Here’s a bit of trivia that might make you feel nostalgic (if not flat-out old): June 11, 2016 marks the 30-year anniversary of Ferris Bueller's Day Off’s official theatrical release. This weekend, Chicago will observe the pop culture milestone in advance by hosting a three-day celebration of all things Ferris. Can’t swing a last-minute trip to the Windy City? On Wednesday, May 18, fans can enjoy a showing of the classic ‘80s teen comedy at select movie theaters.
That’s right: Ferris Bueller is returning the big screen, as part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series presented by Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies. Across the country, 650 theaters will offer two special screenings of the film—a matinee and an evening viewing—complete with special interviews with writer/director John Hughes and some of the film's cast members.
Haven’t seen Ferris Bueller since you gave your Bon Jovi-inspired leather jacket to Goodwill? Here’s a bit of a refresher: The 1986 flick stars Matthew Broderick as the charming Ferris Bueller, along with Mia Sara as Bueller's girlfriend, Sloane Peterson, and Alan Ruck as his best friend, Cameron. The trio skips school, and spends their “day off” outwitting an angry principal and enjoying a beautiful spring day in Chicago.
Technically, this special event is a two-day affair, so if you already saw Ferris Bueller on Sunday, May 15, you’re not experiencing déjà vu. However, if you missed the first screening—or you simply want to give the film a second go-around—you can search online for tomorrow's showtimes at a movie theater near you.