Weather cancels some ‘Coming 2 America’ drive-in screenings

Drive-In Movie Screening of "Coming 2 America"

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.Black Films Matter had planned to bring the community together safely this Saturday through a drive-in movie screening of the much-anticipated cult classic sequel Coming 2 America.

Unfortunately, rainy weather canceled two of the three showings. The Noon and 4 p.m. showings were called off, but tickets purchased for those showings will be honored at the 8 p.m. showing organizers said.

In partnership with 1Bridge and other black-owned partners, Black Films Matter’s pop-up screening will provide food trucks, vendors, and pre-show entertainment, including local artists, African dance and drumming, and more.

They are currently working on an indoor location for anyone wanting to watch the movie at 8 p.m. if the drive-in is canceled for today.

If the 8 p.m. showing is canceled, Black Films Matter and 1Bridge will announce “a bigger and better plan for April/May 2021” next week, where all current ticket purchases will be honored.

Tickets are $40 per car and can be purchased here.

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The star-studded comedy features Eddie Murphy, James Earl Jones, Arsenio Hall, Leslie Jones, Shari Headley, Wesley Snipes, Kiki Layne, Garcelle Beauvais, Tracy Morgan, Vanessa Bell Calloway and more.

Guests are encouraged to dress up in Zamunda’s finest attire.

WHEN: March 6, 2021 at 8 p.m.

WHERE: Regency Mall Back Parking Lot (facing Monument Road) | 9501 Arlington Expressway

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Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a communication degree.