Purple Rain celebrates 25 years of awesomeness


This summer marks the 25th anniversary of the legendary Prince movie Purple Rain. Appropriately, First Avenue, the venue featured prominently in the movie, is celebrating with a couple of very cool Prince-related announcements. On Friday, June 26, First Ave will host a Purple Rain sing-a-long and costume contest -- and from the looks of the description, it will be a must-see event for fans of the film. Here are all the details:

Friday, June 26

First Avenue Mainroom

8 PM | $3 | 18+

Dress up as your favorite Purple Rain character for your chance to win fabulous prizes. Following the costume contest there will be a showing of Purple Rain. Lyric sheets will be provided for the ultimate sing-a-long. Hosted by Ian Rans of TV's Drinking with Ian!

In addition to a fabulous party, First Ave will also be running a Twitter contest throughout the summer and giving away tickets packages during Too Much Love. Here are the details for the contest:
Too Much Love Twitter ContestEvery Saturday night during Too Much Love from June 6 - August 1, 200918+ show$3.00 admissions ($1.00 with College ID)10:00pm doorsDJ Soviet Panda and his guests will play one song from the record every Saturday night during Too Much Love for nine consecutive weeks. The songs will be played in the order they appear on the record.AFTER the song is played, the first person to send a tweet containing "@firstavenue" via their twitter account will receive a prize pack consisting of five pairs of tickets to First Avenue shows and more. The winner of the last week's contest will receive a prize pack with 10 pairs of tickets to First Avenue shows and a Purple Rain standup.Week 1- Saturday, June 6, 2009: Let's Go CrazyWeek 2- Saturday, June 13, 2009: Take Me With UWeek 3- Saturday, June 20, 2009: The Beautiful OnesWeek 4- Saturday, June 27, 2009 : Computer BlueWeek 5- Saturday, July 4, 2009: Darling NikkiWeek 6- Saturday, July 11, 2009 : When Doves CryWeek 7- Saturday, July 18, 2009: I Would Die 4 UWeek 8- Saturday, July 25, 2009: Baby I'm A StarWeek 9- Saturday, August 1, 2009: Purple Rain