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'Shawshank' Prison Becomes Wedding Hot Spot
WLWT ^ | 11-25-11 | AP

Posted on 11/25/2011 2:04:06 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB

MANSFIELD, Ohio -- The old, imposing prison in Ohio where the movie "The Shawshank Redemption" was filmed has become a hot spot for weddings and hosts an annual bridal show. What was once known as the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield is all booked up for weddings through the end of 2012 and has begun taking reservations for 2013. The bridal show is called "Glamour in the Slammer" and is in its fifth year.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 4gaycouples; prison; shawshank; wedding
what Andy had to crawl through to get out pales in comparison to divorce court.
1 posted on 11/25/2011 2:04:10 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

This brings an entirely new level of meaning to “prison love”.

Ladies and gentlemen, we live in absurd times.


2 posted on 11/25/2011 2:08:42 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RichInOC

Actually, the area it is done in is quite nice. It’s where they did the meal scene for the movie Air Force One and the Lenin and Staling photos, while fading, are visible. And of course the exterior of the facility is quite gothic.

While not the first place I would have a wedding or reception, it really is kind of neat.

We go about every other year for one of the general tours.


3 posted on 11/25/2011 2:22:10 PM PST by joesbucks
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To: WOBBLY BOB

At first I thought the headline was talking about that big oak tree where Andy had his picnic and stashed the money for Red. That would be a nice spot.

Although If I was going to do an outdoor wedding, I’d probably look for some nice trees closer to home.


4 posted on 11/25/2011 2:23:55 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: WOBBLY BOB

What is wrong with people?!


5 posted on 11/25/2011 2:29:55 PM PST by Bigg Red (Maryland girl on the Cain Train)
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To: 21twelve

The tree was destroyed by a severe thunderstorm in August.


6 posted on 11/25/2011 2:30:45 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: 21twelve

It seems to me that tree has been in several movies.

kind of like the one in Forrest Gump where Jenny was buried.


7 posted on 11/25/2011 3:23:24 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
For those who may be interested, the Mansfield Reformatory has a reputation for being haunted. It is open for overnight "guests," reservations required. You go in at dusk, are led to a cellblock where you get to bunk down for the night, or look around. There are no lights, so bring your own flashlight.

Rumor has it that it is extremely scarey, with strange noises and shadows moving, like that ghost-busters tv show. Numerous people have fled the facility by midnight.

As for getting married there, I guess it might be symbolic for some.

8 posted on 11/25/2011 3:37:14 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: buccaneer81

That’s too bad - was a pretty tree and setting.

The owner is probably good for firewood the next few years though.


9 posted on 11/25/2011 5:35:48 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: WOBBLY BOB; All

“The Shawshank Redemption” - one of the best movies ever.
A real ‘feel gooder’.


10 posted on 11/25/2011 6:05:39 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB; All

“The Shawshank Redemption” - one of the best movies ever.
A real ‘feel gooder’.


11 posted on 11/25/2011 6:05:39 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB; All

“The Shawshank Redemption” - one of the best movies ever.
A real ‘feel gooder’.


12 posted on 11/25/2011 6:05:52 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08
one of the best movies ever

When the warden pushes his finger through the poster is one of the best moments in movies anyway.

13 posted on 11/25/2011 7:37:52 PM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: joesbucks

Have you ever went when they had the “haunted house” for Halloween ?

My cousins kept trying to get me to go and I kept declining them.

I dont know if they’re still doing them now or not ? If not, it’s been the past couple of years.


14 posted on 11/25/2011 9:07:48 PM PST by simplesimon (You are entitled to your own opinions but not your own "facts"...........)
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To: simplesimon

We’ve been to Halloween a couple of times. They do a great job, if you enjoy being scared.


15 posted on 11/26/2011 4:48:15 AM PST by joesbucks
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To: joesbucks

Yeah, my one cousin doesnt scare easily at all and she was **** freaked out **** big time , the first visit.
I’m a chicken ROTFLMAO so I won’t go.

Are you far from there ? I’m prolly only 45 minutes from there.


16 posted on 11/26/2011 6:12:40 AM PST by simplesimon (You are entitled to your own opinions but not your own "facts"...........)
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To: simplesimon

I’m closer to the Columbus area, so about an hour to an hour and a half


17 posted on 11/27/2011 6:52:17 PM PST by joesbucks
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To: Bigg Red

They’re spiritually bankrupt.


18 posted on 11/27/2011 6:55:47 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I have lost track of how many times I have seen this movie because of Bob Gunton.

I have the biggest crush on him.


19 posted on 12/18/2011 11:19:42 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: Minn

Bob Gunton! He’s one of the best,hands down.


20 posted on 12/18/2011 11:20:56 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: samiam1972
You may find this interesting.
21 posted on 12/18/2011 11:24:37 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Ah, man! I’m already married!! That would have been fun. I’m all about the church weddings but an anniversary renewal of vows might work. :o)


22 posted on 12/18/2011 6:33:40 PM PST by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
Don't cry for me, Shawshank!

I also liked him in 24.

-PJ

23 posted on 12/18/2011 6:44:20 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

It took a second for me to figure out what you meant by ‘Don’t cry for me,Shawshank’,LOL! “Don’t cry for me,Argentina!”

He should have been nominated for an Oscar. He was nominated for a Tony Award for ‘Evita’ but did not win. It’s too bad an actor of his caliber isn’t given better roles.


24 posted on 12/18/2011 8:57:27 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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