Elf is returning to UK cinemas this week to celebrate its 20th anniversary

Buddy is back.

One of the best-loved Christmas 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 Leeds.

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 to watch the beloved festive flick.

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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.

Image: Warner Bros

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 are now available to get your hands on from just £4.99 when booked online here.

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