Meeks invites seniors from Southeast Queens to “Morning Movies” event – QNS.com

Senior Appreciation Month featured events hosted by elected officials from southeast Queens and culminates with Congressman Gregory Meeks presenting his “Morning Movies” event Friday in Jamaica. (Courtesy of Comrie’s office)

Congressman Gregory Meeks will resume his annual “Morning at the Movies” senior appreciation on Friday, October 14, after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meeks’ office said it expects more than 1,500 seniors from southeast Queens to attend a screening of “Woman King” at the Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas, beginning with her keynote speech at 10 hours.

“Woman King” is based on true events concerning The Agojie, an all-female warrior group that existed to protect the kingdom of Dahomey in what is now the West African nation of Benin. The film stars Viola Davis, is set in the late 1800s, and depicts new recruits being trained to fight an alien enemy bent on ruining their way of life.

“Morning at the Movies” is paid for and licensed by the Friends of Gregory Meeks campaign, and it caps off the 20th annual Senior Appreciation Month which has seen dozens of events including mini-golf, jazz concerts, senior line dances, a tour of the Queens Botanical Garden, a memorial vigil for those lost to COVID-19 that honored essential workers.

Jamaica Multiplex Theaters are located at 159-02 Jamaica Ave.

For more information, call 718-883-9800.

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