Greek Week, which kicked off just after Labor Day weekend in New York, is celebrating the release of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 on Friday, September 8.
It brings a week of festivities, including giveaways at screenings and freebies from bars, restaurants, small businesses and more throughout Manhattan and Astoria, known for its large Greek community.
On Thursday, September 7, to celebrate the film’s official release in theaters the following day, participating venues are offering beverages, gift cards, free food and more.
A full map can help you navigate a big, fat, free feast across the city.
Back in May the official trailer for the highly anticipated My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 was released on YouTube and other social media platforms.
In this installment of the popular romantic comedy series, the Portokalos family will travel to Greece to reconnect with their roots and honor the last wishes of Gus Portokalos, one of the film series’ most beloved characters, portrayed by the late Michael Constantine.
First look at My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3
Nia Vardalos, who starred in the previous films, is back as the writer for the third movie. In addition to writing, she is also taking on the role of director for the first time in the latest installment.
A host of familiar faces from the previous films will reprise their roles alongside Vardalos, including John Corbett, Louis Mandylor, Elena Kampouris, Maria Vacratsis, Andrea Martin, Gia Carides, and Joey Fatone.
Some newcomers will also be joining the preexisting cast of the comedy franchise, including Elias Kacavas and Melina Kotselou.
Producer Rita Wilson previously commented on the upcoming film, saying “It’s thrilling to have Nia Vardalos, Academy Award-nominated writer, not only in front of the camera as our star but also behind the camera as our director, guiding our beloved cast for this third film shot on location in Greece. My Big Fat Greek Wedding has brought audiences joy for 21 years. I’m so happy that more joy is on the way.”
One notable absence from the My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 will be the character of Gus Portokalos, the loveable patriarch of the Portokalos family. In August 2021, Michael Constantine, who played Gus, passed away at the age of 94.
Paying tribute to the late actor in 2021, Vardalos said, “(Constantine) told me he wouldn’t be able to join us for the third film and his wish was that we go on. I wrote the screenplay to reflect Michael’s decision and will always treasure his last messages to me, hoping we were filming soon.”
“We miss you Michael, thank you for bringing my words to life with such passion and accuracy, you will always be with us,” Vardalos continued.