Prince, one of the true music legends of our time, best known for his extraordinary musical talent, creativity and flare. A musician who mostly chose to avoid the limelight and let his music speak for itself with the exception of one legendary film.
In July, 1984, Prince gifted the world a glimpse into the inner-workings of his mind through the film Purple Rain – a colourful musical part-autobiography, part-fantasy and completely genius. Taking the movie world by storm in the same way his music did, the film went on to win an Academy Award for ‘Best Original Song Score’.
In a fitting tribute to the music legend, QT Sydney, constructed from half of the State Theatre Building where Prince last performed in Australia, will host an exclusive screening of Purple Rain in the QT Screening Room on Friday 29th April at 7.30pm.
Purple Rain casts Prince as “The Kid,” a wildly talented, romantic, eccentric, and neurotic musician. Set in his home town of Minneapolis with cameos from musicians he was collaborating with at the time including the likes of Morris Day, Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin, Apollonia and Kotero.
Additionally, QT Sydney will be hosting a tribute to Prince in the relaxed sophistication of the 60-seat Gilt Lounge on level 2 of the historic Gowings building. Here some of Sydney’s finest mixologists call upon a vast array of liquors to hand-craft a Purple Raininspired cocktail featuring Star of Bombay Gin, Luxardo Maraschino, Crème de Violette, Prosecco, fresh lemon and a lemon twist whilst DJ Ricky Albert, Prince’s support act DJ on his 2003 Australian Musicology Tour, will be playing some of his biggest hits and party tunes until late.
The vivid interior of Gilt Lounge, by acclaimed designer Nic Graham, uses bespoke furniture and digital art by Daniel Boyd to deliver a distinctive, retro-futuristic ambience. Unique glimpses of the city are visible through the windows as music infuses, rather than dominates, the space for a laidback, loungey vibe.
Tickets to the exclusive screening of Purple Rain include:
- A screening of Purple Rain in the private QT Screening Room at QT Sydney
- A pre-screening glass of G.H Mumm champagne
- Popcorn & Choc Top
- A post-screening ‘Purple Rain’ cocktail in QT Sydney’s Gilt Lounge
Tickets to the exclusive tribute screening are $65 and will be on sale from Tuesday 27th April at 12 Noon. Tickets can be purchased and Gilt Lounge reservations made by calling QT Sydney on (02) 8262 0062).