“Purple Rain” (1984) at the Cerrito, Thursday, September 8, at 9:30 p.m.

Time to revisit Prince’s stunning movie debut at the Cerrito on Thursday, September 8, at 9:30!

The world lost one of its brightest stars with the untimely passing of Prince this spring. Go back in time and experience his greatness once again. “Purple Rain” is loosely autobiographical. In it, the Kid (Prince) is on the rise with his band, The Revolution. He is trying to escape his tumultuous family life, navigate the club scene, and pursue a rocky relationship with the captivating singer, Apollonia.

And Prince’s music is at the heart of the movie! As the blog The Movie Sleuth states, the movie shows Prince at the top of his form; he had “blurred the lines between his own sexually charged funk, guitar rock, dance music, and the electronic instruments that were about to take the musical world by storm.”

“Purple Rain” plays once only on Thursday, September 8, at 9:30 p.m. All seats are $9.00. Moviegoers are strongly advised to buy advance tickets at the box office or online, as many shows sell out. Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer.

Upcoming Classics

Cerrito Classics has a full line-up of exciting movies coming up! Always on the second Thursday of the month at 9:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, October 13 at 9:30; Beetlejuice
  • Thursday, November 10 at 9:30; Best in Show
  • Thursday, December 8 at 9:30; Die Hard
  • Thursday, January 12 at 9:30; Labyrinth


Scene wine/food bar has a creative menu in a friendly, atmospheric setting. Offerings include special appetizers, a delectable charcuterie and cheese sampler, flatbread pizzas, baked sandwiches, salads, and desserts. You can enjoy them there, or have them brought to your seat while you watch the movie.