EPIX, the multiplatform premium service available on television, online and on mobile devices, is expanding to a new set of screens this summer at outdoor venues throughout New York City. Together with Rooftop Films EPIX is holding the outdoor summer movie series Free-for-All. And tomorrow they hope to make an offer no mob fan can refuse by screening The Godfather in East Village’s Tompkins Park.
To promote this event, EPIX has offered the readers of Gangsters Inc. the opportunity to win one of three DVDs of The Godfather - The Coppola Restoration. All you have to do to win is tell us who your favorite character is and, more importantly, why. The three best explanations will win a dvd courtesy of EPIX. You can drop your favorite character and explanation in the comments below, at one of our message boards, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Of course, you can also go to Tompkins Square Park in New York’s East Village and relive that classic gangster movie surrounded by lots of goodfellas and gals.
For more information on EPIX and their partnership with Rooftop Films you can read on for the official press release:
EPIX and its exclusive cable distribution partner in New York City, Verizon FiOS, announced today the first annual EPIX Movie Free-for-All powered by Verizon FiOS, providing movies and underwriting for local programs that will draw up to 100,000 attendees in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens this summer.
Working with New York based non-profit festival producer Rooftop Films, EPIX is partnering with a number of local organizations to expand free outdoor movie screenings to more communities throughout the City, adding more events and bigger movies:
“We are proud to be working with leading cultural organizations to make free movies available to more communities and to bring New Yorkers together around film,” said Mark Greenberg, CEO and President of EPIX.
“Our partnership with EPIX and Rooftop Films is an opportunity for New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy the best in film this summer, in a great atmosphere. Verizon FiOS, is pleased to co-present this popular selection of films this summer and deliver these, and thousands more titles year-round to our FiOS TV EPIX subscribers,” said Susan Retta, Verizon Vice President of Marketing.