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Harold Ramis Auditorium - Woodstock Theater - January 2023

I've posted a few times about Woodstock Illinois and how it was one of the central characters in the film Groundhog Day (written and directed by Harold Ramis) here on the blog.  Here's a letter from Ramis to the citizens of Woodstock .  Here's a look at a visit to "Ned's Corner" .  And a post showing the "Gobblers Knob" landmark in the Woodstock square .   We were in Woodstock and popped into the theater for a matinee and I saw a new (to me) sign that marked the main movie theater in the Woodstock Theater (operated by Classic Cinemas) was named the Harold Ramis Auditorium.  Below is a shot of the plaque outside theater one.    And, here below, is a handprint (set) from Ramis, too: Turns out, the dedication of the theater occurred back in 2015  - about a year after Ramis' death. 

Gobbler's Knob Marker - On The Square In Woodstock, Illinois

Here's another landmark related to the film Groundhog Day (you know the one...Directed by Harold Ramis and starring Bill Murray, right?) around Woodstock, Illinois posted to the blog.   The first one was this photo of me and little Lizzie at "Ned's Corner" in Woodstock .  Then I posted this letter that was sent to the citizens of Woodstock and hung at the Woodstock Theater - part of the Classic Cinemas chain - from Director Harold Ramis expressing his gratitude to the town during the filming of the movie.   Today, is this small ground-level marker that reads:  "Gobbler's Knob in the Film Groundhog Day - 1992".  It is maybe 12 inches (almost) square mounted on a small concrete base.  It is located in the main park-like green in the middle of the Woodstock Square.   There's - evidently- a Groundhog Day walking tour that takes place on/around Groundhog Day in Woodstock where you can visit a series of spots - most of which are marked wi

Harold Ramis Groundhog Day Letter @ Woodstock Theater

Back in October, I posted a photo of me and Lizzie outside of Ned's Corner in downtown Woodstock ( Nat calls it:  Stars Hollow) right outside the square.  Ned's Corner is - of course - from the movie Groundhog Day which was filmed in Woodstock.  With our trips up to Wisconsin, we've been finding ourselves spending time more-and-more in Woodstock.  It isn't a far trip and the square is quite cute.  They have a nice Farmer's Market - which we visited this summer and bought this Glas Club Cheese - and they decorate the place quite nice for Christmas.   On a recent trip, we went to the movie theater there called the Woodstock Theater.  I t is part of the Classic Cinemas chain , which I've written about extensively over the years.  Classic Cinemas is - by far - my favorite movie theater chain for a variety of reasons.  The York Theater in Elmhurst is part of Classic Cinemas and if you've read the blog over the years, you know I've posted