‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ 30th Anniversary To Be Celebrated With Ferris Fest In Chicago
Ferris Fest will mark the 30th Anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in Chicago in May.
Chicago’s Ferris Fest
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off hit theaters in 1986, introducing the titular character played by Matthew Broderick, and his whirlwind day of playing hooky with girlfriend Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) and best pal Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck). To commemorate the film three decades after its premiere, Chicago is hosting an event called Ferris Fest.
Ferris Fest: A 30th Anniversary Leisure Weekend is a planned three-day event in the Windy City that will include a screening of the 80s classic, a recreation of the movie’s iconic “Twist and Shout” parade scene, bus tours of the filming locations, and a mock-up of Ferris’ bedroom.
There will also be a Q&A with stars of the film, including Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward, who played Ferris’ parents, and Jonathan Schmock, the maitre d’ at the Chicago French restaurant the trio of teens dine at. As of yet, it’s unknown if Broderick, Sara, Frye or Jennifer Grey – who played Ferris’ sister in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – will show up.
Ferris Fest will take place in Chicago from Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22. Tickets for Ferris Fest are already available to purchase.
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