Christmas Sunday cinema at the Zoo

Two much loved family films are being screened at Bristol Zoo Gardens to help get everyone in the festive mood.

Each Sunday in December leading up to Christmas both Elf and Disney’s Frozen will be screened at the indoor cinema in the heart of the Zoo.

This intimate auditorium seats around 100 people and is the perfect place to watch a Christmas film while the temperature outside falls.

Frozen tells the story of two estranged sisters who discover the true meaning of magic when they try to save their kingdom from an endless winter.

And Elf, starring Will Ferrell as Buddy, is the timeless tale of a boy who is brought up as one of Santa’s elves and then goes to New York in search of his real dad.

Tickets are from £5 and include entry to the Zoo from 9am so visitors can explore the grounds, see the amazing animals from gorillas and penguins to red pandas and flamingos before stepping inside the cinema.

Paul Pritchard, Bristol Zoo’s head of marketing, said: “We have picked two of the best loved family festive films to get everyone in the Christmas spirit.

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

Frozen (PG) is being shown at 1pm and Elf (PG) at 3pm on December 2, 9, 16 and 23.

All of the proceeds from these screenings will go towards the charitable work by Bristol Zoological Society.

Bristol Zoo’s Christmas grotto opens Saturday December 1 and will remain open right through until Sunday December 23.

This year it is a magical Narnia-like experience in which children and their parents will step through a wardrobe into a snow covered land where they will find Father Christmas.


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