Meeks invites southeast Queens seniors to ‘Movies in the Morning’ event

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

Congressman Gregory Meeks will resume his annual Senior Appreciation “Morning at the Movies” on Friday, Oct. 14, following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meeks’ office said they are expecting more than 1,500 seniors from across southeast Queens to attend a screening of “Woman King” at the Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas, beginning with his opening remarks at 10 a.m.

“Woman King,” is based on true events about 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, takes place in the late 1800s and depicts new recruits in training to fight off a foreign enemy determined to ruin their way of life.

“Morning at the Movies” is paid for and authorized by the Friends of Gregory Meeks campaign, and it brings the 20th annual Senior Appreciation Month to a close that saw dozens of events including mini-golf, jazz concerts, senior line dancing, a tour of the Queens Botanical Garden, a vigil in memory of those lost to COVID-19 that honored essential workers.

The Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas is located at 159-02 Jamaica Ave.

For more information call 718-883-9800.