How much longer will winter last? We'll find out Friday when we take part in the super serious, never-at-all-wrong tradition of Groundhog Day. Whether or not you worship giant rats, though, the holiday is always a great excuse to watch the classic comedy Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.
The Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson knows this, so they want people to come see their Groundhog Day triple feature, at which they'll show the movie three times in a row. (The movie, in case you've managed to never hear of it, is about Murray's character reliving the same day over and over ... and over.)
Groundhog Day, which marks its 25th anniversary this year, opened on Feb. 12, 1993. It was well-reviewed and is widely regarded as a classic. More recent "time loop" movies, such as Edge of Tomorrow and Netflix's upcoming When We First Met, are typically compared to Groundhog Day above all other stories that follow the trope. As a local bonus, Dallas-raised Stephen Tobolowsky also stars in the movie.
The triple feature starts at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 2. Tickets are available on the Alamo Drafthouse website.
There will also be a menu filled with appropriately themed food and drinks. Take a look, courtesy of the Drafthouse:
Ground-hog burger: Triple pork (ground pork, chorizo pork sausage, chopped bacon) with white cheddar, red onion, tomato, and chipotle mayo. Served with fries. $13.50
Three cheeseburger sliders, two large fries, two small chocolate shakes and one large Coke, $18
To World Peace: Sweet vermouth with a lemon twist. $8
Could I Have One More of These With Some Booze In It?: Jim Beam, ice, water. $6
Too Early For Flapjacks?: Vanilla, pancake mix, maple syrup, whipped cream. $7
Add a shot of Bourbon, $1