July 2009 Newsletter – Christmas in July

Celebrate Christmas in July!

A Christmas Story House ImageIn Cleveland, it’s summer, but at A Christmas Story House & Museum, it’s always Christmas! We will be celebrating Christmas in July on Saturday and Sunday, July 25th and 26th . There will be free fun for the kids, a sneak peek at a new Ralphie display, Leg Lamp and table games, and even a bb-gun range in the same place Ralphie first shot his Red Ryder!

To top it all off there will be a Sidewalk Sale every Saturday in July (weather permitting). Great saving on sweatshirts, movie still, ornaments and more.

After the fun and games visit one of the several local restaurants that will offering discounts throughout July when you show your A Christmas Story House ticket stub.

Some of the Events planned for Christmas in July Include:

Sneak Preview of the “Ralphie Collection” Costume Display

Guests will get a sneak peek at the “Ralphie Collection.” A new exhibit that will open Nov. 27, 2009. This exhibit will include numerous outfits worn by Ralphie, including his Blind Scene jacket and other outfits worn to school.

Free Fun for the Kids

The kids fun never ends with face painting, balloons, coloring contest with prizes and more! Also meet Patty Johnson, the surly elf from the Santa scene! And maybe even an appearance by a “Deranged” Easter Bunny!

Leg Lamp Games

Win prizes and enter to win a Leg Lamp prize pack in the following family fun games: Leg Lamp Ring Toss Leg Lamp Putt Putt Leg Lamp Ping-Pong Ball Toss

BB-Gun Range

Test your aim to see if you could defeat Black Bart shooting a bb-gun in the exact same place as Ralphie. But, don’t “shoot your eye out!”

“I Triple-Dog-Dare You… Again”
Triple Dog the filmRalphie’s friend Schwartz is at it again! R.D. Robb who played Schwartz in A Christmas Story is the producer for a film that plays on Schwartz’s famous line “I Triple-Dog- Dare You!”  The new film is aptly titled Triple Dog.

Learn more about the film at: www.tripledogfilm.com

Learn more about R.D. Robb’s post A Christmas Story film career at: www.imdb.com

Triple Dog takes place in a small suburban town, where six high school girls play a game of dare that careens out of control, altering their lives forever…  The popular girl, Eve, is having her 16th birthday slumber party, when her best friend, the attention-hungry Chapin, arrives late and the party starts spinning out of control.  Content to entertain themselves with facials and pedicures, tomboy Chapin suggests they play a game of dare called, “Triple Dog”.  The rules are simple: everyone gets a dare and gives a dare.  Failure to perform a dare results in one’s head being shaved.  Whoever performs the best “Triple Dog Dare” by the end of the night wins a cash prize and the ultimate respect from their peers.

Trailer for Peter Billingsley’s “Couples Retreat” Released

Couples Retreat Movie Poster

The trailer for Peter Billingsley’s Couples Retreat was released earlier this week by Universal Studios.

(Click here to view the trialer.) Peter Billingsley, who played Ralphie in A Christmas Story and is fresh off his executvie producing role in the blockbuster Iron Man is making his first major directorial debut with this big-screen comedy.  Billingsley’s long-time friend and project collaborator, Jon Favreau wrote the script and will be starring with their other good friend, Vince Vaughn, who is the movie’s producer.  The movie also star Jason Bateman and Faizon Love. Since that “defining” role in 1983, Billingsley has gone on to produce most of Favreau’s films and work as a second-unit director. He is now making his directorial debut after directing a short titled The Sacred Fire in 1994.
Couples Retreat follows four couples who go to a tropical island resort. While one couple is there to work on their marriage, the others are there to play, but they all soon discover that participation in the resort’s couples therapy is not optional. The idea for the film was originally devised by Vince Vaughn before being handed off to Jon Favreau to script.

Billingsley has collaborated with Vaughn on Four Christmases and The Break-Up, and with Favreau on Iron Man, Elf and Dinner for Five. Billingsley also worked with both Favreau and Vaughn on their 2001 film Made.

Couples Retreat will be in  theaters on October 9th.

Peter Billingsley directing Couples Retreat Ralphie Directs
Peter Billingsley directing a winter scene for Couples Retreat.

Christmas in July Online Gift Shop Special
Leg Lamp T-shirt Special

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