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Film Thu Aug 15 2013

SINBAD: Make Me Wanna Holla Screens in Chicago


Sinbad, the veteran stand-up comedian who has been making audiences laugh for decades, returns to the big screen in SINBAD: Make Me Wanna Holla, "a night of comedy and funk," next Thursday, August 22.

Recorded earlier this month before a live audience at The Fillmore Detroit, Sinbad, born in Benton Harbor, Michigan, performed for his home state crowd with a funny flurry of observations on advice his parents gave him, talentless people who own clothing/fashion lines, and a breakdown of "who he really is..." The concert film will also feature "exclusive footage--never to be shown again," which is certain to be a hilarious treat for his fans.

The special, one-night only event will be shown in at 8pm (CST) in 500 select movie theaters nationwide; here in Chicago, participating theaters are as follows:

  • AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St.
  • Regal Cinemas: City North 14, 2600 N. Western Ave.
  • Regal Cinemas: Webster Place 11, 1471 W. Webster Ave.
  • ShowPlace ICON, 150 W. Roosevelt Rd.

Tickets are $15 and are available online or at local theater box offices; for more information about SINBAD: Make Me Wanna Holla and other Chicago area theater locations, visit the website.

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