In the years since its release, GROUNDHOG DAY has slowly become a genuine comedy classic. After a long day (not that long, in context), GROUNDHOG DAY is a movie that is guaranteed to catch your attention while channel flipping. Movies like GROUNDHOG DAY deserve to be seen on the big screen with an audience of fans, though - not in between commercials about cat food. Why not celebrate the film by watching a newly created 4K digital print on Saturday, February 2.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of GROUNDHOG DAY, Harold Ramis and Bill Murray’s classic comedy. We’re celebrating the anniversary with a Groundhog Day dinner party screening of, you guessed it … GROUNDHOG DAY. Miss out on this event and you're looking at a forecast that's gonna be cold, gonna be grey, and gonna last you for the rest of your life.
In GROUNDHOG DAY, Murray plays TV meteorologist Phil Connors, a self-centered, smug jerk who is given plenty of time to reflect upon his character once he becomes trapped in a time loop – forced to relive the same day over and over and over. How long, exactly, Connors is trapped in this loop is the source of much discussion on the Internet. (God bless you fans of GROUNDHOG DAY with way too much time on your hands!) Interviews with the cast and crew suggest decades but according to co-star Stephen Tobolowsky, Connors is trapped in the time loop for at least 10,000 years. Regardless, we're looking to give guests one really, really swell night of film, food and fun.
Guests of our GROUNDHOG DAY dinner party will be trapped in a time loop of their own – eating three very different courses constructed with the same basic ingredients. Up first is “Morning Again,” a bacon, spinach, manchego and mushroom quiche with a tomato salad. The second course is “Pie Again,” a chicken and artichoke pot pie with marinated cucumbers and fresh avocado. The final course is “Donuts, Pie and Coffee,” featuring glazed donuts baked into buttermilk custard with coffee chantilly cream. Tickets to the event are $30 and include the full dinner party menu.
Oh, and Bill Murray – if you’re listening? We’d totally be cool with you crashing our party.