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NYCHA offers residents free movies


New York City residents came to celebrate the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Movie Matinees (MOME) with the help of free movie vouchers.

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) gave people these free movie vouchers in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the mayoral office. This day long event allows for the people of New York to see five films being played around the city, according to the Crain’s website.

Residents can use their free vouchers to see one of the three movies playing in the city.  The movies that were being played were Independence Day: Reassurance, The Legend of Tarzan, Pete’s Dragon, The Secret Life of Pets and Star Trek Beyond.

Many film studios were involved in the new initiative, including the Walt Disney Company and Paramount Pictures.  As a result, approximately 2,000 NYCHA residents received these vouchers to participate in the day-long event.

Ordinarily, people have to worry about the movie ticket prices being a tad expensive.  With this new initiative, people can enjoy a flick without having to pay a dime.

“A trip to to see a movie can be a fun and engaging activity, but the cost of the entry often proves to be too much of a burden for many New York City families to bear,” MOME Commissioner Julie Menin said in the Crain’s website.

The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the mayoral office gave the people of New York a chance to enjoy a day at the movies without having to take their wallets out.

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