Movie Night at Wrigley Field
“Groupon Presents… Movie Night at Wrigley Field” on Saturday, October 1, 2011 (October 2, in the event of inclement weather). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the evening’s movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available from Groupon.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Groupon and Wrigley Field invite guests to a night of picnicking, music, and movie magic. Three 30-foot screens along the infield lip frame Matthew Broderick’s inimitable truancy and flagrant fourth-wall-breaking asides as guests unfurl blankets (lawn-chair use is prohibited) in the outfield or recline among the bleachers. Although hard-sided coolers and thermoses are not permitted, visitors can fill picnic baskets with whatever delicacies and non-alcoholic potables they like, as moviegoers get to bring their own food into the park and dine atop the Cubs’ hallowed outfield. The Captain Morgan Club, meanwhile, bolsters the body for raucous laughter and full-body attacks of nostalgia with a pre-show party of VIP vittles and drinks that kicks off at 5 p.m. Wrigley Field’s concessions stands will likewise fuel chortles with snacks and beer discounted versus regular game-day prices.
Guests arriving before 7 p.m. can take part in a historic attempt to top the world record for Most People Singing in the Round. A stadium-wide rendition of “Danke Schoen” pits left and right field against each other in aural combat, with all participants counted toward the immortal record by officials cleverly disguised as counting Muppets.
As soon as Wrigley’s gates open, guests can avail themselves of a host of aggressively punctual pleasures, snapping photos beneath the Wrigley marquee and taking pictures with life-size cutouts of Ferris Bueller cast members. Bands of Ferris, Sloan, and Cameron lookalikes will also roam the grounds, while an attendee lookalike contest tests costume quality and radiation-bestowed powers of shape-shifting. A DJ spins preshow beats, encouraging guests to shake it like a bipedal bottle of orange juice. Christy Lemire and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, co-hosts of Ebert Presents at the Movies, will introduce the film and highlight the reasons why AMC voted it the #1 John Hughes movie.
When you click Buy Tickets, you’ll be redirected to an outside URL to complete your transaction via Groupon. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get one ticket in the bleachers.
- For $25, you get one ticket in the outfield lawn.
- For $75, you get a VIP pre-show package that includes: â€¢One ticket for the VIP section of the outfield lawn
- Two hours of food and drink at the Captain Morgan Club, starting at 5 p.m.