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CANCELED: Elf (2003)

Saturday, December 5 at 2pm, doors at 1pm
Smith Opera House
Bank of the Finger Lakes

Due to Ontario County’s COVID-19 infection rate, Elf scheduled for December 5, 2020 has been canceled.

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About Elf

As a toddler Buddy was accidentally transported to the North Pole and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, Buddy leaves the North Pole, in full elf uniform, to search for his real parents. After winding up in New York City Buddy finds his real father, Walter Hobbs, a cynical businessman. Reluctantly Hobbs begins to build a relationship with his son as child-like and Christmas-enthused Buddy navigates the real world. 

A Holiday classic you won’t want to miss, Elf stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburg, and Bob Newhart.

Two men dressed as Santa's elves sit in a room, one fitting into the furniture and the other oversized and giant like


Tickets will only be available online. No sales will be made at the door.

Due to NYS COVID-19 Compliance mandates, all ticket buyers will receive pre-assigned seating upon arrival at The Smith.

By purchasing tickets for this event you, and all other ticket holders in your party, agree to abide by The Smith Opera House’s COVID-19 policies. These policies include, but are not limited to: pre-assigned seating, wearing a face covering while at the venue, maintaining 6 feet physical distance between yourself and other patrons, abiding by all signage posted at the venue, and not entering the venue if you, or any member of your party, is feeling ill or has been in close contact with anyone with a known case of COVID-19.

Per order of the New York State Department of Health: should Ontario County’s COVID-19 positivity rate rise above 2% on a 14 day rolling average OR should Ontario County acquire any “cluster zones,” this event will be postponed. Ticket buyers will be notified via email and may request a refund. Please send any questions for The Smith via or leave a message at 315-781-5483.

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Will Ferrell, dressed as a Christmas elf, poses on the Elf film poster