A (Cleveland) Christmas Story
Arts, December 1, 2013
Emmet Smith, designer
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The holiday classic “A Christmas Story” turns 30 this year. And although it was an Indiana tale, the film was shot right here in Cleveland, OH!
In fact, when you visit the Horseshoe Casino, you’re actually in Higbees, where little Ralphie Parker tried his big gamble with Santa; if you dine in Tremont, you’re just a bb-shot away from the house with a leg lamp blazing in the front window.
- PD film critic Clint O’Connor looks behind the myth and magic of this enduring film. Read that here.
- PD TV critic Mark Dawidziak recounts his interview with “the Old Man,” the late Darren McGavin here.
- PD theater critic Andrea Simakis writes about a Cleveland PlayHouse stage production of the classic here.