Earlier this week, it was announced that Detroit's Bel Air Luxury Cinema will host a red carpet screening of Eminem's 8 Mile, 15 years after the film had its local premiere there.
Today, details have emerged for an official party planned for Thursday, Nov. 9 at Saint Andrews' Hall (whose downstairs venue, the Shelter, is referenced in the film — and also has hosted the performances by a then-up-and-coming Em).
The party will hosted by DJ Bushman and will feature a performance from rapper Miz Korona, both of whom appeared in 8 Mile. In sticking with the theme of the occasion, it will also feature an 8 Mile-esque rap battle.
Tickets are $20 each for general admission and $50 each for VIP, which includes 8 Mile swag (they go on sale at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at saintandrewsdetroit.com). A portion of proceeds will benefit the Verses Project. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the party is 18 years and up only.
Leyland “Lee” DeVito is the editor in chief of Detroit Metro Times since 2016. His writing has also been published in Hour Detroit, VICE, In These Times, and New City. He once asked porn star Stormy Daniels to spank him with an issue of Metro Times. She obliged...