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Movies that Reawaken Wonder: “Coming to America” with Anwar Robinson & Room 28

Pre-show includes music by American Idol finalist Anwar Robinson and a dramatic reading of “Coming to America’s” famous barbershop scenes by comedy troupe Room 28.

Coming to America is a 1988 American romantic comedy film directed by John Landis, and based on a story originally created by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the lead role. The film also co-stars Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and John Amos. The film was released in the United States on June 29, 1988. Eddie Murphy plays Akeem Joffer, the crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, who comes to the United States in the hopes of finding a woman he can marry. 1 hour 57 minutes.

Movies at the Palace” take place at the stunning United Palace, formerly the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre that first opened as a deluxe movie theatre and vaudeville house in 1930. We honor that past while reinventing the movie-going experience by pairing classic titles with pre-show entertainment and expert Q&A’s. The year-long series of “Movies that Reawaken Wonder” celebrates both the Palace’s past as a Wonder Theatre and recent cinematic rebirth, including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2016 donation of a DCP projector. Learn more here.

Location United Palace, 4140 Broadway, New York, NY 10033
4pm doors, 4:30pm pre-show, 5pm screening
Adults: $10 online/ $15 at the door
Seniors (65 years and older): $5 online/ $10 at the door