A Christmas Story
 


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TICKET PRICE:

$5 General Admission

$4 Seniors 65+

 

 Box Office Opens 1 Hour before Showtime


House Opens 30 minutes before Showtime

 
A Christmas Story
Friday - Sunday, December 4 & 5
Starring Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon & Darren McGavin

 

Everyone loves their favorite Christmas movie at The Strand, but due to the most recent state-mandated occupancy restrictions, we can only sell 30 tickets per show. This weekend, we've added additional screenings of A Christmas Story. Make your reservations ASAP before they all sell out!

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

The people of Cleveland were incredibly cooperative during filming, donating antique vehicles from every corner of the city. These vintage vehicles helped to enhance the authenticity of the production design. During the filming in downtown Cleveland, the antique automobile club members, whose cars were used, were given a route to follow on Public Square. They were instructed to continue circling the square until otherwise instructed. Road salt was a major concern for the car owners and the cars were pressure-washed after each day's filming and parked underground beneath the Terminal Tower.

In 2005 the original home used for the exterior shots of the family home was put up for auction on eBay, and avid fan of the movie Brian Jones purchased it directly from the seller for $150,000. Jones then spent the following year restoring the home to the way it looked on screen. The exterior was completely restored and the interior was renovated to match the interior of the home shown in the movie (parts of the interior were actually filmed in a Toronto studio). On November 25, 2006, the home finally opened its doors as a tourist attraction. Jones spent close to $500,000 in preparation for this grand opening. In addition, he also purchased the house next door and converted it to a gift shop and museum dedicated to the film and the house.

Saturday, December 4  7:30pm
Sunday Matinee, December 5  2:00pm
 
1983  Rated PG | Runtime 1 hours 34 mins.