A Christmas Story



$5 General Admission

$4 Seniors 60+


 Box Office Opens 1 Hour before Showtime

House Opens 30 minutes before Showtime

A Christmas Story
Friday - Sunday, December 4 - 6
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.

Friday, December 4    7:30 pm
Saturday, December 5   12:00pm,   3:00pm &  7:30pm

Sunday Matinee, December 6  4:00pm
1983  Rated PG | Runtime 1 hours 34 mins.


Every year since The Strand reopened in 2009, we have hosted the Glade Run Lutheran Services Toy Drive kick off with free screenings of The Polar Express. Families were admitted free when they brought a new, unwrapped gift or gift cards to the theater.

Like so many charity events, this year's program was cancelled due to COVID, but the kids still need your support. Through December 11, we're collecting gifts on their behalf. Anytime you visit The Strand, please bring a gift or gift card, and drop it in our collection bin. Your generosity can help brighten the holiday for a child in need.

Glade Run Lutheran Services provides life-changing services to over 4,000 individuals throughout Western PA.

Please help by providing any of the following items:

# Coloring / Activity Books
# Mandala Coloring Books
# Color Pencils & Markers
# Stress Balls / Rubik's Cube
# Fidget Spinners & Cubes
# Kinetic Sand
# Play Doh
# Legos
# Board Games (Connect 4, Trouble, Sorry, Jenga, HeadBanz)
# Headphones
# Paint (tempera, acrylic, watercolor) & Brushes
# Deck of Cards, Uno, Skip-Bo, Phase 10

# Craft Kits

# Sports Balls

Drop your gift in our collection bin located next to the glass display case in our lobby. We'll get them to the Glade Run office on Monday, December 14, in plenty of time to get them under the tree on Christmas Day. Thanks so much for your kind support!