Pearl of the Orient now claims official ties to ‘A Christmas Story’ house

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by Julie E. Washington/Plain Dealer reporter

Now, Pearl of the Orient is officially linked to “A Christmas Story.”
What: A Christmas Story House and Museum.
Where: 3159 W. 11th St., Cleveland.
Details: For hours and admission, go to or call 216-298-4919

CLEVELAND — A Christmas Story House and Museum has named Pearl of the Orient as its official Chinese restaurant.

Museum visitors can get a coupon good for a discount on their meal at Pearl of the Orient.

In “A Christmas Story,” the classic 1983 movie that was partly shot in Cleveland, the Parker family enjoys roast duck at a Chinese restaurant after a pack of dogs lays waste to their turkey.

The movie, based on stories by Jean Shepherd, follows the trials and tribulations of 9-year-old Ralphie Parker, who desperately wants a BB gun for Christmas.

Pearl of the Orient, with locations in Shaker Heights and Rocky River, is a sponsor of “A Christmas Story” 25th Anniversary Celebration and Convention. The event, planned for Friday, Nov. 28, and Saturday, Nov. 29, offers activities and a reunion of actors from the movie.

The museum’s previous official restaurant, C&Y Chinese Restaurant, closed this year.�

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