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Groundhog Day at Music Box

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Not that long ago, when the Music Box Theatre showed a cleaned-up reprint of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" on its massive screen, one scene in particular stood out. As Indy's archeological nemesis, Rene Belloq, marches with Nazis and their seized Ark of the Covenant through a scorching desert, Indy appears on a cliff high above them and threatens to obliterate the sacred relic with a shoulder-mounted rocket launcher. Down below, as Belloq (Paul Freeman) tells him to go ahead, "blow it back to God," a theretofore undetected fly scampers into the nefarious Frenchman's open mouth.

We're not saying you'll witness any such geeky minutiae emerge when the Music Box screens the 1993 Harold Ramis/Bill Murray masterwork "Groundhog Day" Feb. 1 and 2 at midnight, but you might. Even if not, it's still a flick worth watching over and over (and over) again. And if you haven't seen it, this is way -- if you can stay awake.

Groundhog Day
Friday Feb. 1 and Saturday Feb. 2
Midnight
Music Box Theatre
3733 North Southport
www.musicboxtheatre.com

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