Ark Lodge Cinema in partnership with The Emperors Group and the Rainier Valley Chamber of Commerce, Saturday- Oct. 19th, presents:
“Dolemite is My Name” starring Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore, be the first to see this film in the northwest before it’s released on Netflix to the nation.
This is a biography of the groundbreaking African American performer, Rudy Ray Moore, as he struggled to bring his ‘Dolemite’ character to the big screen in 1975 against all odds.
As an added bonus the Ark Lodge is hosting a tribute to Rudy Ray Moore with a “Dolemite Funk Night” event that will start off at 7:30PM with a showing of ‘Dolemite is My Name’ followed by a free special presentation of the original Dolemite from 1975 featuring Rudy Ray Moore and his All Girl Army of Kung Fu Killers, presented in non-stop Bone-crushing, skull-splitting, brain-blasting action!
Doors will open at 7PM.
DJ Nyice Guy will be providing the tunes and we will give away Ark Lodge Cinemas Gift Cards to the top 3 who show up in their best 70’s style funky clothes as depicted in both films and though there is only one ‘Dolemite’ we look forward to seeing you in your ‘Rudy’ suits, but please make sure you keep it culturally-appropriate.
Adult beverages will be available thanks to Tap Root Café and Bar.
ABSOLUTELY NO “BLACKFACE CARICATURES” WILL BE PERMITTED OR ACCEPTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
Event coordination provided by Julius Caesar Robinson (The Emperors Group)
Dolemite is My Name is directed by Craig Brewer and stars Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Keegan-Michael Key, and Craig Robinson.
Tickets available at arklodgecinemas.com and at our box office.”