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Fox Theatre to screen "Purple Rain" Saturday to kick off summer film fest

The Fox Theatre, site of Prince's final full-length public concerts, will screen "Purple Rain" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to launch its annual summer film festival.

UPDATE: Prince was "struggling with being sick a lot" in final months



Prince died at 57 one week after his two sold-out concerts at the Fox.

Photos from Prince’s last concert in Atlanta  

Prince was hospitalized hours after Atlanta shows

Video of Prince's last performances

Tickets for “Purple Rain” are on sale now. Reserved tickets are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the show (plus applicable fees), and are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office, online at or by calling 855-285-8499.

Coming next this summer during the Fox film fest:  “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” Saturday Morning Cartoons and “The Little Mermaid.” See details below.

Prince's final concert at the Fox. Photo: Yvonne Zusel

Special $5 parking will be offered in select Lanier lots around the Fox Theatre, while spaces are available. For additional information on the movies or parking see .

Here's the rest of the schedule:


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