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Private Screening - They Wore the Red Suit / Director's Cut - Bristol, RI
Bristol Statehouse
Bristol, RI
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Private Screening - They Wore the Red Suit / Director's Cut - Bristol, RI
About the Documentary
Santa Claus is, for most of us, the last connection we were allowed to the realm of magic and pure innocence.  Every year, tens of thousands don the red suit for families, parties, and parades. But only a handful of men have reclaimed that connection by turning the portrayal of Santa into a full-time career. They Wore the Red Suit is a documentary featuring those who have devoted their lives to keeping childhood magic alive in the world by actually being Santa Claus 365 days a year.

We are excited to hold 3 private screenings of the Director's Cut in Bristol Rhode Island, the home of James D. Rielly.

The documentary features - James (Jim) D. Rielly - who was well known for his kindness, generosity, and charitable acts. Most notably, Jim Rielly was known as Rhode Island's Most Famous Santa Claus for 62 years.

Throughout his Santa Claus career, Jim Rielly took no money for his appearances. Born in 1908, He first donned the red suit in 1928 at the age of 19. His first appearance as Santa Claus was for several underprivileged children living in an abandoned chicken coup.

Jim Rielly was featured in hundreds of newspapers, magazines, and on national television shows and received letters from celebrities, dignitaries, Presidents, and His Holiness, Pope John Paul II. In 1979, his name was recorded in the United States Senate Congressional Record as "James D. Rielly, A Truly Remarkable Santa Claus from Rhode Island."

Most recently in December 2010, Jim Rielly was honored as one of the original 14 inaugural inductees into the prestigious International Santa Claus Hall of Fame (www.santaclaushall.com) in Santa Claus, Indiana.

Please join us on March 9 and 10 to honor James D. Rielly at the historic Bristol Rhode Island State House for this exclusive screening of They Wore The Red Suit. Seating is limited so be sure to purchase tickets early.

March 9th @ 1pm
March 9th @ 7pm
March 10th @ 2pm

Location: Bristol Statehouse, 240 High Street, Bristol, RI

Depending on availability, tickets may be purchased at the door for $20.


Bristol Statehouse (View)
240 High Street
Bristol, RI 02809
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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