Cleveland Celebrates 30th Anniversary of 'A Christmas Story'

December 1, 2013 - 8:04 AM
Ohio still home to 'A Christmas Story'

A Christmas Story 30 Years

In this Nov. 21, 2013, photo, the kitchen of the house in Cleveland where much of the 1983 movie "A Christmas Story" was filmed is restored to the 1940s look of the film. The 30th anniversary of the quirky holiday film is expected to boost visits to the home in the city's Tremont neighborhood. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Fans of the 1983 movie "A Christmas Story" still can't get enough of its quirky humor and heart-warming family theme and are relishing this season's 30th anniversary celebration.

Hundreds stood in line Saturday to get into the Ohio home in Cleveland, where some of the movie was filmed and 9-year-old Ralphie dreamed of getting an air rifle for Christmas. The story's 1940s trappings are all there: the iconic leg lamp, a typewriter and globe, a BB gun range in the backyard.

At a hotel in the city's Public Square, some of the original cast members signed autographs. And thousands were thrilled during the city's annual winter festival when a gigantic image of a leg lamp was projected onto a tower.