Focus Features and Cinema St. Louis are celebrating the upcoming release of MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 3 with a big fat free screening of the original comedy, MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING!
When: Tuesday, August 22 at 7:00pm
Where: Hi Pointe Theatre (1005 McCausland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63117)
Trivia prior to the screening will offer the audience a chance to win gift cards from local Greek restaurants and more.
Tickets for this special screening are free and open to the public, while supplies last.
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The 2002 romantic comedy
My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Joel Zwick and written by Nia Vardalos, who received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. The film starred Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Gia Carides, Louis Mandylor, Andrea Martin, and Joey Fatone. The story was about a young Greek-American woman who falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
The sleeper hit was a box office success, grossing $368.7 million worldwide and cost $5 million to make. It spawned a franchise, inspired a sitcom “My Big Fat Greek Life” in 2003, a movie sequel in 2016 and a third film is scheduled to be released on Sept. 8. It’s a joint production of Playtone, Gold Circle Films, HBO Films, and Focus Features. It is dedicated to Michael Constantine, who died on Aug. 31, 2021 at the age of 94. The plot is about the Portokalos family on a trip to Greece for a family reunion — and another wedding will be featured.
Michael Constantine as the Greek dad in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”
Lynn Venhaus has had a continuous byline in St. Louis metro region publications since 1978. She is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic, currently reviews films for Webster-Kirkwood Times and KTRS Radio, covers entertainment for PopLifeSTL.com and co-hosts podcast PopLifeSTL.com…Presents, and writes features and news for Belleville News-Democrat and contributes to other publications. She is a member of CCA, AWFJ and St. Louis Film Critics Association. She is a founding member of the St. Louis Theater Circle.