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MACFlix features ‘Coming to America’

PARK HILLS – MACFlix, the Mineral Area College movie club, continues its 7th annual “MACFlix Drive-In Nights” Saturday evening, Sept. 8 at 7:50 p.m. in the Mineral Area College quadrangle (grassy area located in the center of campus) with “Coming to America.” The film is rated R.

Admission is free to all, but MACFlix asks that everyone bring blankets and/or lawn chairs as their seating choice in the quadrangle. Some concessions will be available, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks.

In the movie, 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).

MACFlix presents all films in their original, large, widescreen format with Blu-ray quality visuals and an outstanding sound system.

This year’s theme is entitled, “1980’s Fun Flicks!” For six consecutive weekends (every Saturday in September and the first Saturday of October), MACFlix will present a hit motion picture from the decade of the 1980s on it’s large, outdoor, movie screen beginning just after sunset.

Future movies, all of which will take place in the MAC Quad on Saturday nights, include:

Sept. 15 at 7:40 p.m. – “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home”

Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. – “Lethal Weapon”

Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. – “Blues Brothers”

Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. – “Poltergeist”

Dr. Kevin White, sponsor of MACFlix, said that these movies were chosen because many college students (or younger) have yet to see them. The films will also be great for those folks who saw them the first time out, because they can come back and watch them on the big screen again with their children and family.

White said, even though the six movies fit into very different motion picture genres (action-adventure, sci-fi, horror, etc.), they were all very popular in their debut, fun to watch in a group, and include strong elements of humor throughout.

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