Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Performing Arts

'Groundhog Day' playing at the Paramount Monday

See also

There is no film more appropriate and fitting for the drudging, monotonous, never-ending winter we've had other than the 1993 comedy hit Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray.

As part of the Paramount Theatre's Classic Movie Mondays, the presentation of Groundhog Day will play on the Paramount's silver screen at 7pm Monday for just $1 a ticket.

Groundhog Day stars Bill Murray and is co-written and directed by Harold Ramis. The two have a long history together dating all the way back to the early 1970's when they both attended improvisation school at The Second City in Chicago.

Bill Murray gained comedic notoriety when he was cast in the second season of Saturday Night Live in 1976. He landed his first leading movie role in 1979's Meatballs, which was co-written by Harold Ramis. The two have since worked together on five other films, including Groundhog Day.

The two have not worked together since Groundhog Day, which can be attributed to Murray's progression of pursuing other non-traditional comedic roles and a general "falling-out" between the two, which Murray admits to.

There are little known details of the feud between Murray and Ramis, other than that there has been talk and even a completed script for a third Ghostbusters film, of which the duo co-starred in. Murray has shown no initiative to strap on his proton-pack for his role as Dr. Pete Venkman and it is rumored that there are no future plans for another Ghostbusters movie.

Groundhog Day is essentially a film about egotistical meteorologist Phil Conners (played by Murray) covering a Groundhog Day event in a small Pennsylvania town where they bring their groundhog mascot out of its cage to see whether it casts a shadow. Being un-amused by the whole town and tradition itself, Phil finds himself waking up to the start of the same day and events of that day.

Tickets for Monday's show at 7pm are $1. The Paramount Theatre is located at 23 East Galena Blvd. in Aurora. For more information call 630-896-6666 or visit www.paramountaurora.com.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Coachella
    The set times you need to know have been announced for Coachella
    Festival Buzz
  • Lamar Odom
    The New York Knicks are giving Lamar Odom another shot in the NBA
    Video
    NBA Buzz
  • Porsha Williams
    See why 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Porsha Williams posed for this mug shot
    Video
    TV News
  • NHL tickets
    If you're looking to catch an NHL playoff game in NYC, don't expect to do so on a budget
    NHL Buzz
  • Transcendence
    Review: ‘Transcendence’ fascinates, but does it rise above the field?
    Movies Buzz
  • Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant has agreed to cooperate with an all-access documentary about his life
    Video
    Sports Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!