Wrigley to host movie night, 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'
September 20, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Bueller? Bueller? The classic teen movie ''Ferris Bueller's Day Off'' comes to Wrigley Field for a one-night screening in the outfield on Saturday, October 1.
It's the first time Wrigley is hosting a movie night. Tickets to the event, part of a deal with Chicago-based Groupon, went on sale at midnight Tuesday.
Some of the scenes from the 1986 film, which starred Mathew Broderick, were shot at the Friendly Confines, as well as other famous locations across the Windy City. The Wrigley event marks the film's 25th anniversary.
(NEWS RELEASE) Groupon Presents... Movie Night at Wrigley Field
Subscribers to enjoy once-in-a-lifetime access to iconic Chicago venue for exclusive movie screening
The Chicago Cubs and Groupon.com will celebrate their hometown and the 25th anniversary of Chicago's biggest adventure, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," with a giant watch party at legendary Wrigley Field on Saturday, October 1, 2011.
Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday, September 20, tickets to 'Groupon Presents...Movie Night at Wrigley Field' will go live at http://www.Groupon.com/Chicago and feature multiple options for enjoying the quintessential Chicago film on three gigantic movie screens inside Wrigley Field.
Pricing levels include:
- $10 for one bleacher seat
- $25 for one outfield lawn seat
- $75 for one VIP outfield lawn seat with access to a two-hour VIP pre-party at the Captain Morgan Club including food and drink
Guests are invited to set up picnic blankets and enjoy a fall night in Chicago within the Friendly Confines. Concessions will be available for purchase at a discounted rate.
"We're excited to partner with Groupon to host a family-friendly movie night at Wrigley Field," said Wally Hayward, chief sales and marketing officer, Chicago Cubs. "This is a great opportunity for Chicagoans to enjoy both an iconic Chicago movie and venue in the same evening."
That Saturday, Groupon and Ferris Bueller will take over the city with Groupon Now! deals honoring classic scenes from the movie, such as discounted admission to the SkyDeck at Willis Tower, as well as offers throughout Wrigleyville for pre- and post-event fun. Once at Wrigley Field, guests will join in a coordinated attempt to break a world record singing the film's memorable anthem, "Danke Shoen," and snap pictures with cast look-a-likes, among other surprises.
Chicagoans can purchase tickets at http://www.Groupon.com/Chicago beginning Tuesday, September 20 or via the free Groupon app for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone and Windows Phone 7. Consumers can access Groupon Now! deals within the Groupon app or download the updated version at the iPhone App Store or Android Marketplace.
For more details on Groupon's mobile services, visit http://www.groupon.com/mobile.
The Wrigley Field movie screening is the kickoff of a larger event series, "Groupon Presents&," showcasing the coolest stuff in local culture and entertainment. From concerts with up-and-coming bands to fashion shows by emerging designers, "Groupon Presents&" gives subscribers exclusive access to new talent and treasured hometown gems in unforgettable ways. These experiences can pop up anytime, so shoppers should be ready to jump on unbelievable opportunities when they least expect them. Much like the exposure Groupon provides local merchants, the "Groupon Presents&" event series provides artists with a platform to garner valuable attention and gives audiences a new avenue to support rising talent in their city.
Groupon, launched in November 2008 in Chicago, features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in 45 countries around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer huge discounts and provide a win-win for business and consumers, delivering more than 1,000 daily deals globally. To subscribe for the best deals in your city, visit Groupon.com To learn how to become a featured business, visit www.grouponworks.com
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