September 10, 2016
By Stephanie West
New York, NY – NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) has launched MOME Movie Matinees, an initiative providing free opportunities for New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents to attend a feature film currently in theaters.
Select movie theaters throughout the five boroughs will participate in MOME Movie Matinees, providing NYCHA residents with vouchers to attend current family-friendly feature films.
“A trip to see a movie in theaters can be a fun and engaging family activity, but the cost of entry often proves to be too much of a burden for many New York City families to bear,” said MOME Commissioner Julie Menin. “We are thrilled to present the MOME Movie Matinees initiative as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, as it exemplifies our commitment to increasing access to entertainment opportunities for all New Yorkers. We encourage NYCHA residents throughout the five boroughs to join us for this experience that will surely create great memories for low-income families around the City.”
Over 2,000 NYCHA residents have received vouchers to participate in MOME Movie Matinees.