The red carpet will roll out again at a theater on 8 Mile Road. Eminem’s Shady Records will celebrate “8 Mile” with a Nov. 8 screening at Detroit’s Bel Air Luxury Cinema — 15 years to the day after the film bowed in the U.S.
Bel Air, then the Phoenix Theatre, also hosted the movie’s Detroit premiere on Nov. 7, 2002, a chilly night that featured Eminem and director Curtis Hanson.
There’s no word yet on an Eminem appearance at next month’s showing, but he’s donating all ticket proceeds to the Verses Project, a literacy endeavor by Detroit’s Community Music School and Michigan State University previously supported by the rapper. Money will also be raised that night with special Shady Records concession packages.
The “8 Mile” showing will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at Bel Air, 10100 E. 8 Mile, Detroit. Tickets are $8 and go on sale at noon Wednesday at ShadyRecords.com and the Bel Air website.
Eminem and Shady will also be offering a limited run of “8 Mile”-inspired merchandise, available on the label’s site next month.
The semi-autobiographical film, set in 1995 Detroit, stars Eminem as aspiring rapper Jimmy (B-Rabbit) Smith making his way on the local hip-hop scene. The movie earned the best original song Oscar for “Lose Yourself.”
Watch the scenes from “8 Mile” premiere back in 2002 below: