Feature Film Program

Queens Drive-In: Coming to America

The original ’80s Eddie Murphy comedy, set in Queens, continues to resonate with audiences.

Wed Jun 16 8:00 PM

The Film

Coming to America

John Landis | US | 116

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

Event Details

8:00 PM
Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
9:00 PM
Film Begins
Part of a series of Free Movie Nights at the Queens Drive-In, presented by the Office of Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr.

All Queens Drive-In attendees will need to enter via the main entrance at 111th Street/49th Avenue entrance to the New York Hall of Science. There will be no access from the Grand Central Parkway exit 9P.

Use Grand Central Parkway Exit 10W to Corona Ave, OR the Long Island Expressway to the 108th Street exit, and take local streets to the entrance for all vehicles on 49th Avenue and 111th Street. Signs and staff members will direct you to the Drive-In upon arrival.

For complete Drive-In FAQs, head here.


Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

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The show presented in partnership with