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Director: John Landis

Coming to America

Coming to America

“I want a woman that will arouse my intellect as well as my loins.”

Are you ready to bark like a dog…? A big dog? Join us for a Friday Late Night Movie screening of one of the 80’s biggest comedy blockbusters, starring one of the biggest comedians of that decade – it’s Eddie Murphy (and Eddie Murphy, and Eddie Murphy) in COMING TO AMERICA.

Directed by John Landis (THE BLUES BROTHERS), this infinitely quotable classic (which introduced the world to both the nation of Zamunda and Arsenio Hall… and Arsenio Hall), fish-out-of-water comedy has Murphy starring as Prince Akeem, the prince of a wealthy African country who wants for nothing, except a wife who will love him in spite of his title. To escape an arranged marriage, Akeem flees to America accompanied by his persnickety sidekick, Semmi (Hall), to find his queen. He heads to Queens, New York (of course!) and disguises himself as a foreign student working in a fast food restaurant, where he he romances Lisa, but struggles with revealing his true identity to her and his marital intentions to his father, the King. With James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, Samuel L. Jackson, John Amos, Eriq La Salle, Louie AndersonVondie Curtis Hall, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Donald Faison.

Friday, December 14
Doors 11:15 pm | Movie 11:45 pm *Start time subject to change.
Tickets $10.50 advance HERE | $12.50 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

COMING TO AMERICA (John Landis, 1988 / 116 mins / PG) Prince Akeem, heir to the throne of Zamunda, leaves the tropical paradise kingdom in search of his queen. What better place than Queens, New York, to find his bride? Joined by his loyal servant and friend, Semmi, Akeem attempts to blend in as an ordinary American and begin his search.

An American Werewolf in London

An American Werewolf in London

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The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

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Three Amigos: Cinqo De Mayo

Three Amigos: Cinqo De Mayo

Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing. As if you need another reason to drink tequila on a Tuesday… Celebrate Cinqo de Mayo (that’s Tuesday, May 5, hombre) with John Landis’ hilarious 80s classic THREE AMIGOS (Steve Martin, Chevy… Continue Reading