This flick isn’t coming to film theaters anytime quickly, however it’s coming to a area in Queens.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, “Coming 2 America” — the extremely anticipated sequel to Eddie Murphy’s 1988 cult traditional “Coming to America” — is not going to premiere in theaters. It as a substitute can be launched completely to Amazon Prime Video and, for one night time solely, will display screen to 200 vehicles at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
“‘Coming to America’ is the quintessential, iconic Queens movie, and we’re past thrilled to host one of many solely screenings of its sequel, ‘Coming 2 America,’ proper right here within the movie’s yard,” stated Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. in a press launch. The brand new movie once more stars Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Corridor, in addition to Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones and Wesley Snipes.
The 6:30 p.m. March 5 screening coincides with the flick’s video launch and can characteristic free meals, Amazon Studios merch and an introduction by Richards. Tickets are free with RSVP however have already bought out.
The movie kicks off the second season of programming for Queens Drive-In, a collaboration between nonprofit Rooftop Movies and Queens’ Museum of the Shifting Picture and the New York Corridor of Science. The drive-in, considered one of many who materialized amidst the continued pandemic, hosted greater than 80 sold-out COVID-safe occasions final fall and summer time, together with quite a lot of world premieres. (Certainly, amid a dearth of different protected dwell leisure choices, NYC’s drive-ins turned the most popular ticket on the town throughout the pandemic.)
Programming for this season at the moment extends by means of April and contains screenings of “The Muppets Take Manhattan,” “The Shining” and an assortment of themed double options, together with “Thelma & Louise,” “Desperately Looking for Susan,” “Singin’ within the Rain” and “Magic Mike XXL.” Tickets begin at $35 per automobile (which may include as much as 5 passengers), with reductions accessible for members of the affiliated organizations.