Group brings film and brews to Bama Theatre for Groundhog Day

Adrienne Burch

Wellthatscool.com is hosting a 20th anniversary screening of the film “Groundhog Day” at the Bama Theatre on Groundhog Day, Saturday Feb. 2.

The event is sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, The University of Alabama’s English Honor Society and The Tuscaloosa Arts Council. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., but the film will not start until 6:30 p.m.

In addition to the screening of “Groundhog Day,” there will be a Bill Murray costume contest and drink specials from Druid City Brewing.

“It’s just such a neat thing to see a thing like this at an old movie palace like the Bama Theatre,” Bo Hicks, co-founder of wellthatscool.com, said.

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Tickets for the event are available for $7.50 in advance on Brown Paper Tickets, and will be $10 at the door.

Hicks encourages anyone to come to the event and dress up as any character of the film for the costume contest. Druid City Brewing will also be bringing a special brew, The Ned Ryerson Rye Beer, for the event.

Wellthatscool.com was founded by a group of men in Tuscaloosa with the mission of making fun events happen in the city of Tuscaloosa. The site has been around for nearly four years now and has sponsored events such as a chili cook-off and Suds of the South Beer Fest.

“We [are] all a bunch of locals in their early 30s that just want to do cool things,” Hicks said.

He said for them it is not about making money, but about bringing fun and interesting events to the city of Tuscaloosa.

Hicks said they came up with idea for the “Groundhog Day” screening when they were approached by a member of Sigma Tau Delta.

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