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Groundhog Day 25th Anniversary Screening

Celebrate the Bill Murray comedy in the best possible way — by watching it again.
By Sarah Ward
January 29, 2018
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Groundhog Day 25th Anniversary Screening

Celebrate the Bill Murray comedy in the best possible way — by watching it again.
By Sarah Ward
January 29, 2018
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On February 2nd in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, a furry creature pops its head out from its burrow. Taking in the conditions outside, it either decides whether to stay put due to the cold or venture out if warmer weather is ahead. The same thing happens every year, sparking an annual ceremony since 1886 — and, a quarter-century ago, one classic Bill Murray-starring comedy.

That's right woodchuck-chuckers, it's Groundhog Day. And yes, it's a film that you really should watch every February to mark the occasion. It's also the answer to the question: "what would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?". Clearly, you'd watch weatherman Phil Connors relive the same day over and over again.

This year, Dendy Coorparoo is making that easier, returning the looping fun to the big screen for one night only to celebrate the feature's 25th anniversary. The session takes place at 6.30pm on February 2, of course. Look out for the icy puddles on the way.

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