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Free Screenings Bring Movie Lovers Together

AARP Movies for Grownups reaches 100,000 audience members across the U.S. in 2018

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AARP’s Movies for Grownups Screening Program brings the best of Hollywood to 50-plus film lovers across the country. The program offers exclusive showings of movies not yet in theaters or special showings of more current, popular movies with particular appeal to grownup audiences. MFG’s free screenings take place in movie theaters in communities across the country.

The Movies for Grownups Screening Program premiered in 2012 with 20 screenings of Hope Springs, starring Meryl Streep. It has since grown to a nationwide program reaching thousands of movie fans. In 2018 more than 900 screenings of 31 feature films in over 180 communities reached more than 100,000 audience members.

Movies for Grownups’ films are selected by AARP’s entertainment critics to spotlight actors, directors and writers 50 and older who create stories that showcase grownup experiences. From history-making blockbusters like Black Panther to historical dramas such as On the Basis of SexMovies for Grownups films appeal to a wide range of interests and tastes. Screenings have included such movies as the comedy Poms with Diane Keaton, Elton John’s musical biopic Rocketman, and Samuel L. Jackson’s 2019 update of the action film Shaft.

To find out about upcoming movies or to join us at a free screening in your area check our website, your local AARP events calendar and sign up to receive AARP emails.

Published September 2, 2019

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