A Christmas Story


Sioux Falls State Theatre Fri, Dec 17, 2021 7:00 PM
Sioux Falls State Theatre Sat, Dec 18, 2021 5:00 PM
Sioux Falls State Theatre Thu, Dec 23, 2021 7:00 PM
Sioux Falls State Theatre Thu, Dec 8 7:00 PM
Sioux Falls State Theatre Sun, Dec 11 4:00 PM
Sioux Falls State Theatre Mon, Dec 12 7:00 PM
Sioux Falls State Theatre Tue, Dec 20 7:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1983
Runtime:1 hr 33 min (93 min)
Format:4K DCP
Assistive Moviegoing:Closed Captioning
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Bob Clark
Cast:Melinda Dillon
Darren McGavin
Peter Billingsley
Jean Shepherd
Ian Petrella
Produced By:Bob Clark
Screenwriter:Bob Clark
Leigh Brown
Jean Shepherd
Music By:Carl Zittrer
Paul Zaza


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.


"Both warmly nostalgic and darkly humorous, A Christmas Story deserves its status as a holiday perennial."

"There is a real knowledge of human nature beneath the comedy."
Roger Ebert

"It's a nostalgic comedy featuring a family of eccentrics who lovingly celebrate the holidays and life itself in Midwestern America in the 1940s."
Washington Post

"Delightfully entertaining, with a wryly amusing narration to keep the adults in the audience smirking."
Time Out

"With much affectionate humor, A Christmas Story recalls vividly what it was like to be a kid at Christmas in a more innocent era."
Decent Films

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