FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (35mm) @ SMC Theater
Mon Jun 05 2023 at 11:00 am to 01:00 pm
Secret Movie Club | Los Angeles, CA
AdvertisementFERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (35mm) @ SMC Theater
SECRET MOVIE CLUB presents
Part of our DITCH DAY 2023 Series, Monday, June 5, 2023
LOCATION: The Secret Movie Club Theater, 1917 Bay Street, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90021
*Please note entrance/parking is actually in the back of the building. Make a right on Wilson Street, then a right behind the building. We’re the first set of black steps after the big gate.
11am FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (1986, dir. John Hughes, Paramount, USA, 103mns, 35mm)
John Hughes’ classic high school ditch comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of this programmer’s absolute favorite movies. It also belongs in that very exclusive pantheon of movies one could call “a perfect movie” like Jaws , The Big Lebowski , The Godfather , The Lord of the Rings movies, Mad Max Fury Road . . .
This year, this programmer got to wondering, “What day does Ferris Bueller actually take place on?” And discovered through research, it is June 5th. One enterprising cinematic sleuth was able to pinpoint the exact day of the Cubs’ baseball game featured in the movie (June 5, 1985).
So this programmer thought. . .”Why not have a ditch day for whatever reason you want to come up with and watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on 35mm?”
Ferris Bueller was born as an act of exquisite procrastination on the part of John Hughes. So the story goes a frustrated producer locked Hughes in a room to finish The Breakfast Club . When the producer heard the clack of typewriter keys, they relaxed on a couch convinced the movie was finally getting an ending.
Instead, Hughes came down a few hours later with the first sixty pages of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off !
If you’ve never seen Ferris Bueller’s Day Off , it follows the adventures of high school junior Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick-perfect) who decides it’s such a beautiful Chicago day he, his girlfriend Sloane, and his best friend, hypochondriac Cameron ( Succession ’s Alan Ruck) all deserve to have the greatest day of their lives. Not in school.
Cue assistant principal Ed Rooney and Ferris’s jealous older sister Jeanie who are furious for their own reasons that Ferris always seems to get away with murder. And the day and hunt are on!
One of the most purely enjoyable American teen comedies ever made, Ferris Bueller is also a textbook in editing as editor Paul Hirsch has often talked about how much freedom Hughes and he had in shaping the form of the movie because it all took place in one day and the actors never changed costume. Therefore scenes could be completely re-shuffled, re-cut to create the best version of the story possible.
And boy did they ever.
So come join us and treat yourself to a day off with Ferris Bueller , one of the greatest cinematic ditch days of all time, on 35mm.
Secret Movie Club Founder.Programmer
*Please note that though we strive to always show titles on 35mm film if advertised, we may have to screen digitally if the print we receive is in such bad shape or if we don't receive the print in time because of a shipping delay. We will do our best to alert the audience. When this does occur, we will offer each ticket holder who chooses not to attend a complimentary ticket to a future event in exchange. (Disclaimer: Good for 90 days – Future screening must have available tickets, cannot be a fundraiser, and must be comparably priced)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We can offer refunds up to 24 hours before showtime. Please request a refund through Eventbrite and we will process ASAP. After that, no refunds. Sorry.
However if something last minute comes up and you can’t make the screening, for whatever reason, just write to us before showtime: [email protected] and we’ll offer you complimentary tickets to a future screening, good for 90 days. (Disclaimer: Future screening must have available tickets, cannot be a fundraiser, and must be comparably priced)
HELPFUL SECRET MOVIE CLUB (1917 Bay Street, 2nd Floor, LA, CA 90021) THEATER PARKING TIPS:
We recommend that you park just outside our theater. Remember our theater is actually in a beautiful street art alleyway in the back of the 1917 Bay Street building. You get to our entrance by taking a right on Wilson, then a right behind the building. We are the first set of black steps on the right after the big gate.
There is also a parking lot at the corner of Mateo and Violet Street, just 2 blocks from our theater, which costs $7 per car.
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Where is it happening?Secret Movie Club, 1917 Bay Street, 2nd Floor,Los Angeles,CA,United States
Event Location & Nearby Stays:
USD 6.00 to USD 15.00