Santa Claus to make an appearance before A Christmas Story shows at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts

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Reg Lenna Center for The Arts will show “A Christmas Story” Sat., Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. In honor of the film’s 35th Anniversary, Santa Claus will make an appearance. He’ll pose for pictures before the movie begins.

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. “A Christmas Story” is rated PG and is 94 minutes long.

Upcoming Movies at The Reg include two showings of the animated family feature, “Smallfoot” on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. and a Sensory Friendly screening Sat. Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the ticket counter within 3rd on 3rd Gallery (108 E. 3rd St.), over the phone (716–484–7070) or online at reglenna.com. Tickets also available at the Reg box office one hour prior to showtimes. Reg Lenna Center for The Arts is located at 116 E. 3rd St. in Jamestown, NY.