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Ohio is All About Shawshank's 20th Anniversary Party on Labor Day Weekend

August 15, 2014 at 12:10 PM | by | ()

Last time we checked in on the town of Mansfield, Ohio, it was busy promoting the "Shawshank Trail," a "drive-it-yourself" tour of the sites used in the movie. Now, the town is looking to go big once again as the movie celebrates the 20th anniversary of its release at the end of the month (the actual release date was September 23rd, 1994).

Scheduled for Labor Day weekend, the 20th Anniversary Celebration will feature events such as a special screening of the movie at the same venue that hosted its premier back in 1994 and a cocktail party at the Ohio State Reformatory, which starred in the film as Shawshank State Prison.

But the big surprise was announced yesterday: Bob Gunton, who played Warden Norton in the movie, will attend and meet with fans during the festivities. He will take part in a panel discussion of the film and introduce the aforementioned screening.

Also part of the celebration is a two-day bus tour that includes a private meet-and-greet event with Gunton at the Ohio State Reformatory. The tour will make stops at 13 filming locations and have access to autograph sessions with other actors from the movie, although who exactly will be attending has yet to be confirmed. Cost is $139 per person and the deadline to book is next Wednesday, Aug 20.

For more information and package deals, visit the Anniversary's official site.

[Photo: IMDb]

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