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Sep 03, 2019

POSTPONED: FREE Outdoor “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” Screening 9/8 at Rainey Park

Embrace Astoria’s Greek Culture–along with a dash of humor–this Sunday, 9/8 (postponed because of the rain on Friday) with an outdoor screening of the iconic family comedy “My Big Fat Greek (…)

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Embrace Astoria’s Greek Culture–along with a dash of humor–this Sunday, 9/8 (postponed because of the rain on Friday) with an outdoor screening of the iconic family comedy “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” at 8 p.m. in Rainey Park.

Rainey Park, located next to Costco on Vernon Boulevard, is accessible by the Q 104, 103, and 102 buses. Street parking is also available. Bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic basket for the full park experience!

This is the first free outdoor screening  hosted by the Hellenic Film Society, which also presents the Annual New York Greek Film Expo film festival every spring. Their mission is to “share the richness of Greek films with a wider American audience, to showcase Greek movies, and to preserve the film heritage of Greece.”

If you can’t make it but still want to get your fill of Greek cinema, the society also hosts a monthly Greek film screening at the Museum of the Moving Image called “Always on Sunday.” It’s currently on summer hiatus, but will resume Sunday, October 13 with “Electra,” a 1962 film that retells the classic Euripides tragedy about a young woman seeking revenge for the murder of her father, King Agamemnon.

For more info or to learn more about the Hellenic Film Society, visit https://hellenicfilmusa.org and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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