Groundhog Day showing at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway
Friday, February 1 – Thursday, February 7, Late Night Cult Classics, 10 p.m. nightly in the new stadium seating theater #3
General Admission: $6 • Loft Members: $5
Groundhog Day is Saturday, Feb. 2nd, and we’re celebrating all week long with this hilarious comedy classic … if you see Bill Murray’s face pop up on our screen this week, it means you’re in for a good time at the movies!
Bill Murray is at his wisecracking best in this high concept romantic comedy (a somewhat twisted variation of Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life) about a self-absorbed TV weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life. Teamed with a relentlessly cheerful producer (Andie MacDowell) and a blissfully clueless cameraman (the great Chris Elliott), weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. But on his way out of town, Phil is caught in a giant blizzard, which he failed to predict, and finds himself stuck in small-town hell. Just when things couldn’t get worse, they get worse; Phil wakes the next morning in a bizarre time warp in which it’s Groundhog Day all over again…and again…and again. No matter what he does, he’s stuck in February 2, 1992; neither imprisonment nor attempted suicide nor kidnapping the groundhog can get him out of the loop. But the more Phil relives the same day, the more he’s forced to look at other people’s lives, and something very unusual happens: he starts to become a better person. Who would have guessed? (Dir. by Harold Ramis, 1993, 101 mins., Rated PG) Digital
Like in the movie, if you want to keep seeing Bill Murray over & over wake up on Groundhog Day February 2nd, here’s your chance to see it seven times from Feb. 1 to Feb. 7.
Happy Groundhog Day tomorrow, fans of Punxsutawney Phil.