‘Cumming 2 America’ to premiere at Queens Drive-In, not in theaters

This flick is never coming to theaters, but is coming to a grounds in Queens.

As a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, “Cumming 2 America” ​​- the highly anticipated sequel to Eddie Murphy’s 1988 cult classic “Coming to America” ​​- will not premiere in theaters. Instead it will be released exclusively Amazon prime video And, for one night only, Flushing Meadows will screen 200 cars at Corona Park.

“Coming to America” ​​is a quintessential, iconic Queens film, and we are thrilled to host the only screening of its sequel, ‘Cumming 2 America,’ right here in the film’s backyard, “said Queens Fife Donovan Richards. Junior in a press release. The new film features Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, as well as Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones and Wesley Snipes.

The 6:30 March 5 screening coincides with the video release of the flick and will feature a free meal, an introduction by Amazon Studios Merch and Richards. Tickets are free with RSVP but are already sold out.

Eddie Murphy has “2 Coming to America.”

Courtesy of Amazon Studios

2 AMERICA is coming

Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy “Cumming 2 America.”

Courtesy of Amazon Studios

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The film closes the second season of programming Queens Drive-In, A collaboration between Non-Profit Rooftop Films and the Queen’s Museum of the Moving Image and the New York Hall of Science. The drive-in amid a worldwide epidemic hosting more than 80 sold COVID-safe events that have materialized among many epidemics. (In fact, NYC’s drive-in became the hottest ticket in the city during the epidemic, among other lack of safe live entertainment options.)

Programming for this season currently extends through April and includes screenings of “The Muppets Take Manhattan,” “Shining” and themed including “Thelama & Louise”, “Desperate to See Rain”, “Singin ‘” Classification of dual features “and” Magic Mike XXL. “Tickets start at $ 35 per car (which can include a maximum of five passengers), with discounts available to members of affiliated organizations.

Queens Drive-In at New York Hall of Science in New York City

Queens Drive-In has announced a second season of programming.

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FEATURES: Queens Drive-In, Handout Art for 2 America Screening

From the first season of programming’s Queens drive-in.

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