. After the tenth day, the theatre manager stopped charging us the $1 as long as we purchased popcorn. Then, after the twentieth day, he stopped making us pay for popcorn. So, for the last ten days of the showing, we saw the film for free with a free bag of popcorn. FYI, I saw Graffiti Bridge alone. I couldn't drag anybody to see that flick with me. Still, I enjoyed it.

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Reply #28 posted 09/16/17 6:49pm

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1725topp said:

Both times I went with my homies. A group of about ten of us went to see Purple Rain, and a group of five of us went to see UTCM. For the record, my best friend and I went to see Sign "O" the Times at the $1 theatre after we had seen it at the regular theatre. While it was at the $1 theatre, we saw it sixty times in thirty days, watching the 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. showing. After the tenth day, the theatre manager stopped charging us the $1 as long as we purchased popcorn. Then, after the twentieth day, he stopped making us pay for popcorn. So, for the last ten days of the showing, we saw the film for free with a free bag of popcorn. FYI, I saw Graffiti Bridge alone. I couldn't drag anybody to see that flick with me. Still, I enjoyed it.

Damn, that sounds like me going to see Purple Rain at the dollar theater when I moved to another state! LOL They didn't show Sign 'O The Times any where near me unfortunately...

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Reply #29 posted 09/16/17 6:57pm

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