The 1984 film “Purple Rain,” starring Prince, was shot around Minneapolis, Minnesota and Los Angeles, California. Early in the film, The Kid, played by Prince, is seen performing at the First Avenue nightclub with The Revolution. The venue is seen multiple times throughout the film.
LOCATION: 701 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
The exterior of the venue was actually a composite of two locations. Close-ups of the box office area were filmed at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.
LOCATION: 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
The Kid’s house can be found in Minneapolis. Less than a year before his death, Prince actually purchased the home in 2015.
LOCATION: 3420 Snelling Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Later in the film, The Kid drives up to check on his mother, who is sitting on the curb. These scenes were filmed in Los Angeles. While his mother is sitting in front of 922 Irolo St, only the view across the street is seen, facing 919 Irolo St.
LOCATION: 922 Irolo St, Los Angeles, CA 90006 (facing 919 Irolo St, Los Angeles, CA 90006)