Ticketed Events for Shawshank30

Welcome to the Shawshank Redemption 30th Anniversary Ticket Page! Here you will find a comprehensive list of the weekend’s events from August 8th to the 11th, 2024 that require a ticket for attendance. These events include FREE events and events with a charge that require a ticket count for seating management. Explore the FULL schedule here then choose the events that interest you and click the button below each event to reserve your tickets. Get ready to Get Busy Livin’ during a weekend of celebration, nostalgia, and unforgettable experiences with The Shawshank Redemption Fans from around the globe.


The Shawshank Redemption 30th Anniversary Cast Discussion

Join us at the historic Renaissance Theatre, where The Shawshank Redemption premiered in 1994, for an exclusive panel discussion hosted by Ben Mankiewicz, the renowned host of Turner Classic Movies. This event will feature a lively discussion session with returning cast and crew members, including the director, several lead actors, and key supporting characters. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to delve into the making of the film and hear firsthand stories from those who brought it to life. Secure your tickets now for an unforgettable evening celebrating the legacy of Shawshank with the very people who created it.

Attending: Frank Darabont, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Gil Bellows, Mark Rolston, Renee Blaine, Scott Mann, Alfonso Freeman, Mack Miles, Claire Slemmer, Paul Kennedy, Kokayi Ampah

Date:
Friday, August 9, 2024

Time:
4:00pm-5:30pm

Location:
Renaissance Theatre
138 Park Ave. W.
Mansfield, Ohio
Phone: 419-522-2726

Ticket: $48.00 – $78.00 including fees


 

BONUS EVENT: Return to Shawshank: An Intimate Evening with the Stars

BONUS PANEL for Shawshank30 at the Ohio State Reformatory featuring 6 of the actors from The Shawshank Redemption Movie 30th Anniversary Mansfield Ohio August 9-11, 2024
Date:
Saturday, August 10, 2024 – The Ohio State Reformatory 100 Seats are SOLD OUT

Time:
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Location:
The Ohio State Reformatory
100 Reformatory Rd
Mansfield, Ohio
Phone: 419-522-2644

Ticket: $150.00-250.00

The Ohio State Reformatory is pleased to announce, “Return to Shawshank: An Intimate Evening with the Stars”. On Saturday, August 10th, 2024 at 4:30pm, Ben Mankiewicz, Host of Turner Classic Movies will moderate a discussion panel including Frank Darabont, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, and Mark Rolston, as they return to Shawshank State Prison to share all their fondest stories and memories with their fans. Guests will be able to sit where the mess hall scenes were filmed, surrounded on both sides by the cell blocks, for a truly immersive evening. Only 100 tickets are available for this once in a lifetime experience.

Please note – this is not an interactive event. Guests at the Reformatory will be part of the live viewing audience for this cast discussion, but there will not be autographs, photo ops, or the opportunity to meet the cast afterwards. The event will run from 4:30pm-5:30pm and the Reformatory will close for the day immediately following the conclusion of the event.

The 100 seats at The Ohio State Reformatory are sold BUT – You can still watch in real-time during a live cast at the Renaissance Theatre, where the film first premiered in 1994. Tickets to the live cast are through the Renaissance Theatre. Seats are still available at the Renaissance. 

Date:
Saturday, August 10, 2024 

Time:
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Location:
Renaissance Theatre
138 Park Ave. W.
Mansfield, Ohio
Phone: 419-522-2726

Ticket: $21.00 including fees


 

The Shawshank Redemption 30th Anniversary – Behind The Scenes & Beyond Panel

Join us at Theatre 166 for an exclusive discussion with Kokayi Ampah, the Location Manager for The Shawshank Redemption. This event offers a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and beyond to learn how Mansfield and the surrounding areas were meticulously selected and became the iconic locations that brought the film to life. Kokayi Ampah, whose extensive career in location management is highlighted on IMDb, will share his experiences and insights on how these locations made the story of Shawshank feel authentic and impactful. Engage in a lively Q&A session and discover the fascinating process of creating the unforgettable world of Shawshank. Reserve your seat now and become an insider into the intricate details that made the film a classic.

Date:
Friday, August 9, 2024
10:00am-11:00am – SOLD OUT

OR
Sunday, August 11, 2024
10:15am-11:15am – SOLD OUT

Location:
Theatre 166
166 Park Ave. W.
Mansfield, Ohio
Phone: 419-522-2726

Ticket: FREE


The Shawshank Redemption 30th Anniversary – Background Actors Panel

Background actors played a huge role in “The Shawshank Redemption” movie. Could you imagine the Yard scene with no other prisoners, the grocery store with no shoppers, or the bank with no customers? There were over 180 credited and uncredited actors in the film, many of whom were local folks. To this day, most people in town know someone who was in the film.

The Background Actors panel will be returning this year for #Shawshank30. Local Moderator Mark Sebastian returns to help you get insider information from those who were there and hear firsthand stories about their experiences on set. This panel will include a lively Q&A session where you can ask burning questions about what it was like to work around the amazing cast, what they did during their downtime, and hear anecdotes like one actor jokingly saying they were paid in cigarettes and suntan lotion. There are two opportunities to attend this special panel—don’t miss out on celebrating the legacy of Shawshank with those who were part of its unforgettable scenes. Grab your tickets now!

image of background actors from The Shawshank Redemption movie scene filmed at Ohio State Reformatory Mansfield, Ohio
Date:
Saturday, August 10, 2024 
10:00am-11:00am – SOLD OUT
OR
Sunday, August 11, 2024 
9:00am-10:00am – SOLD OUT

Location:
Theatre 166
166 Park Ave. W.
Mansfield, Ohio
Phone: 419-522-2726

Ticket: FREE


Watch The Shawshank Redemption Movie at The Historic Renaissance Theatre

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of “The Shawshank Redemption” where it all began! Join fans from around the globe at the historic Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield, Ohio, the very place where the film premiered in 1994. Experience IMDb’s number one rated film of all time in three special showings: a nostalgic drive-in experience on Thursday night and classic indoor screenings on Friday and Saturday.

Laugh, cry, and connect with fellow enthusiasts as you relive the powerful story of hope and friendship in a very unlikely place. “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” Don’t miss this unique opportunity to share the movie’s endearing message side-by-side your new Shawshank friends. Secure your tickets now and celebrate the legacy of Shawshank like never before!

Date:
Thursday, August 8, 2024 Starts at Dusk (8:45pm) – This Outdoor Film Screening of The Shawshank Redemption will take place on the green space of the Imagination Plaza at the Renaissance Theatre. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy this screening under the stars. Concessions will be available for purchase.
  
OR
Friday, August 9, 2024
6:30pm-9:00pm

OR

Saturday, August 10, 2024
12:30am-3:00pm

Location:
Renaissance Theatre
138 Park Ave. W.
Mansfield, Ohio
Phone: 419-522-2726

Ticket: $6.00 including fees