In honor of the upcoming Groundhog Day, Solvay Library will be showing the movie Groundhog Day on Wednesday, January 28th at 5:30 p.m. Bill Murray plays Phil, a TV weatherman working for a local station in Pennsylvania but convinced that national news stardom is in his grasp. Phil displays a charm and wit on camera that evaporates the moment the red light goes off; he is bitter, appallingly self-centered, and treats his co-workers with contempt, especially his producer Rita (Andie MacDowell) and cameraman Larry (Chris Elliot). On February 2, 1992, Phil, Rita, and Larry are sent on an assignment that Phil especially loathes: the annual Groundhog Day festivities in Punxsutawney, PA, where the citizens await the appearance of Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog who will supposedly determine the length of winter by his ability to see his own shadow. Phil is eager to beat a hasty retreat, but when a freak snowstorm strands him in Punxsutawney, he wakes up the next morning with the strangest sense of déjà vu: he seems to be living the same day over again. The next morning it happens again, and then again. Soon, no matter what he does, he’s stuck in February 2, 1992; not imprisonment nor attempted suicide nor kidnapping the groundhog gets him out of the loop. But the more Phil relives the same day, the more he’s forced to look at other people’s lives, and something unusual happens: he begins to care about others. He starts to respect people, he tries to save the life of a homeless man, and he discovers that he’s falling in love with Rita and therefore wants to be someone that she could love in return.
DINNER & A MOVIE
Dinner and a Movie
|Wednesday January 14, 2015|
|5:30 PM to 8:00 PM|
Pack a picnic dinner or grab something delicious from your favorite takeout restaurant and head to the Library for a family movie night! Bring your family, your friends and your own dinner or snacks!
Free and open to the public. No registration required.
Todd Douglas Miller’s documentary Dinosaur 13 focuses on Peter Larson, a paleontologist whose life changes after he unearths the largest and most well-preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found. He ended up having to do legal battle with other scientists, as well as with the government in order to keep control over his historic discovery.
Dinner and a Movie
Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., pack a picnic dinner or grab something delicious from your favorite takeout restaurant and head to the Library for a family movie night! Movies are typically rated G or PG unless stated otherwise. Bring your family, your friends and your own dinner or snacks! The final movie of 2014 will be….
Sunday Movie Matinee!
Sunday December 14, 2014
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
A free movie the second Sunday of each month. Movies are digitally projected on to a large screen. Free and open to the public.
DOLPHIN TALE 2
A group of sympathetic humans help a dolphin with a damaged tail in this heartwarming sequel to the surprise 2011 hit. Inspired by actual events, Dolphin Tale 2 is written and directed by Charles Martin Smith.