One Day Only
December 02, 2022
  • Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre & Cinema
    2118 Market Street
    Wheeling, WV 26003
  • 304-242-7700
  • Hours
    Dinner: 6:30pm / Movie: 7:30pm
  • Pre-screening dinner, movie ticket & popcorn – $30 (Reservation required.)
    Movie only – $8 (No reservation required.)

A unique movie theater in Wheeling, Towngate offers screenings of some of America’s most iconic films.

Towngate Theatre presents Elf
7:30 p.m. Friday, December 2
Pre-screening dinner (6:30 p.m.), movie ticket & popcorn – $30 (Reservation required.)
Movie only – $8 (No reservation required.)

About the Movie

Nobody spreads Christmas cheer quite like Buddy the Elf!

Frequently voted onto lists of “best ever” Christmas films, “Elf” is an uproarious, heartwarming family classic.

Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, a human adopted by elves, who lives at the North Pole. Raised to believe he’s just an oversized elf, Buddy eventually discovers his true identity. Then, he embarks on a quest through the seven levels of the Candy Cane Forest, past the sea of twirly-swirly gum drops and into the Lincoln Tunnel in pursuit of his biological father in New York City.

Buddy and his unbridled joy remind us, “There’s room for everybody on the Nice List.”

So don’t be a cotton-headed ninny muggings! Rediscover your inner elf, and head to Towngate for this Christmas classic.

You Can Have Dinner, too!

Moviegoers have the option to have dinner in Towngate’s social room prior to the screening. Park once and enjoy twice the fun!

Dinners will be served promptly at 6:30 p.m. before each film. After dinner, head upstairs for the movie at 7:30 p.m. The cost for dinner is $30 and includes your seat for the movie, all food, coffee, tea, water and a box of popcorn to enjoy during the film. Beer and wine are available for purchase.

The menu for the evening includes cabbage rolls OR pork loin (select one), mashed red potatoes, green beans, pasta salad, and almond cake.

You must make reservations for dinner by 2pm Monday prior to the screening. You don’t need to make reservations for the film.

Don’t delay. Space is limited.

Register for pre-screening dinner online or call 304-242-7700.

Why Go To the Movie Theater?

Get off the couch! Stop binge watching by yourself. Hollywood movies are meant to be seen­ with others, in the movie theater, on the BIG screen. The actors are figuratively and literally larger than life! Get together with other movie lovers. Engage in thought-provoking conversation. You will learn more about the art and history of cinema, too.

2022-23 Schedule for Dinner & A Movie at Towngate

Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” (1992)
Friday, October 21

“Elf” (2003)
Friday, December 2

“A Few Good Men” (1992)
Friday, January 13

“Selma” (2014)
Friday, February 17

“Mary Poppins” (1964)
Friday, March 10

Towngate: A unique movie theater in Wheeling.

A church-turned-theater, Towngate is located in Wheeling’s historic Centre Market District and is part of the nonprofit Oglebay Institute. Towngate offers entertainment almost every weekend including theater, improv, live music, children’s theater and more. A variety of acting classes are offered year-round.

As a single screen cinema, Towngate celebrates the significance of the small-town movie house by bringing classic films back to the big screen.

Whether you consider yourself a film buff or you only like movies for the popcorn, our films will entertain and inspire. See you at Towngate!