Elf is back in UK cinemas this week to celebrate its 20th anniversary Emily Sergeant
One of the best-loved festive films of all time is returning to UK cinemas this week to celebrate 20 years since it was released.
That’s right – Buddy the Elf is coming back to Greater Manchester.
Whether you can believe it or not, it’s actually been two whole decades since the 2003 Christmas cult classic that is Elf was released to the world, and with December literally just a few days away now, there’s no better way to celebrate this special anniversary than seeing the film return to the big screen for a limited time only.
From this week, you can head on down to Vue cinemas in both Manchester Printworks and inside Quayside MediaCity, as well as others throughout the region, to watch the beloved festive flick.
Going on to become a much-loved festive favourite that’s watched by families all over the world every time December rolls around, Elf is a Christmas comedy film that tells the story of a human raised by Santa’s elves.
As Buddy grows older, he eventually learns about his origins, and heads to New York City on a mission to meet his biological father.
Directed by on Favreau and written by David Berenbaum Elf has been hailed by many as a modern classic, and it’s often listed as one of the best Christmas films of all time.
It stars legendary comic actor Will Ferrell as the title character Buddy the Elf, alongside a talented ensemble cast of famous faces such as Zooey Deschanel, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Bob Newhart, Jon Favreau, Peter Dinklage, and more in supporting roles.
Ferrell’s performance as Buddy was also praised by critics and audiences alike at the time of the film’s release, and many have even called it one of the best performances of his career.
Speaking ahead of Elf’s return to cinemas this Christmas, Mike Anton, who is the General Manager of Vue Manchester Printworks, said: “Christmas is all about spending quality time with friends and family, and creating treasured moments to last a lifetime.
“So we’re glad to be marking the merry occasion with a lineup of some of the most iconic and beloved Christmas classics.”
Tickets to see Elf at Vue Manchester Printworks and Vue Manchester Quayside are now available to get your hands on from just £4.99 when booked online here.
- This little hidden Manchester cinema is screening loads of classic Christmas films all throughout December
- A TV channel playing Christmas films 24/7 is now back on air in the UK
- Festive film favourite The Muppet Christmas Carol to be screened with a live orchestra in Manchester
If you also find yourself at a loose end in Manchester city centre over the next couple of weeks, there’s another a little hidden cinema tucked away inside popular hotel King Street Townhouse that’s screening a jam-packed lineup of classic Christmas films throughout December too – including Love Actually, Home Alone, and How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
You can also sip on festive cocktails, and snack on popcorn and pick n mix while you watch all the festive flicks too.
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Nickelback announce huge Manchester gig on European leg of Get Rollin Tour Daisy Jackson
Nickelback have just announced a massive gig here in Manchester on the European leg of their Get Rollin’ tour.
The Canadian rockers have been whizzing around North America touring their 10th studio album of the same name and are soon heading across the pond.
The group will be stopping off at the AO Arena in Manchester as well as venues in Glasgow, London and Birmingham.
Nickelback’s European tour will kick off on Thursday 16 May 2024, with 12 cities and eight countries on their radar.
And they’ll be supported by Wigan rising stars Lottery Winners, who sadly postponed some recent gigs after receiving some ‘tragic news’.
Nickelback said of their upcoming tour: “We can’t wait to get back to Europe and see everyone. It’s been far too long, and these will be incredibly special shows for us.”
The diamond-certified, award-winning band, who are behind hits including Photograph, Someday, and Rockstar, released their first album in five years on 18 November 2022, debuting at number two across current rock, alternative, hard music and digital album charts.
Tickets for Nickelback’s Get Rollin tour will go on sale through an artist presale on Tuesday 28 November at 10am, with general sale on Friday 1 December at 10am.
You can book tickets for Nickelback through See Tickets.
Nickelback Get Rollin 2024 European tour dates
- Thursday 16 May 2024 – Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
- Monday 20 May 2024 – Manchester, UK – AO Arena
- Tuesday 21 May 2024 – London, UK – The O2
- Thursday 23 May 2024 – Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena
- Sunday 26 May 2024 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
- Tuesday 28 May 2024 – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle
- Thursday 30 May 2024 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
- Saturday 01 June 2024 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
- Sunday 02 June 2024 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
- Tuesday 04 June 2024 – Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadthalle
- Thursday 06 June 2024 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
- Saturday 08 June 2024 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
Featured image: Richard Beland