IT IS time for celebrations at the Rex Cinema in Elland which is gearing up for its festive concert.
This year, the grand Christmas organ concert will be held on Sunday which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Rex.
The cinema opened on December 16, 1912 as the Central Picture House to show silent films.
The concert marks the start of the celebrations, the bulk of which will take place officially in the new year.
But on Sunday, in place of the normal monthly concert which features a single organist, there will be a packed bill of entertainment more in the style of a variety show.
Topping the bill is Ryan Edwards, a well-regarded concert organist who was born in Derbyshire but has lived for many years in Sheffield. He is known for his lively playing and is a firm favourite with Elland audiences.
Also playing will be Mildred Sutcliffe, the Rex’s resident organist who regularly plays on Saturday evenings and Thursday mornings before the film performances.
She was deputy to Arnold Loxam for some years and took the post when he retired.
Traditional carols will be sung by the Choir and Carol Singing Group of Elland's Southgate Methodist Church.
They will be taking time out from their busy fund-raising schedule to sing some traditional carols, accompanied by their organist and choirmaster Andrew Jacobs.
A Huddersfield school choir will be singing some more modern Christmas songs.
The concert starts at 2.30pm.