A Year of Stephen King Classic Films

The Renaissance, in conjunction with the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library, and Cleveland Financial Group, pays homage to this long history with the year-long Stephen King Film Festival. Featuring one film a month, attendees are encouraged to come early and participate in a discussion lead by a guest speaker. The year began with a screening of The Shawshank Redemption, ...

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Shawshank Experience Provides Educational Opportunities

The influence of Shawshank does not stop at monetary value. The book, the film, the trail and the history of the area provide ample learning opportunities for anyone willing to start the journey. The scope of the Shawshank experience covers diverse ground, from literary and film analysis, to its historical and cultural impacts. ...

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Stallone, Bautista to star in film at Shawshank site in Mansfield

Sylvester Stallone is returning to the Ohio State Reformatory, and again his task is to break out of prison. The Reformatory has been a popular place to film prison-themed movies, most notably the classic thriller “The Shawshank Redemption” in 1994....

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Memories and the Future of The Shawshank Tree

If a tree falls in the middle of an Ohio field and no one hears it, does it matter?It does if it is the Tree of Hope from Shawshank Redemption. This post shares the great images from the friends and fans of the movie Shawshank Redemption and the Shawhank Trail in Ohio....

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Famous Shawshank Redemption Tree Near Mansfield Knocked Over By Wind

The famous Shawshank tree, a symbol of hope and a popular pilgrimage site for fans of “The Shawshank Redemption,” was knocked down by high winds Friday afternoon. Jodie Snavely, group tour manager for the Mansfield and Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau, went out to see the downed tree for herself, after her office got a call from a man who said he saw the historic oak fall. “Sure enough it was down,” she said. “People are going to be heartbroken. It’s extremely sad.” The tree, which Snavely said could be as many as 200 years old, is an iconic symbol in the 1994 film. It’s where Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), wrongly accused of murder, buries the directions that help guide friend and former prison-mate Red (Morgan Freeman) to his new home....

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Shawshank Hustle Returns and Invites Cheering Audience

Runners, walkers and fans of the #1 movie of all time, “The Shawshank Redemption,” will return for a second year for the Shawshank Hustle 7k on Saturday, June 11. Over 2,100 participates will begin and end at the Ohio State Reformatory. Now even locals and fans of runners can get in on the action by getting a free cow bell at the CVB office for cheering on racers!...

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New Shawshank Trail Website Immerses Fans in Movie Experience

The Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau launched a new Shawshank Trail website. The new website includes beautiful pictures, a comprehensive “frequently asked questions” page, videos and podcasts about the filming locations and soon a download link to a newly designed and reformatted Shawshank Trail guide. Movie aficionados, tourists or locals looking for an authentic movie experience should look no further than www.ShawshankTrail.com....

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