Little Falls Outdoor Movie Nights Return with ‘A Christmas Story,’ Santa Visit for Xmas in July

By Tina Pappas


Kids line up to see Santa before the start of “A Christmas Story,” at the Sports and Recreation Complex turf field in Little Falls.

The Township is running its Outdoor Movie Night program again this summer. The movie nights kicked off with “A Christmas Story” on July 27, and a special appearance made by Santa to celebrate Christmas in July.

The movies will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. beginning on July

Local resident Maria Karoullas and her granddaughter Alexandra get a photo op with Santa.

27 through Aug. 24 and shown at the Little Falls Sports and Recreation Complex turf field, located at 160 Paterson Ave. Films begin at dusk.

According to Councilman Al Kahwaty, movie nights are a big hit with local

residents, where they get an opportunity to enjoy the turf field even if they aren’t athletes.

“We did five nights last year and we’re again doing five nights this year,” he said. “Having it at the turf field gives us a chance to move it indoors just in case of inclement weather.”

Isabel Vancheri and McKenna Rech take a pic with Santa.

Kahwaty has been involved with movie nights since 2019, along with Councilwoman Christine Hablitz. The goal is to make movie night bigger and better with movie choices for all ages, and some fun themed evenings.

In keeping theme with Christmas in July, kids lined up to get a chance to see Santa where

LJ McQueen gives a high five to Santa.

they took photos and received a present from him prior to the start of the movie.

“This is exactly the kind of thing we look to do,” said Recreation Director John Pace. “We look for opportunities to bring people together and enjoy the summer outdoors.”

Local resident Maria Karoullas said she enjoys attending all events being held at the Sports and Recreation Complex turf field in recent years.

Councilman Al Kahwaty welcomes attendees at the Outdoor Movie Night event in Little Falls.

“I love all the great activities this town has to offer,” she said. “And it’s wonderful I get to enjoy them with my granddaughter now.”

The remaining movie schedule dates are  “The Addams Family” on Aug. 3, “Encanto” on Aug. 10, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” on Aug. 17, and “Ratatouille” on Aug. 24.



Photos courtesy of the Township of Little Falls


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