It's still just once a year, right? Join the 24 Hour Groundhog Day Marathon at Gateway Film Center, Saturday afternoon, Feb 2nd through Sunday afternoon, Feb 3rd. Watch the Bill Murray classic without devices, books or sleep and get GFC tickets for a year ... and bragging rights for life.
In honor of 10 years of the marathon, we have some special plans for this edition. Our Groundhog Day Marathon always sells out. Secure your spot, today!
- Standard ticket ($20 presale/$25 at the door): The classic pass. Gets you into the marathon, with all the related fun. Goes on sale Dec 2.
- Woodchuck-Chuckers Superfan badge ($49): For the most dedicated marathoners. Includes the standard pass, plus bottomless soda and popcorn, and advance seating in the theater.
- The Rules:
- You must be in the theater for every screening in its entirety.
You can go to the bathroom. You can certainly buy some nachos (it's encouraged). But otherwise, you must be present for the whole time in each screening to get your lanyard punched.
- No phone use during the movie.
We don't allow it during other screenings, and we sure don't allow it during Groundhog Day. Mobile phones must be put away during screenings. They may be used at intermissions. Now, if you think that's hardcore ...
- No other devices or lights allowed in the theater.
No laptops, tablets, e-readers, handheld games, reading materials or booklights allowed in the auditorium. And no glow-lights. This isn't rave. Well, not until after the last screening. Then, yeah -- rave.
- Your lanyard must never leave your possession.
It's your lanyard. Keep it. Nothing's worse than reaching the final screening and not getting your tickets because you lost your lanyard.
- Your lanyard must be punched after every screening.
Your fully punched lanyard is what you trade for your year's worth of tickets. Get it punched every time.
- When Phil says, "Ned," you say, "Bing."
With a year's worth of tickets at stake, we're serious about the rules. Mess up on one, and you'll get a warning. Mess up after that, and you are out of the marathon.
The Story of Groundhog Day (1993)
A weather man is reluctantly sent to cover a story about a weather forecasting "rat" (as he calls it). This is his fourth year on the story, and he makes no effort to hide his frustration. On awaking the 'following' day he discovers that it'sGroundhog Day again, and again, and again. First he uses this to his advantage, then comes the realization that he is doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the same people do the same thing EVERY day.
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Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott
Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis