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Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Purple Rain Sing Out

Posted by Marjorie Skinner on Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 10:59 AM

It's no secret that Mercury film editor Erik Henriksen has a phobia of movie sing-a-longs. Whenever one comes up on the schedule he usually handles it by tactfully describing which act of suicide the idea inspires him to commit. But you know what? He's on vacation, so I don't need his permission to tell you that tonight his public sing-a-long enemy number one, Fleur de Lethal Cinematheque, is hosting a (actually fun sounding, if you can get over yourself) singing to/viewing of Purple Rain, complete with an '80s fashion costume contest and dancing in the aisles. For anyone who's never seen it (gasp!) here's a totally not misleading trailer for one of 1984's most memorable psychological thrillers:


The Purple Rain Sing Out is at the Bagdad, doors at 8, film at 9, for only $5 (21+).

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