NCMA Groove: The Joy of ’80s Pop and 40th-anniversary screening of Purple Rain

  • Dates: July 27, 2024
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Phone: 919.715.5923
  • Times: 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Admission: $7.50 Members, $15 Nonmembers (plus taxes and fees), free for children 6 and under


NCMA Groove is a series that celebrates music + joy + people. Join us live from the Amphitheater stage from 5 - 8 pm for pop music from the 1980s, followed by a 40th-anniversary screening of Purple Rain.

Purple Rain (1984). Directed by Albert Magnoli, 1 hr. 51 min., R, drama/music/romance

A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band as his star begins to rise.