Movies: 24-hour Groundhog Day marathon

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Groundhog Day may be one of less celebrated holidays, but this year you've got the chance to mark it by watching the greatest movie ever about Groundhog Day, Groundhog Day. The Gateway Film Center will run a 24-hour marathon on Tuesday.

Egotistical weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent on his annual assignment to cover the Feb. 2 festivities in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. But something's wrong. No matter what he does differently, poor Phil wakes up every morning (to Sonny and Cher, no less) still in Punxsutawney, forced to repeat Groundhog Day all over again.

Try to partake in at least one viewing - ol' Phil puts it best, "This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather."

24-hour "Groundhog Day" marathon

When: 12:01 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2

Where: Gateway Film Center, Campus