‘Did you hear that?’ Leeds Town Hall hosts quote-along version of Elf

Will Ferrell in Elf.
Will Ferrell in Elf.
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A unique quote-along version of festive favourite Elf will be among a series of Christmas films classics screened at Leeds Town Hall this month.

Film fans can enjoy a special showing of four seasonal films throughout December at the city centre venue, starting with Elf on Monday December 21 at 7.30pm.

As well as meeting Buddy the Elf in person, visitors can also expect to see spaghetti syrup eating contests, snowball fights and a talent contest for the best Buddy impression.

Fancy dress is encouraged and Santa and his elves will help guests quote and sing-along with all the best lines from the film as well as encouraging them to fill the Clausometer with Christmas cheer and get Santa’s sleigh working again.

The showing is courtesy of Leeds Young Film who have teamed up with Sneaky Experience, which hosts pop-up cinema events.

Other films include a sing-along of Disney’s Frozen on December 22 and 23 at 9.30am, introduced by host The Snow Queen who performs with her friends before handing out fun packs to help visitors interact with the film.

On the same days, but at 2pm, the town hall hosts screenings of The Lego Movie with a special superhero host.

Older film buffs can revist Bedford Falls and see Frank Capra’s timeless feel-good film It’s a Wonderful Life on December 22 and 23 at 7pm.

Fancy dress is encouraged at all screenings, which have ticket prices of £12 for under 18s, £15 adults and £13 concessions. Frozen and The Lego Movie also have £30 for a family ticket of four.

Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council’s lead member for culture, said: “Festive films are a huge part of a family Christmas and the Town Hall will be an amazing location to watch these classics.

“I’m sure everyone will get into the spirit and it’ll lots of fun for film fans of all ages.”

For more details including how to book, visit: www.leedsfilm.com/christmas-films.

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