FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLEVELAND – November 14, 2017 – A Christmas Story House & Museum will host a free watch party on Sunday, December 17th for FOX 8’s telecast of A Christmas Story Live! This television event features Matthew Broderick as the narrator and the grown-up version of Ralphie Parker, Maya Rudolph as Mrs. Parker, and Andy Walker as Ralphie.
The street in front of A Christmas Story House will be closed to accommodate two giant FunFlicks inflatable viewing screens, games, photo opportunities from Destination Cleveland, and food trucks. Guests are encouraged to dress for the weather and bring chairs and blankets. Thirsty guests can visit The Rowley Inn for beer and spirits, or to enjoy Ralphie’s personal favorite rich chocolatey Ovaltine.
“When FOX approached us about having a viewing party we jumped at the chance. We encourage people to join us rain, snow, or shine for a Christmas party on good ol’ Cleveland Street,” said Brian Jones, founder and owner of A Christmas Story House & Museum. “It’s an opportunity to have some fun with fellow fans and have a really great time!”
The party will kick off at 4 p.m., with the airing of A Christmas Story (the movie version) at 5 p.m., followed by A Christmas Story Live! at 7 p.m.
Shuttle services will be provided from off site parking to A Christmas Story House and back from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. A Christmas Story House is in residential neighborhood, so attendees are highly encouraged to park off site and take the shuttle.
For more information and a full schedule of events visit: www.AChristmasStoryHouse.com/WatchParty
About A Christmas Story House & Museum:
A Christmas Story House & Museum, now restored to the original movie appearance, is located just five minutes from downtown Cleveland at 3159 W. 11th St. in the Tremont neighborhood. It is open year-round, 7 days a week, excluding major holidays. Tours of the house run every hour. Regular admission tickets are $11 for adults, $9 for seniors, $7 for children. For more information or for directions please visit www.AChristmasStoryHouse.com or call 216-298-4919.
About A Christmas Story Live!
Inspired by both the 1983 film and the Broadway production A Christmas Story: The Musical, the three-hour telecast will be executive produced by Grease: Live‘s Marc Platt and Adam Siegel. Dear Evan Hansen and La La Land dynamic duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who also composed the music for A Christmas Story: The Musical, will write several new songs for the live event.
A Christmas Story Live! will air Sunday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. on FOX 8.
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