In an additional attempt to draw out more New Yorkers to get vaccinated, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the “Vax to the Movies” initiative that will bring pop-up vaccination sites to select movie theaters across the city. The latest initiative will launch this weekend, according to de Blasio.
Lights, camera, action! The movies are back and vaccine sites are waiting outside theaters as your ticket, NYC Mayor de Blasio in his tweet.
Lights, camera, action! The movies are back and vaccine sites are waiting outside theaters as your ticket.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) October 17, 2021
“You can vaccinate right outside the movie theater and go in and enjoy the movie,” the mayor said, adding that “We have found these mobile sites, these pop-up sites are some of the most successful things we’ve done in the vaccination effort.”
“You can get vaccinated, you can get the $100 incentive and you can go to the movies,” the mayor said, referring to another initiative the city rolled out late July. Since then, New York City has been paying $100 to anyone who goes to a city-run vaccination site for their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The pop-up vaccination sites will be located outside the AMC Magic Johnson Harlem (Manhattan), Regal Union Square (Manhattan), Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas (Bronx), Regal UA Sheepshead Bay (Brooklyn), Regal UA Kaufman Astoria (Queens), and Regal Brick town Charlestown (Staten Island) movie theaters.