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‘Christmas in July’, other events set for at ‘A Christmas Story’ house

July 9th, 2008 by Ralphie

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by Julie E. Washington/Plain Dealer Reporter
Wednesday July 09, 2008

The Christmas Story House and Museum — located in the Cleveland house seen in the movie “A Christmas Story” — celebrates Christmas in July with a month-long exhibit of original costumes, behind-the-scenes photos from the Warner Bros. Collection, BB gun shooting and Leg Lamp Bowling. Check out www.achristmasstoryhouse.com for the schedule.

Also, mark your calendar for the “A Christmas Story” 25th Anniversary Celebration and Convention, being held Thanksgiving weekend at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. The celebration will include cast meet-and-greets and the premiere of documentaries about the making of the movie.

The house and museum, 3159 W. 11th St., are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The site has admissions and tour times.

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Christmas in July

July 1st, 2008 by Ralphie

In Cleveland it’s summer, but at A Christmas Story House & Museum, it’s always Christmas! This month, we are celebrating Christmas in July by having a variety of activities planned for our patrons.  Christmas in July kicks off this weekend with the unveiling of a special month long exhibit of original costumes from the movie.  Costumes that were thought to be lost to the ages and just recently discovered in a costume warehouse.  We will also have Leg Lamp Bowling and a bb-gun shooting range later in the month.  Please join us for what is sure to be a month of fun activities.
 
Sincerely,
 
Steve Siedleicki, Executive Director
A Christmas Story House & Museum

 

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Christmas in July
 

A Christmas Story HouseIn Cleveland it’s summer, but at A Christmas Story House & Museum, it’s always Christmas! We celebrate Christmas in July by having a variety of activities planned for our patrons.  There will be some additions to the A Christmas Story House & Museum in July, and I’m sure you will all want a sneak peek of newly acquired movie costumes.  Also new this month is a collection of numerous behind the scenes photos pulled from the Warner Bros. Studios archives.  The photos provide a fabulous insight into the making of A Christmas Story.  We also have fun games like like Leg Lamp Bowling and bb-gun range planned. To top it all off there will month long specials in the gift shop. 
 

 

Gift Shop Leg Lamp Sale
 

A Christmas Story HouseIf there is anyone on your Christmas in July list that hasn’t gotten a Leg Lamp yet, now is the time to buy! Our website is offering an online-only special of our most popular leg lamp: the 45″ Full Size Leg Lamp for only $119.99 for a limited time! 
 
Other Leg Lamps sizes are also on sale click here to visit out gift shop for all the details
 

 

25th Anniversary Convention 
 

A Christmas Story ConventionFor those of us who have been fans of the movie for years, I’m sure the excitement must be building in anticipation of the “A Christmas Story” 25th Anniversary Celebration & Convention.  2008 marks the 25th anniversary of everyone’s favorite holiday film. A Christmas Story House & Museum is planning its fourth annual event to mark the occasion.
 
The 25th Anniversary Celebration & Convention will feature appearances by seven original cast members, the premiere of two documentaries about the movie, rides in the original movie fire truck, a BB gun range in the back yard of A Christmas Story House, special exhibits of original props used in the movie, and a speakers series featuring members of the cast and original production crew.
 
The celebration will take place Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 28-30) at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel and coincide with Cleveland’s Winterfest. The  Renaissance Cleveland Hotel is offering an all inclusive package deal from $169 for convention attendees.  Click here for reservations. 
 
 
For fans located in the Toronto area who wish to attend the events, a tour bus is being arranged to make the trip to Cleveland. Further details to come.
For further details about this year’s convention, visit www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/index.php/convention  

 

A Christmas Story House & Museum is open year-round on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Tours of the house run every 30 minutes. Regular admission is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $5.50 for children (ages 7-12) and free for children ages 6 and under. For more information, visit www.achristmasstoryhouse.com or call 216-298-4919.
Sincerely,
 

Steve Siedlecki, Executive Director
A Christmas Story House

 

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