First Wrigley Movie Night May Include a World Record

September 20, 2011

We love to talk about famous Chicago homes for sale.

Soon, you’ll be able to see Chicago real estate featured in a movie in that movie at another parcel of famous Chicago real estate.

Confused? Let me explain.

Wrigley Field is hosting its first-ever movie screening in its outfield on Saturday, October 1.

The movie being shown is celebrating its 25th anniversary and was completely set in Chicago. One of the homes in the movie has been trying to find new owners for years.

Have you guessed it? The movie is “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

The Ben Rose Home in Highland Park was used in the film as the setting for Cameron’s house, the one where he kicks his father’s 1961 Ferrari out the garage window and down into the ravine. The home hit the market in 2009 at $2.3 million.

Following a couple of price drops, the estate was taken off the market after the home suffered water damage. To read about that, click here.

Back to the movie showing: The Chicago Cubs and Groupon are hosting the giant watch party of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” in Wrigley Field, and tickets went on sale today.

There are three options for “Groupon Presents . . . Movie Night at Wrigley Field”:

*$10 for a bleacher seat

*$25 for an outfield lawn seat

*$75 for a VIP outfield lawn seat and access to a two-hour pre-party starting at 5 p.m., including food and drink, at the Captain Morgan Club connected to the Friendly Confines.

Bring a blanket if you are sitting on the lawn; lawn chairs are not permitted. Concessions will be available at a discounted price, but patrons can bring in their own picnic, as long as they pack it in a picnic basket, not a hard-sided cooler. Alcohol is also not permitted.

There will be three 30-foot screens for your viewing pleasure, as well as cast look-a-likes walking around.

Arrive before 7 p.m. and you’ll have a chance to break the world record of Most People Singing in the Round as participants belt out the film’s famous song, “Danke Shoen.”

Groupon will also be offering special deals at the show including discounted admissions to Chicago venues that appear in the movie.

Sound like fun? Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; movie begins at 7:30 p.m. The rain-out date is October 2.

Purchase tickets at or on the Groupon app for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Phone 7.

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