Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
One winner will replicate Ferris’ perfect day off in Chicago
Win tickets to see the movie in theaters nationwide on May 15 and 18
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thirty years ago, viewers delighted as Ferris Bueller and his friends
visited the Willis Tower, drove a Ferrari, hung out at the Art Institute
of Chicago and took in a Chicago Cubs game. Now, thanks to Groupon and
Fathom Events, fans have a chance to experience the perfect day off
themselves. As part of the 30th anniversary celebration of John Hughes’
unforgettable comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off fans can win the
opportunity to reenact his epic skip day and relive the cult classic
during a limited return to theaters on May 15 and 18 as part of the TCM
Big Screen Classics series.
Through May 16, Groupon is presenting the Official Ferris Bueller’s
Experience sweepstakes* (gr.pn/ferris)
in which one lucky winner will replicate Ferris’ legendary day off in
Chicago. The grand prize is a weekend trip for two to the Windy City
from July 15-17, 2016, which includes roundtrip airfare, hotel
accommodations, a luxury sports car rental, tickets to the Willis Tower
Skydeck, a classic hometown baseball game and the Chicago Art Institute,
dinner at Chicago’s acclaimed Everest restaurant and more.
“Like Ferris, Groupon believes that life moves pretty fast, and we want
to make sure no one misses the incredible things happening around them
every day,” said Jon Wild, vice president of North America marketing,
Groupon. “We’re proud to serve as the only place where people can create
their own day-off experience and discover amazing local things to do —
and you won’t have to drive home backward.”
In addition to the Official Ferris Bueller’s Experience sweepstakes,
every day through May 16, 10 winners will receive tickets to see Ferris
Bueller’s Day Off, showing in more than 650 movie theaters during
the special two-day screening, which is part of the year-long TCM Big
Screen Classics series.
“We are excited to begin this new partnership with Groupon with a very
exciting campaign,” said Fathom Events CEO John Rubey. “We hope fans
will be inspired to pursue a Groupon experience of their own after
enjoying Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in theaters.”
Paramount Pictures’ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was originally
released on June 11, 1986. Matthew Broderick stars as a delightfully
charming high-school senior who, with his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara)
and best friend Cameron (Alan Ruck), ditches school to enjoy one perfect
day as a kid with no responsibilities.
The beloved comedy about Ferris’ wild adventures in the Windy City
during a single, glorious day off continues to be enjoyed, quoted and
revered 30 years after its theatrical debut. The film will also be
available on iTunes with behind-the-scenes special features for the
first time on May 17 so fans can download it to enjoy again and again.
Full details and sweepstakes official rules can be found at gr.pn/ferris.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE
YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Odds of winning depend on the total number of
entries received. Void in AK, HI, PR, VI and where prohibited by law.
Sweepstakes only open to legal residents of the 48 continental U.S. or
D.C., 18+. Entry period ends: 11:59 p.m. CT on 5/16/16. ARV of all
prizes: $10,860. Subject to full Official Rules
available on gr.pn/ferris. Sponsor:
Groupon, Inc., 600 West Chicago Avenue, Ste. 400, Chicago, IL 60654.
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