unspecified-3The Fox Theatre announced today the official movie lineup for the 2016 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival held at the Fox Theatre, including the Saturday, May 14, opening night screening of “Purple Rain” starring the late Prince.

Opening night begins at 7:30 p.m. with special guest organist, Atlanta Hawks’ famed Sir Foster, on the Mighty Mo for an exclusive pre-show Prince tribute. The Fox Theatre will glow purple, as audiences will receive complimentary purple glow sticks on a first come, first serve basis.

Closing Night’s Fan Favorite offers movie lovers the chance to vote for the final film of the series. Hosted on the Fox Theatre’s Facebook page, fans will be able to vote for their favorite classic, comedic or romantic movie title to return to the big screen. Fans are encouraged to continue to check Facebook.com/TheFoxTheatreAtlanta for movie nominees and voting details.

Here’s the lineup (note that all showings are at 7:30 p.m. unless noted)

Saturday, May 14: Purple Rain
Friday, June 10: 30th anniversary screening of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
Thursday, June 30: 55th anniversary screening of  “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
Thursday, July 7: “The Shining”
Thursday, July 21: 15th anniversary screening of “Shrek”
Thursday, July 18 and Aug. 18: TBA
Saturday, Aug. 20: Saturday Morning Cartoons (10 a.m.)
Saturday, Aug. 20: 45th anniversary screening of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”
Thursday, Aug. 25: 75th anniversary screening of  “Citizen Kane”
Saturday, Aug. 27: Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Sing-a-Long (2 p.m.)
Saturday, Aug. 27: Closing Night’s Fan Favorite

Film tickets are $10 in advance at foxtheatre.org or by calling 855-285-8499. Tickets purchased day of the show will be $12. Additional fees may apply. The showings of “Purple Rain” and  “The Little Mermaid” Sing-a-Long are reserved seating only. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of show. Additional fees may apply.

Tours of The Fox and parking passes are also available. Visit foxtheatre.org for details.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.