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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Friday, August 21

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Part of the Summer Fridays

  • Date: August 21, 2020
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Price: $5
  • Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”


High school student Ferris Bueller wants a day off from school and he’s developed an incredibly sophisticated plan to pull it off. He talks his friend Cameron into taking his father’s prized Ferrari and with his girlfriend Sloane head into Chicago for the day. While they are taking in what the city has to offer school principal Ed Rooney is convinced that Ferris is, not for the first time, playing hooky for the day and is hell bent to catch him out. Ferris has anticipated that, much to Rooney’s chagrin.

Directed by John Hughes
Starring Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara

Individually packaged concessions available for purchase before the film!

Indoor screenings are capped at 50 (theater capacity: 300) and seating will be socially distanced. In compliance with state and local mandates, Gorton Community Center requires masks for entry. Patrons may remove their masks when/if they are sitting and eating during the film. Gorton offers amply hand sanitizer throughout the building and has implemented one way entrances and exits. Our team cleans high touch surfaces regularly and the theater is thoroughly cleaned after each screening and event. For additional questions or suggestions regarding film series safety, please email rebecca@gortoncenter.org – thank you!


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Film and Event Refund and Cancellation Policy: There is no refund given for unused film or event tickets.

Please note the safety guidelines we have in place for the John and Nancy Hughes Theater:

  • Doors will open 30 minutes before showtime.
  • Individually wrapped drinks & concessions available prior to the film.
  • There are 300 seats in the theater, and only 50 patrons are allowed to attend.
  • Please enter the building via the west door (adjacent to the main parking lot) and exit from Gorton via the south door (under the porte cochere).
  • Access to the theater from the west door is down a short flight of stairs. You may also access the theater by entering the elevator on the main floor and choosing 1B, which will let you out on the theater level. Then, exit the south door on the theater level at the end of the movie. Each party should ride the elevator separately.
  • When walking in shared spaces, remember to keep a social distance of six feet between yourself and other patrons.
  • All patrons must wear a mask except when seated and eating or drinking concessions while seated.
  • If you have a ticket, please proceed directly to the theater. If you need to purchase a ticket, please do so at the main reception area prior to going to the theater.

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