PURPLE RAIN: A Benefit for BFF.fm!

August 22 only

A special benefit screening for our friends and neighbors BFF.fm – Best Frequencies Forever

Costume contest + live Prince DJ set with BFF.fm DJs Cosmic Amanda, Powell Pressburger, and Chaki before the movie!

Purple Rain

Prince plays “The Kid,” a young musician from Minneapolis tormented by his troubled home life; his physically abusive father and a verbally and emotionally abusive mother cause him to act out. The frontman of the band, The Revolution, the Kid constantly rehearses his own music during the day. Each night, he performs at the First Avenue nightclub alongside his rival, Morris Day and his group The Time. His bandmates, guitarist Wendy and keyboardist Lisa, are frustrated by the Kid’s rigidness and aversion to their compositions. Eventually, Morris turns the Kid’s bandmates and girlfriend, Apollonia (Apollonia Kotero), against him to form an all-woman band. At first, this brings out the worst in the Kid, who emulates his parents’ abusive behavior towards Apollonia. He must work through his issues and find a way to compromise, make peace with his life situation, play his music from the heart and soul, and redeem himself.


$13 general admission 

$18 Supporter – even more money goes directly to BFF.fm!

$9 seniors

Free or discounted for members



1984. USA. 111 min. A Warner Bros. release. Digital.

BFF.fm – Best Frequencies Forever is a nonprofit community radio station, broadcasting online from the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District.

Our mission is to grow a vibrant community of DJs, artists, and listeners all working together to uplift the underground music scene, because we believe in the power of music to unite people and inspire positive change. We serve the community through a combination of live radio magic, new music discovery, and local engagement.


NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.


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