U.S., 1983, 94 min, 35mm, Dir. Bob Clark, Rated PG for comic violence and mild language, MGM
"A richly remembered tale of Christmas past." - Chicago Tribune
The Gables Cinema and the Secret Celluloid Society present a departure from our usual late-night programming to bring you Bob Clark’s holiday classic A Christmas Story on 35mm as part of our After Hours series! This tale is told as an adult reminisces about the angst of his ninth Christmas when all he wanted in the world was a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun. As young Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) pitches this idea, he is constantly met with the response “you’ll shoot your eye out.” Numerous household calamities, bullies, and dropping the f-bomb in front of his father, all lead Ralphie to believe his chances to get the BB gun are doomed. Peter Stack of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote, "A Christmas Story sheds affectionate light on the dreams and little disasters that still cling to the yuletide.” In 2012, the film was one of 25 films selected to be included into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, for its enduring importance to American culture.
After Hours features the best films you never saw on the big screen (or maybe you did) from late-night cult classics to foreign favorites and even summer blockbusters every Saturday night often on 35mm. Tickets include a free popcorn and happy hour. Please note that unclaimed pre-ordered tickets will be sold to the rush line 30 mins after showtime.
As a member, you are supporting the continued success of our After Hours program. Yearly After Hours membership pays for itself with reduced-price tickets at $5.00 instead of $8.00. Online ticket fees are waived for After Hours screenings and 4 free tickets to our regular price screenings are included.