By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a new initiative to get more people vaccinated.

It’s called “Vax to the Movies.”

Beginning this weekend, pop-up vaccination sites will be set up outside select theaters across the city.

Participating theaters include:

  • the AMC Magic Johnson in Harlem
  • the Regal Union Square
  • the Concourse Plaza Multiplex in the Bronx
  • the Regal UA Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn
  • the Regal UA Kaufman Astoria in Queens
  • and the Regal Bricktown Charlestown on Staten Island.

The mayor says since the city initiated its indoor vaccination mandate in September, vaccination rates have increased by 9%.

CBSNewYork Team