“Groundhog Day,” released in February 1993, will be showing at The Varsity on Friday, Feb. 2 — Groundhog Day.
The fantasy-comedy film was directed by Harold Ramis, and stars Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell and Chris Elliott. Murray plays Phil Connors, an arrogant and cynical Pittsburg TV weatherman who is assigned coverage of the annual Groundhog Day events in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. On his way out of town, Phil is caught in a giant blizzard, which he failed to predict, and finds himself in what he considers small-town hell. Just when things can’t get any worse, Phil wakes up the next morning to find it is Groundhog Day all over again — and again, and again.
“Groundhog Day” will show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. Tickets are $5. Advance tickets are available online only at thevarsitycenter.org. Tickets also will be available at the doors beginning at 6:15 on the night of the show.
Running time is 1 hour and 41 minutes; it is rated PG.
Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Come early for drinks and snacks before the show begins.
The Varsity is downtown at 418 S. Illinois Ave.
— The Southern