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The Grand Illumination and A Christmas Story [PG]


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The Paramount Theater, The City of Charlottesville, and The UVA Community Credit Union Present: The Grand Illumination and A Christmas Story [PG]
Friday, December 1
8:15PM Tree Lighting | 8:30PM Movie

The Paramount Theater, the City of Charlottesville, and the UVA Community Credit Union present the Grand Illumination! Join us on the Downtown Mall as we welcome the holiday season with a community event for all, including the lighting of the community tree and a FREE screening of A Christmas Story on the Big Screen at The Paramount! Stay tuned for more information.


Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley) dreams of the perfect Christmas present—a Red Ryder air rifle. Rejected by a his cranky father, protective mother, and even Santa Claus himself, Ralphie fears the Red Ryder will never be his. Pursued by the neighborhood bullies and causing mischief of his own, it will be a Christmas miracle if Ralphie can make it through the holidays with his glasses intact. Based on the semi-fictional writings of author Jean Shepherd, this film directed by Bob Clark has become a holiday classic for the ages.

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