You'll soon be able to catch the modern holiday classic film Elf on cable television 24 hours a day. But if you've ever wondered if viewing the film might be enhanced by sitting in a packed theater full of strangers and screaming "Santa! Oh my God! Santa here? I know him!" at the screen in unison, you'll soon have a chance to find out.
Clifton's Esquire Theatre will be hosting an interactive screening of Elf on Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. It's like those special Rocky Horror midnight showings, but more family-friendly, with less make-up and fishnets and more maple syrup and spaghetti.
The event will feature a pre-show sing-a-long and "interactive cues" throughout the film, so you'll know precisely when to yell, "Son of a Nutcracker!" (or whichever other of the many memorable lines they choose to spotlight).
There will also be candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup — aka the four food groups — available at the concession stand.
Advance tickets ($12) are available now at esquiretheatre.com.
The Esquire will also be hosting a similar interactive screening of another favorite that's on TV 24/7 over the holidays — A Christmas Story. Costumes (you know the one) are encouraged for the Dec. 14 showing featuring Ralphie and the gang. Start practicing your timing now. Say it with me: "Stuck… stuck… STUCK. STUCK. STUCK! STUUCCK! STUUCCCK!"