FAQ

Q.  Who can attend the 20th Anniversary celebration weekend?
A.  Do you love the movie The Shawshank Redemption?  Do you want to stand in the same locations   
      as Andy, Red and Warden Norton?  Do you watch it every time it’s on TV?  Do you want to see where it was filmed?  Were you a movie extra?  Then you should attend!!

Q.  What Shawshank Filming Sites can I visit during the 20th Anniversary weekend?
A.  You may visit any Shawshank Filming Site that is posted in the Sites section during the Anniversary.
      Each Filming Site lists their hours, costs and dates open during the Anniversary. 

Q.  Which Shawshank Filming Site do I go to first?
A.  That’s up to you!  Each Filming Site has a schedule of events and tours listed.

Q.  What is the cost to attend the Anniversary weekend?
A.   Each Shawshank Filming Site will list their cost, but many are free or a donation to tour!

Q.  Do I have to go to every Shawshank Filming Site during the Anniversary weekend?
A.  That’s up to you!  You can tour or visit as many Filming Sites as you wish. We suggest you spend a couple days to see everything and capture great photos!

Q.  Can I attend the showing of the movie at the Renaissance Theatre on Friday, August 29?
A.  Yes!  Cost is $10.00 per ticket, general admission, with a $3.00 online processing fee. Doors open at 6:00pm.  Movie starts at 7:00pm.  Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Q.  Can I attend the evening event at the Ohio State Reformatory on Saturday, August 30? 
A.  Yes!  Cost is $50.00 per ticket, with a $3.00 online processing fee.  Tickets are limited.  Cocktail Party starts at 7:30pm and ends at 9:30pm.  Doors open at 7:00pm.   The Cocktail Party is suggested 40's and 50's attire, but not required.  Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Q.  What lodging is available during the Anniversary?
A.  The Quality Inn and Suites Mansfield offers an overnight stay along with Shawshank souvenirs!  Click HERE for the Package.  Also, visit Area Information for other lodging options.

Q.  Can I take photos or video of the Shawshank Filming Sites?
A.  Yes!  All photos and video are for personal use only and cannot be sold.

Q.  Is the Shawshank Anniversary appropriate for children?
A.  The Reformatory is appropriate for ages 7 and up.  The Shawshank Redemption movie
      showing at the Renaissance Theatre (Friday) and the outdoor movie showing in Ashland    (Sunday) is rated R.  All Shawshank sites welcome everyone!

Q.  Where can I buy Shawshank Trail and Annivesary memorabilia?
A.  These local businesses provide Shawshank themed goodies: Shawshank Oak Tree items available for sale at The Shawshank Oak Tree LtdPrison Break Sodas at the Richland Carrousel Park. Prison Candy Bars at the Squirrel's Den. Shawshank Bundt Cake at the Eatmor Bundt Company. Shawshankwich sandwich at Ed Pickens' Cafe on Main. Shawshank Sundae at the Olivesburg General Store . . . and they have the original ceiling lights from the movie!  Reformatory Red Wine at Cypress Cellars Winery and The Happy Grape Ixtapa Shawshank Coffee at Relax, It's Just CoffeeRedemption Pizza Pie at Two Cousins' Pizza downtown MansfieldThe Phoenix Brewing Company offers their Redemption IPA.  Overnight lodging with Shawshank themed souvenirs at the Quality Inn and Suites Mansfield.

Q.  What should I wear?
A.  Comfortable walking shoes, as most locations require walking, standing and stairs.  The Cocktail Party at the Ohio State Reformatory on Saturday is suggested 40's and 50's attire, but not required.

Q.  What if it rains?
A.  The Annivesary is held rain or shine.

Q. Is the Church at Shawshank service for everyone?
A. Yes! It's non denominational and open to all! Click HERE to view more details.  Click HERE to purchase tickets.  A portion of proceeds go towards a local food bank.

Q. How do I get to each Shawshank filming site?
A. You have options!  You can drive to each location or carpool with your friends and family. A bus tour is available on Friday and Saturday to ALL 13 filming sites, with lunch included on both days.  When you purchase your bus tour tickets, you are guaranteed a seat on the bus for two days.   Each day is approximately 8am-4:30pm on Friday and Saturday.  One day tickets are not available (you can't possibly enjoy all 13 filming sites and exclusive Shawshank lunches in one day!).  Only 100 tickets will be sold for the bus tours and sales end Aug. 22 or when tickets sell out!  Purchase tickets HERE.

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