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SOMA Film Festival Presents Kids’ Movie Nights July 20 & 24

The following is from the SOMA Film Festival:

SOMA Film Festival in partnership with both the South Orange, and Maplewood public libraries will offer a free screening of its successful “Kids Program” this July.

The South Orange Library will hold the screening with the theme, “Kids Movie Night & Stuffed Animal Sleepover” on Thursday, July 20th from 7 to 9 PM. All kids are invited to bring their best stuffed friend along, leave them for a sleepover after the screening and come back to pick them up the following day just like their parents.

The Maplewood Library (main branch) will honor the drive-in movie experience of yesteryear with, “Drive-In Movie Night.” This event will take place on Monday, July 24th with car construction (40 cars provided) taking place from 4:00 – 4:30 pm, and the screening beginning promptly at 4:45 PM.

The inaugural “Kids Program” was screened to a sold-out Maplewood Theater in March at this years’ festival. The program featured all original content from local and international filmmakers, the Dave Matthews Band, famed children’s author Mo Willems, and the band They Might Be Giants.

“The Program was a great success and we wanted to extend the screenings for families who couldn’t make it to the first run and to also support our wonderful local libraries in the process” shared SOMA Film Festival founder/director Matt Smollon.

Said Amalia E. Butler, Senior Children’s Librarian, Maplewood Memorial Library, “we are excited to have an opportunity to share a special encore screening of the 2017 SOMA Film Festival Kids Program as a part of our Summer Reading Club.”

For more information on both of these events, please stop by your local library or visit and/or

SOMA Film Festival is a non-profit organization committed to bringing independent film, and filmmakers to our communities, for more information please visit  

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