Pizza and a Movie
Pizza and a Movie (PaaM) is a free monthly program that invites high school students to join in a night of film, pizza and conversation. Each month we have hosts present a new theme and a choice of three movies. The group votes to decide what we’ll watch. Post movie, the teens get a chance to learn more about the movie and explore how it ties into the theme. Each month a select group of teens are featured in The Slice, a monthly movie review on our online blog The JAR.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who’s eligible/Who can attend?
Pizza and a Movie is open to all teens (8-12 graders from NYC and beyond). If you can make it into the city for movie night, you can RSVP!
What types of movies do you show?
Every month features a new theme and movie menu. The movies cover a range of genres, decades and subjects.
How often is Pizza and a Movie and where do you meet?
Pizza and a Movie is once a month and usually the first Friday (in the event a holiday falls on that day, we push it to the following Friday). Please see the most current Pizza and a Movie event page for location information.
Can I take a large group?
If you are a group leader or teacher interested in having a group of students attend Pizza and a Movie, please contact Briana Thomas, Assistant Teen Programs Manager at .
How do I RSVP?
The link to the most current PaaM RSVP is at the top of this page.
I RSVP’d, but I can’t go!
We understand things come up, if you realize you are unable to attend or the number in your party has changed, please email Briana at as soon as possible.
Where can I learn more about other Teen Programs at ArtsConnection?
If you are interested in learning about our other opportunities in the arts, please visit teens.artsconnection.org/apply/
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