‘Coming 2 America’ to Premiere at Queens Drive-In!

“Coming 2 America” is coming to a Queens drive-in for a special one-night screening.

In a press release, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. announced that the highly anticipated sequel to 1988’s “Coming to America” will premiere at Flushing Meadows Corona Park to 200 cars.

The 6:30 p.m. March 5 screening coincides with the movie’s Amazon Prime Video release.

“‘Coming to America’ is the quintessential, iconic Queens film, and we are beyond thrilled to host one of the only screenings of its sequel, ‘Coming 2 America,’ right here in the film’s backyard,” Richards said.

The fun event will feature free food, Amazon Studios merchandise, and an introduction from Richards himself.

Sadly, the New York Post reports that tickets have already sold out.

In the new film, directed by Craig Brewer, Eddie Murphy reprises his role of Akeem Joffer, who is set to become king of Zamunda. However, he soon discovers that he has a son in America, a street-savvy Queens native named Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler).

While honoring his father’s (James Earl Jones) dying wish to groom this son as the crown prince, Akeem and confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on a journey back to America!

The sequel will feature original cast members including Shari Headley, John Amos, Louie Anderson, and our very own Garcelle Beauvais as Rose!

The new cast also includes Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Teyana Taylor.

“Coming 2 America” is produced by Paramount Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures, and Eddie Murphy Productions and Misher Films.

The screenplay was written by Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein, and David Sheffield, with story by Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield, and Justin Kanew, based on characters created by Murphy.


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