Film and Television

Coming to America (1988) on the Autry Lawn

Part of the series Eat|See|Hear Outdoor Film Series

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Autry Lawn

RSVP/Reservations: 
Space is Limited / Reservations Recommended
Tickets and Details

About the Event

During select Saturday nights this spring and summer, bring a picnic blanket and head over to the Autry lawn to watch classic movies projected in HD onto the largest outdoor movie screen on the West Coast. Some of the city’s tastiest food trucks and local bands will be on hand—plus every event is dog-friendly!
 
Select museum galleries will be open before the film screening.

5:30 p.m. | Doors open
7:00 p.m. | Music begins
8:30 p.m. | Movie begins 

Coming to America (1988) 
Directed by John Landis

Starring Eddie Murphy, Garcelle Beauvais, Paul Bates
Rating: R 

Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is the prince of a wealthy African country and 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 (Arsenio Hall), to find his queen. Disguised as a foreign student working in fast food, he romances Lisa (Shari Headley), but struggles with revealing his true identity to her and his marital intentions to his king father (James Earl Jones).


Autry Member Perk

Autry members can receive two tickets to an upcoming Eat|See|Hear screening. To reserve your tickets, e-mail memberinfo@TheAutry.org at least one week in advance with the title of the film you would like to see.