Richmond restaurant hosts outdoor movie night
Asian-American cuisine joins forces with Asian-American film for an “outdoor movie night” in Richmond tonight.
Uncle’s Snack Shop, a Richmond restaurant specializing in Asian fusion boneless fried chicken, will host a screening of the romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians on Friday at 9 p.m.
Movie night will be open to everyone, and community members are encouraged to come early to grab some snacks at the movies and reserve good seats. Meanwhile, attendees will be greeted with a “special surprise” at the end, according to a Facebook post from Uncle’s Snack Shop.
Crazy Rich Asians is about a Chinese-American professor who is dating a man named Nick and is eager to meet his family. However, she is devastated when she learns that Nick’s family is from one of the wealthiest families in Singapore.
“I can’t think of a better movie to kick off movie nights. For us, Crazy Rich Asians was more than just a blockbuster movie. It sparked the start of a movement that we are still feeling now with an immediate uptick. Asian representation of Hollywood and a unification of our community, ”the Facebook post read.
“We’re proud to be Asian, we’re proud to live in North America, and we’re proud to bring our many cultures together to serve our Asian-American type of food that we hope you enjoy as much as we do. “
Canadian actor Osric Chau is also one of the owners of Uncle Snack’s Shop.
On July 1, Chau updated her Facebook page to say that opening a restaurant amid the pandemic has been crazy and there are a lot of ups and downs. However, hosting a movie night for the local community is definitely a highlight.