About the film
Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a “Red Ryder air rifle.” Frequently at odds with his cranky dad (Darren McGavin) but comforted by his doting mother (Melinda Dillon), Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.
About the series
Athena Cinema, Arts for Ohio, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Athens Uptown Business Association present the 10th annual Holiday Film Series & Canned Food Drive!
As is tradition, admission to all Holiday Film Series showings is either a non-perishable food or cash donation supporting Athens Food Pantries. Tickets are available starting now, both in-person and online! Online purchases have the option for a cash donation.
Click here to view the other films coming to this year’s Holiday Film Series.