Next summer will mark the 20th anniversary of the filming of Shawshank. Several events are being planned in Ohio including a showing of the film at the Renaissance Theater in Mansfield. Organizers are hoping that Morgan Freeman and Bob Gunton (who played the warden) will be able to attend.
The Ohio State Reformatory was the backdrop for much of the movie, which was largely filmed in and around north central Ohio in summer 1993.
Source: Mansfield News Journal.