Coming to America

Part of Queens Drive-In 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 8:00 p.m.
Queens Drive-In at NYSCI, 47-01 111 Street, Corona, NY 11368

Dir. John Landis. U.S., 1988, 116 mins. This unforgettable ’80s comedy, starring and based on a story by Eddie Murphy, follows Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy), a charming prince from Africa who migrates to Queens to find love and a queen for his throne, with the help of his friend Semmi (Arsenio Hall). After being invited by local Queens residents to attend a rally to raise money for their neighborhood, Prince Akeem encounters a possible match: Lisa McDowell (Shari Headley), the daughter of a local restaurant owner. Prince Akeem decides to take on a job at McDowell’s in order to win Lisa’s heart. Full of iconic moments and characters, Coming to America brings warmth and humor to the immigrant experience. Rated R.

FREE WITH RSVP. Tickets will be distributed first-come, first-served. Doors open at 8:00 p.m., film begins at 9:00 p.m.  

This free screening is part of Free Movie Nights at the Queens Drive-In, presented by the Office of Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr.