Skip to comments.A Christmas Story tour: Where to celebrate the movie's 30th anniversary in Cleveland
Posted on 12/05/2013 10:59:22 AM PST by US Navy Vet
The A Christmas Story House and Museum is not the only way fans can celebrate the film's legacy in Cleveland. Read on for a guide to all things "A Christmas Story" just don't shoot your eye out.
A Christmas Story House and Museum: Open seven days a week, year-round, at 3159 West 11th St. in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood. Call 216-298-4919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Tours of the house run every 30 minutes. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for children (ages 7 to 12) and free for children ages 6 and under. More info: achristmasstoryhouse.com
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I eat at the Chinese restaurant fairly often. Good Dim Sum.
You’d think the museum would be in the Chicago area, since the movie takes place in Hammond, Indiana, which is a suburb of Chicago.
I was filmed primarily in Toronto and Cleveland. And the House is in Cleveland.
Sure, as if any good parent would allow their kids to watch such horrors of a child getting a fully automatic military style bb gun for Christmas.
I mean IT(damn fingers)!
I knew they shot parts in Cleveland, but I didn’t know they filmed parts in Toronto.
But it was obvious the story took place near Chicago, because they clearly showed that “The Old Man” was a Bears fan.
When I was growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, it was common for a half dozen of us to walk through the neighborhood with BB guns and pellet guns, and head over to the abandoned gravel plant. After we expended all our BBs and pellets on cans, bottles, birds, rats, whatever, we would walk back and shoot hoops or play football.
Can you imagine what would happen today if six 12-14 year olds were seen walking through a neighborhood with BB guns?
Which part did you play? The kid whose tongue was stuck to the frozen pipe?.................
I am sooooo stealing that pic!........................
I have always liked that movie. “Christmas Story” captured the comfortable simplicity of the late ‘40s nicely, with the nuclear family home environment, the Dad as the breadwinner, the Mom taking care of the household, Ralphie’s getting his BB gun and finally his satisying smackdown of that rat-faced bully without being suspended from school or forced onto Ritalin for “violent behavior.”
Who needs Ritalin when you have Lifebuoy?
The school WAS(it’s been torn down now) in Toronto.
The movie was based on “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash” by Jean Shepherd. Any other Shep fans on FR?
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