Paisley Park Launches ‘Paisley Park Cinema: Music on the Big Screen’ Film Series for January 2020
Paisley Park announces the first of many new projects and events planned for 2020 with the new “Paisley Park Cinema: Music on the Big Screen” film series beginning next month. “Paisley Park Cinema: Music on the Big Screen” offers audiences the opportunity to experience important films—each reflecting a profound moment in music and culture. Paisley Park will present the films on the big screen, with Prince’s state-of-the-art sound system.
The first three films in the series are: “WATTSTAX” (1973) on January 11; “AMAZING GRACE” (2019) on January 18; and “DAVE CHAPPELLE’S BLOCK PARTY” (2005) on January 25. The celebration continues with an exclusive DJ After Party featuring music from the films on January 11 and January 25.
“Prince built Paisley Park as a hub of creativity, and to celebrate and inspire original music and art,” said Alan Seiffert, Executive Director of Paisley Park. “There is no better way for us to launch into 2020 than to showcase the artistry, compelling performances, and cultural significance of these critically-acclaimed concert films and to present them on the big screen at Paisley Park.”
The films include stellar performances and appearances from Isaac Hayes, The Bar Kays, The Staple Singers, and Richard Pryor (“WATTSTAX”); Aretha Franklin (“AMAZING GRACE”); and Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, the Fugees, and Kayne West (“DAVE CHAPPELLE’S BLOCK PARTY”).
Tickets for the 3-Film Series package are on sale starting December 28, 2019. Single film tickets are on sale starting January 6, 2020, and single After Party tickets are on sale January 6, 2020. More information and tickets at www.PaisleyPark.com.
About Paisley Park
Paisley Park, Prince’s private estate and production compound in Chanhassen, Minnesota is open for public tours, giving fans of the music icon the unprecedented opportunity to tour the legendary, 65,000-square-foot complex that served as the center of Prince’s creative universe. Guided tours take visitors throughout the extensive main floor of Paisley Park, including recording and mixing studios where Prince recorded, produced and mixed most of his biggest hits, exhibit spaces that chronicle films such as Purple Rain and Graffiti Bridge, Prince’s private NPG Music Club, and a massive soundstage and concert hall where Prince rehearsed for concert tours and held exclusive, private events and concerts. The tour also features thousands of artifacts from Prince’s personal archives, including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments and concert memorabilia. Paisley Park is located at 7801 Audubon Road, Chanhassen, Minnesota, approximately 20 minutes from Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport. For more information about Paisley Park, visit PaisleyPark.com.