'Groundhog Day' movie marathon

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Beginning at11:59 p.m.this Saturday, Jan. 30 and running throughmidnightonSunday, Jan. 31, Gateway Film Center's madcap 24-hour Groundhog Day marathon begins again (and again and again and again).

A theater full of devoted Groundhog Day fans will endure 12 back-to-back screenings of the 1993 Bill Murray cult classic for a chance to win a year's worth of movie tickets to the Gateway Film Center.

Along the way, diligent participants must follow the basic rules: mainly, watch every screening without sleeping, avoid using their mobile devices, and most importantly, shout "Bing" every time Murray's character Phil says "Ned."

Food specials, intermissions, and regular visits and announcements from Gateway Film Center staff will help the contestants get through the exhausting challenge.

Tickets for GFC's 7thAnnual Groundhog Day Marathon are $20 in advance and $25 day of. And for the first time in the history of the event, GFC is offering the $49 Woodchuck Chucker Superfan ticket deal which guarantees advanced seating, bottomless popcorn, soda, and a one-of-a-kind Bill Murray t-shirt.

Get your tickets now atwww.gatewayfilmcenter.org