You are reading

Premiere of ‘Coming 2 America’ Sequel at Queens Drive-In Sells Out Fast

A past screening at the Queens Drive-In (Queens Drive-In)

Feb. 26, 2021 By Allie Griffin

The world premiere of Eddie Murphy’s “Coming 2 America” film at the Queens Drive-In next week has already sold out.

The screening of the sequel to the 1988 Queens classic “Coming to America” at Flushing Meadows Corona Park was free with an RSVP and sold out in just days. The outdoor drive-in on the grounds of the New York Hall of Science at the park has the capacity for 200 cars.

The film will premiere on the opening night of the Queens Drive-In’s Spring 2021 season on Friday, March 5 — as well as online through the Amazon Prime Video streaming service.

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards is co-hosting the premiere at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

“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 in a statement.

Murphy will reprise his lead-role in the sequel as Akeem Joffer and the various Queens barbershop characters from the ’80s hit, according to a trailer for the sequel — which is also set in the borough.

Eddie Murphy reprises his role as Akeem Joffer in Coming 2 America (Courtesy of Queens Drive-In)

Attendees of next Friday’s screening will receive free food and merchandise courtesy of Amazon Studios.

Tickets for other future screenings at the Queens Drive-In are already available for purchase online and start at $35 per car — up to five passengers — and $45 for double features.

There will also be free screenings for the Queens community. Additionally, free tickets to most programs will also be made available to Corona and Elmhurst residents via local community organizations. Details on the free events will be announced soon.

The Queens Drive-In was created last summer through a partnership between three nonprofits, Rooftop Films, Museum of the Moving Image and the New York Hall of Science. The drive-in hosted more than 80 sold-out screenings between the summer and fall last year as well as multiple free community events.

The spring 2021 season of the Queens Drive-In will run through June.

email the author: news@queenspost.com
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Urgent manhunt underway for ‘animal’ who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl in Flushing park on Thursday: NYPD

The NYPD announced a $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a Hispanic man who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl in a wooded area of Kissena Corridor Park on Thursday afternoon.

More than sixty investigators were at the crime scene late into the night. During a press briefing by NYPD brass on Friday, Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey said that the manhunt was expanded city-wide and that the department would spare no expense until the suspect was apprehended.

Southeast Queens man arraigned on weapons charges after cops search his ‘ghost car’ near LaGuardia Airport: DA

A Hollis man was criminally charged after police discovered a cache of weapons in his vehicle during a traffic stop. He was pulled over for driving a “ghost car” with obscured license plates in East Elmhurst near LaGuardia Airport during the early morning hours of June 12.

Judd Sanson, 27, of Jamaica Avenue, was ordered held without bail after he was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Thursday afternoon on a criminal complaint charging him with multiple counts of weapons possession, unlawful possession of pistol or revolver ammunition, and unlawful use of a police uniform or emblem and other crimes after the arsenal was found in his SUV.

Man sought for raping 13-year-old girl in Flushing park in broad daylight Thursday: NYPD

An urgent manhunt is underway in Northeast Queens after a Hispanic man allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl at knifepoint in Kissena Corridor Park in broad daylight on Thursday afternoon.

Police from the 109th Precinct in Flushing reported that the youngster was with a 13-year-old boy in the park near Kalmia Avenue and Colden Street at around 3:30 p.m. when a stranger approached and threatened them with a knife, forcing them both into a wooded section where he tied them up. The perpetrator proceeded to forcibly remove their cell phones before sexually assaulting the girl, police said, adding that he fled in an unknown direction.