Bristol Zoo Gardens’ Sunday Cinema treats for Christmas

Bristol Zoo Gardens is getting into the Christmas spirit by screening a series of much loved family films.

This timeless story of Elf starring Will Ferrell as the oversized elf who ends up in New York looking for his father will be shown on three successive Sundays and tickets are already selling fast.

Regularly listed amongst the greatest Christmas films of all time, Elf was in the top five of festive movies by The Guardian.

Elf (PG) is being shown at the Zoo’s Sunday Cinema at 1pm on December 3, 10 and 17.

On December 3 the first Home Alone (PG) movie is being shown at 3pm. Another great family favourite with Macaulay Culkin as a boy accidentally left behind when his parents go on holiday.

The following Sunday December 10 at 3pm sees How the Grinch Stole Christmas (PG) come to the big screen at the Zoo.

This is a popular adaptation of the Dr Seuss story about a humbug rejected form his home for being different who develops a hatred for Christmas.

Then on Sunday December 17 at 3pm there is a chance to see The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG).

This is a tale of a pumpkin king bored of scaring people who hatches a plan to kidnap Father Christmas and bring his festive spirit back to Halloweentown.

Prices begin at £5 and include entry to the Zoo.

Owain Cassidy, Bristol Zoo’s head of marketing and development, said: “We have picked some of the best loved family festive films to get everyone in the mood for Christmas.

“There’s something extra special about watching a film and the emerging in to the Zoo which will be illuminated with Christmas lights and where there really will be magic in the air.”

Bristol Zoo Gardens is a conservation and education charity and relies on the generous support of the public not only to fund its important work in the zoo, but also its vital conservation and research projects spanning five continents.

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