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Flick

Flick beckons movie fans all year

Flick beckons movie fans all year

Flick, the subject of a triple dog dare in "A Christmas Story," is captured in bronze at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. The statue attracts a stream of visitors all year who love Jean Shepherd's classic tale of life in Hammond in the 1940s.

August 18, 2014 12:09 pm
Statue of Flick's Lick from 'A Christmas Story' may get company

Statue of Flick's Lick from 'A Christmas Story' may get company

The bronze statue of Flick from "A Christmas Story" getting his tongue "stuck, stuck, STUUUCK" to a flagpole outside the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond turned out to be a big hit that made international headlines.

January 16, 2014 3:45 pm
FLICK AND STATUE

FLICK AND STATUE

Scott Schwatrz, the actor who played Flick in the movie "A Christmas Story" poses for photographs during an unveiling of a new statue of Flick in front of the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

November 21, 2013 7:19 pm

“A Christmas Story” Comes Home opens Saturday at Welcome center

HAMMOND | This holiday season, the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive, will feature six animated display scenes from the movie classic “A Christmas Story.”

November 04, 2013 12:00 am
This Year in the Arts: A Calendar of Anniversaries

This Year in the Arts: A Calendar of Anniversaries

A new statue of Flick from the movie "A Christmas Story" in front of the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

November 01, 2013 4:14 pm
Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Scott Schwatrz, the actor who played Flick in the movie "A Christmas Story" poses for photographs during an unveiling of a new statue of Flick in front of the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

October 29, 2013 4:53 pm
Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority employees dress up for the unveiling of a new statue of Flick from the movie "A Christmas Story" at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

October 29, 2013 4:53 pm
Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Scott Schwartz, the actor who played Flick in the movie "A Christmas Story," poses for a photograph Tuesday with fan Sammy Raykovich during an unveiling of a statue of Flick at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

October 29, 2013 4:41 pm
Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Scott Schwartz, who played Flick in the movie "A Christmas Story," poses for a photograph with Jean Howell, daughter of the real-life Flick, during an unveiling of a new statue of Flick at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

October 29, 2013 4:41 pm
Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

A new statue of Flick from the movie "A Christmas Story" now is in front of the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

October 29, 2013 4:41 pm
Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Scott Schwartz, the actor who played Flick in the movie "A Christmas Story," takes photographs Tuesday during an unveiling of a new statue of Flick in front of the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

October 29, 2013 4:41 pm
Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Sammy Raykovich, 4, of Crown Point, watches the unveiling of a new statue of Flick at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

October 29, 2013 4:41 pm
Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

A statue of Flick in the movie "A Christmas Story" is unveiled in front of the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. From left are Scott Schwartz, the actor who played Flick; Speros Batistatos, president and CEO of the South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority; Bill Wellman, vice chairman…

October 29, 2013 4:41 pm
Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Scott Schwatrz, the actor who played Flick in the movie "A Christmas Story" poses for photographs during an unveiling of a new statue of Flick in front of the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

October 29, 2013 4:41 pm
Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Scott Schwatrz, the actor who played Flick in the movie "A Christmas Story" is introduced by Speros Batistatos, President and CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority during an unveiling of a new statue of Flick in front of the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

October 29, 2013 4:41 pm
Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Scott Schwatrz, the actor who played Flick in the movie "A Christmas Story" poses for photographs during an unveiling of a new statue of Flick in front of the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

October 29, 2013 4:41 pm
Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Scott Schwatrz, the actor who played Flick in the movie "A Christmas Story" poses for photographs during an unveiling of a new statue of Flick in front of the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

October 29, 2013 4:41 pm
Statue of Flick's Lick from 'A Christmas Story' may get company

Statue of Flick's Lick from 'A Christmas Story' may get company

Scott Schwartz, the actor who played Flick in the movie "A Christmas Story," takes photographs in October during an unveiling of a new statue of Flick in front of the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is considering adding statues of other c…

October 29, 2013 4:41 pm

Explore the South Shore: Arts & Culture to feature sculptures

HAMMOND | The sculptors responsible for the creation of the Flick statue, as well as the Orville Redenbacher statue found in Valparaiso and numerous other statues all over the world, will present other works while educating visitors on the bronze statue making process during the Explore the …

December 26, 2012 11:57 am
OFFBEAT: Jerry O'Connell stars as Ralphie in 'Christmas Story' follow

OFFBEAT: Jerry O'Connell stars as Ralphie in 'Christmas Story' follow

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 22, 2012 12:00 am
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