Thursday, July 19, 2007

You'll Shoot Your Eye Out In August

This past Christmas season, we took a road trip to the Christmas Story House.

From an excerpt from the official web page:

The home used in the 1983 film “A Christmas Story” has been renovated to its original movie appearance by its owner, Brian Jones. Jones, 30, of San Diego, purchased the home – sight unseen – in an eBay auction without ever having been to Ohio. Jones purchased the 111-year-old house for $150,000 on Feb. 1, 2005, and spent an additional $240,000 for the restoration work.

Now you can celebrate Christmas in August with the 2007 Rolling Roadshow Tour. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Rolling Roadshow will be stopping in Cleveland on Sunday, August 5 to show “A Christmas Story” on a giant inflatable screen in the street directly in front of “A Christmas Story” House.

The day’s events will include appearances by some of the original actors including Zack Ward (yellow-eyed school bully Scut Farkus), Scott Schwartz (tongue-to-flagpole-sticking Flick), Yano Anaya (Farkus’ crummy little toady), Ian Petrella (Randy “I can’t put my arms down!” Parker) and mean elves Patty LaFontaine and Drew Hocevar.

The whole thing winds up late in the evening at the C&Y Chinese Restaurant, the restaurant used for the Christmas dinner scenes.


Huskerjay said...

Oh, it's SO tempting to take an unplanned trip to Ohio!!!! You KNOW how I love Christmas Story!

Nice blogging, BTW!

johnstonteam said...

If it wasn't on a Sunday evening I would go. Cleveland is about a 3 hour trek for me. Too late for these old bones.