Free ‘Elf’ showing Wednesday
to aid Hospital Foundation

"Elf," the 2003 movie with Will Ferrell as a man raised as one of Santa’s elves, will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St..

The show is free but sponsor Greg Mattacola of the Mattacola Law Firm asks that attendees consider a donation of any amount to the Rome Hospital Foundation and its mission to support Rome Memorial Hospital.

Capitol officials described it as "suitable for the entire family."

The Elf leaves the North Pole and travels to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

Mattacola said, "We’re choosing to spread holiday cheer by sponsoring one of the funniest Christmas movies ever and to raise funds for the Hospital which provides quality care to thousands of area residents each year, regardless of their ability to pay."

In October 2009 the firm brought the documentary Food, Inc. to the Capitol Theatre and in 2010 it sponsored a showing of "A Christmas Story."

"We have the wonderful asset of the theatre right downtown and community movies really embody our Firm’s philosophy of giving back whenever possible. It’s a win for everyone." says Mattacola.

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