Times Cinema to host special screenings of “Purple Rain” in honor of Prince Rogers Nelson

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MILWAUKEE — FOX6 News has learned special screenings of “Purple Rain” will take place at the Times Cinema in Milwaukee next week, following the death of music icon Prince on Thursday, April 21st.

Prince passed away at his home in Minnesota at the age of 57.

The “Purple Rain” screenings will take place on Tuesday, April 26th, Wednesday, April 27th and Thursday, April 28th at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5.

The on-screen pre-show will include a musical tribute to Prince.

Prince Rogers Nelson was found unresponsive Thursday morning in an elevator at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said.

Paramedics tried to perform CPR but were unable to revive him, the sheriff said. He was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m., less than 30 minutes after sheriff’s deputies responded to a medical call at the scene.

Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death, Olson said. An autopsy will be performed by the Midwest regional medical examiner.

Prince’s publicist confirmed his death but didn’t provide details about the possible cause or who was with the musician.

Fans rushed to record stores to pick up vinyl and other Prince memorabilia. Some said the icon’s death “is what it sounds like when doves cry,” a reference to his monster hit from 1984.

“As one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time, Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader and an electrifying performer,” U.S. President Barack Obama said in a statement. ” ‘A strong spirit transcends rules,’ Prince once said — and nobody’s spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative.”

Kaleena Zanders went to Amoeba Music in Los Angeles to buy a vinyl edition of Prince’s iconic album “Purple Rain” on Thursday. She cried in the car as she drove there.

“Prince means the future, because he’s changed music, everyone in music, he’s influenced every person, and I believe that he represents our future, and it kind of died with him in a way.”