Purple Rain

Thank You To Michael Delahaut From Delta Bravo Group For Tracking Down Most Of The Los Angeles Locations

Thank You To Stephen R. For Telling Me About The Minnesota Location Where The Kid Gets Appolonia To Jump Into the Water

  • (0:02)  The Exterior Of The Hotel Huntington Where Apollonia Lives / 752 S. Main Street, Los Angeles

  • (0:03)  Morris' Apartment / 738 S. Mariposa Avenue, Los Angeles

  • (0:04)  First View Of The Exterior Of The Club / First Avenue Club; 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis, MN

  • (0:04)  The Shot Of Morris Out Front Of The Club / The Wiltern; 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

  • (0:11)  The Kid's Residence / 3420 Snelling Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

  • (0:12)  Morris And Billy Walking On The Sidewalk / 734 S. Main Street, Los Angeles (Note: The Camera Is Looking South)

  • (0:14)  Establishing Shot Of The Practice Area Inside Of A Warehouse / Still Searching For This Location

  • (0:15)  One Of Morris' Men Putting The Angry Woman Into A Dumpster / 18 N. 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN (Note: They Were Walking Southwest On 1st Avenue Before They Turned Left On 7th. Most Of This Area Has Since Been Torn Down And Redone. The Alley Is No Longer There Where The Dumpster Was Located)

  • (0:19)  The Kid Taking Apollonia On His Motorcycle To The Lake / Roughly 27800 Chatfield Drive, Henderson, MN (Note: This Location Is About A Mile North Of Where HWY 19 Crosses The Road. The Railroad Viaduct Is On The West Side Of Road And The Spot Is The Minnesota River And Not Really A Lake. Most Of This Location Is Actually Filmed At Franklin Canyon In Beverly Hills)

  • (0:56)  The Kid Riding His Motorcycle In-Between Two Cement Pillars / Under The 101 Freeway On The West Side Of The River, Los Angeles)

  • (0:57)  The Kid Riding Next To The Train Tracks / Riding North From Under The 101 Freeway Toward The Cesar Chavez Bridge, Los Angeles (Note: He Is On The West Side Of The River)

  • (0:57)  The Kid Riding Up To His Mom / 922 Irolo Street, Los Angeles (Note: The House Seen Right Behind Prince's Head In The Screen Shot Is 919 Irolo)

  • (1:09)  The Taste / 656 S. Main Street, Los Angeles (Note: This Building Has Changed Since The Movie Was Made But Still Recognizable)

  • (1:12)  The Kid Pushes Morris Over While Riding His Motorcycle In An Alley As Appolonia Looks On / Still Searching For This Location

  • (1:15)  The Kid Riding Under A Bridge / Cesar Chavez Bridge, Los Angeles (Note: They Enter From The West Side Of The Bridge)


  1. The Cesar Chavez bridge is in south St. Paul... not LA🤫😝

    1. There is a Cesar Chavez st in ST Paul, but the bridge used in Purple Rain is in L.A. and it is called the Cesar Chavez Bridge https://www.loc.gov/resource/hhh.ca2902.photos?sp=2

  2. Thanks for this information. A real legend!

  3. Love it, one I will visit some of these Awesome Purple Rain locations.

  4. where was the basement scene an prince's bedroom filmed? It looks very much like the basement of the house in MN

    1. Gosh I have no clue where it is. I usually just list the exterior locations unless it is an obvious interior.

  5. I was watching this movie as a kid I really thought this was filmed in Los Angeles California going up there really knowing the Area but when in the movie they said they were in Minnesota Minneapolis got me confused😃😃