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Moviegoers stuck in real-life 'Groundhog Day'


Posted on Wednesday, 3 February, 2016 | Comment icon 10 comments

Punxsutawney Phil during the Groundhog Day ceremony. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Anthony Quintano
A cinema in Liverpool showed the classic Bill Murray comedy movie over and over again for 24 hours.
The event, which took place at Liverpool's Small Cinema yesterday, coincided with the actual day that weatherman Phil Connors experiences over and over in the film - Tuesday 2 February.

Cinemagoers were invited along to sit through a 24-hour marathon of the movie - that's a whole twelve back-to-back showings of it - for the price of a single ticket.

"It's a really good film," said one participant. "It seems to be funnier the second time around."

One of the core elements of the movie is Pennsylvania's Groundhog Day festival, a real event that takes place each year to determine whether or not spring will arrive early.

According to the tradition, if the groundhog emerges and sees its own shadow then there will be six more weeks of winter whereas if it sees no shadow then the warmer weather will arrive sooner.

This year Punxsutawney Phil's handlers failed to see his shadow, thus indicating an early spring.


Source: BBC News | Comments (10)

Tags: Groundhog Day

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard on 2 February, 2016, 21:58
I respect people's attempts at just having some fun with this, but... Comedy Central is showing that movie over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over today. All day long. 1) It's not that funny/good of a movie. You see it once, you get it. 2) No Futurama on today because of it. That's a real crime against humanity. No Futurama makes me go crazy.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Iron_Lotus on 2 February, 2016, 23:04
love this movie could easily watch it 12 times provided i had some herbal supplementation to go along with it, and who the hell wants to watch a movie on tv? 1hr 20min movie with 40 minutes of commercials hoooooooooooo boy sounds like fuuuuun
Comment icon #3 Posted by Myles on 3 February, 2016, 13:31
I like the movie. Seen it several times and will still watch it during commercials when watching TV. Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Nnicolette on 3 February, 2016, 14:51
I always thought it was funny that if its sunny, winter isnt over but if its cloudy spring begins. What kind of sense does this make?
Comment icon #5 Posted by MJNYC on 3 February, 2016, 15:45
love this movie could easily watch it 12 times provided i had some herbal supplementation to go along with it, and who the hell wants to watch a movie on tv? 1hr 20min movie with 40 minutes of commercials hoooooooooooo boy sounds like fuuuuun You made me LOL for real with the "herbal supplementation". Thank you.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Iron_Lotus on 3 February, 2016, 15:48
You made me LOL for real with the "herbal supplementation". Thank you. ...im more surprised it survived the mod edits lmao! you're welcome though
Comment icon #7 Posted by freetoroam on 3 February, 2016, 16:42
What is the Liverpool connection? I did not think there were any groundhogs there?
Comment icon #8 Posted by b0wn on 3 February, 2016, 17:09
One of my all time favorite movies! haha love it.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Fedex on 3 February, 2016, 19:29
It is funny. It is a good movie. Your opinion sucks because Futurama is horrible. Go away. BFM reigns supreme.
Comment icon #10 Posted by ChaosRose on 4 February, 2016, 14:33
Hey it could have been What about Bob. Seriously, though...I love both of those Bill Murray movies. Ned...Ryerson!


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