Archive for 2010

Test Week

June 20th, 2010 by Randy Parker

So far this is turning out to be a great experience. Thank you to all the fans who were kind enough to endure this test week.

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Under the Sink

June 20th, 2010 by Randy Parker

I think I only had to crawl under the sink 20 times today.

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A week and a half, and I’ll be home.

June 2nd, 2010 by Randy Parker

A week and a half, and I’ll be home.

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RANDY COMES HOME TO A CHRISTMAS STORY HOUSE

May 20th, 2010 by Ralphie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RANDY COMES HOME TO A CHRISTMAS STORY HOUSE FOR THE SUMMER

CLEVELAND – May 20, 2010 – A Christmas Story House will have a special guest this summer.  Actor Ian Petrella, who played Ralphie’s little brother Randy in the holiday classic A Christmas Story, will “come home” to live in A Christmas Story House and serve as its tour guide.  Ian’s “homecoming” will be during the months of July and August.  Ian will serve as a special tour guide interacting with visitors and recounting his firsthand experiences at the house during the filming of the movie in 1983.

Fans of the movie will remember little brother Randy for his I-can’t-put-my-arms-down snowsuit, his role as Mommy’s little piggy and his hiding place under the sink when “Daddy’s going to kill Ralphie!”

“I am really looking forward to meeting and interacting with the fans,” Petrella said.  “I hope that by being there I can make their trip to the house more memorable and special, even if that means crawling back under the kitchen sink to help them relive the movie.”

Petrella, 35, of Los Angeles, was only eight during the filming of the movie but remembers the experience vividly.  After acting, Petrella transitioned to a career in puppetry and animation.  An early supporter of A Christmas Story House, Petrella was the first to loan items to the museum, participated in the grand opening of the house and has returned to Cleveland several times to appear at A Christmas Story conventions and other house-related events.

In addition to giving tours, Ian also will write a blog about his experiences living in A Christmas Story House on www.AChristmasStoryHouse.com. Ian is available for interviews both on and off site to discuss his return to A Christmas Story House, memories of making the movie and his endeavors since.

A Christmas Story House & Museum through a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products operates both as a venue and retailer of officially licensed merchandise and is located just five minutes from downtown Cleveland at 3159 W. 11th St. in the Tremont neighborhood. It 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 tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children (ages 7 to 12) and free for children ages 6 and under. For more information or for directions, visit www.AChristmasStoryHouse.com or call 216-298-4919.

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

CONTACT:
Angela Dickerson
216-255-6651
adickerson@achristmasstoryhouse.com

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April 23rd, 2010 by Ralphie

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A Christmas Story House Ralphie at the mailbox

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April 2010 Newsletter

April 23rd, 2010 by Ralphie

Randy Comes Home for the Summer
Randy Mom's Little PigguA Christmas Story House will have a special guest this summer.  Actor Ian Petrella who played Ralphie’s little brother Randy, will live in A Christmas Story House and serve as its tour guide.  Ian’s “home coming” will be during the months of July and August.  Ian will serve as a special tour guide recounting his first hand experiences at the House during the film of the movie.  If you don’t see him when you first enter the House look in his favorite hiding place under the sink.

Ian Petrella (Randy) back under the sink at A Christmas Story House.
Randy Returns to A Christmas Story House

New Arrivals in the Gift Shop

Fleece Blanket
A Christmas Story Fleece Blanket
A Christmas Story House Gift Shop has added a few new items.  We now carry fleece blankets and Snuggies in both Adult and Youth sizes. The red and green patterned fleece blanket and Snuggies capture three classic scenes from the movie: the leg lamp, the pink nightmare bunny suit and the Oh Fudge incident.  We have also addedtwo new head knockers depicting the Old Man with his Major Award and Ralphie with his prized bb gun. These two compliment the previously available leg lamp head knocker.
Head Knockers
A Christmas Story Head Knockers

A Christmas Story Convention 2010

A Christmas Story Convnetion

A Christmas Story Convention 2010 will be held the Friday & Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, November 26 & 27, 2010.  A current schedule of events is posted on our website AChristmasStoryHouse.com. The convention will feature appearances by seven original cast members (Randy, Flick, Scut Farkus, Grover Dill, Miss Shields, and the two evil elves), a bb gun range in the back yard of the house, rides on the original fire truck from the movie, special movie screening with live actor commentary, a downtown tree lighting ceremony and much more.

The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel is the site for most of the convention events. For A Christmas Story fans coming from outside downtown Cleveland the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel will be offering all-inclusive accommodations packages.  These packages should be available starting some time this month

Going forward A Christmas Story Convention will take place every other year.  After the 2010 Convention the next one will be held in 2012.

Click here for more information on the convention.

The Musical Announces 2010 Location
A Christmas Story The Musical LogoA Christmas Story The Musical!, which premiered at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre in 2009, will next play Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre from November 30 – December 19, 2010.

A Christmas Story The Musical! played as a pre-Broadway engagement and enjoyed an extended run in Kansas City.  The Kansas City production was the most successful engagement in the history of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre grossing over $900,000 in ticket sales. The producers will continue developing the production at the 5th Avenue Theatre this year with the goal of taking the production to Broadway in 2011.

Help Us Get the Word Out!

Trip Advisor Logo If you’ve stopped by to visit with A Christmas Story House and had a good time with us- please be so kind to write a review on tripadvisor.com It helps us spread the word about what a fun place the House is.  We thank you for your support.

Click here to write a review of the House.


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