Who says you have to wait for December to get in the holiday spirit? On a warm, sunny night in July, Christmas was in full force at the Gassy! Christmas carols rang through the crowd that continued to pour in from all directions. Folks gathered to eat pizza, enjoy a cookie, and grab their seat for the featured movie Frozen. Good seats were hard to come by with the crowd exceeding over 100 people. Event organizer Steven Virgilio even had to run to Regina’s and order additional pizzas to meet the demand. After the food line cleared, the sun set for a perfect evening to watch a movie on the freshly painted DeFilippo playground park wall. These movie nights will be continuing throughout the summer, sponsored by ROC Teen Saturday, Pizzeria Regina’s, Boston Foundation, and organized by Steven Virgilio.

Frozen plays along the wall among the winter wonderland
Frozen plays along the wall and the winter wonderland
Volunteer and event organizer Steven Virgilio poses for a picture with a few Christmas decorations.
Volunteer and event organizer Steven Virgilio poses for a picture with a few Christmas decorations.
Family fun could be seen throughout the Gassy.
Family fun could be seen throughout the Gassy.
Frozen fans anxiously await the start of the movie.
Frozen fans anxiously await the start of the movie.
The line for Regina's pizza was backed up across the basketball court.
The line for Regina’s pizza was backed up across the basketball court.
Waiting for the sun to set so the movie could start!
Waiting for the sun to set so the movie could start!
Beach chairs or blankets, everyone had a view of the movie.
Beach chairs or blankets, everyone had a view of the movie.

Photos by Conor Finley

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