This weekend Ferris Fest kicks off in suburban Lake Forest and Northbrook, the home of the characters in John Hughes’s classic film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Festivities include a 1986-themed dance, visits to filming locations and a special screening of the movies at the John & Nancy Hughes Theater. However, one of the event’s most anticipated attractions will be taking up residence in the Loop.
Organizers of the event previously announced that Ferris Fest attendees would be able to visit a painstaking re-creation of Ferris Bueller’s bedroom. Now, they’ve revealed that the bedroom will be hosted by Virgin Hotels Chicago and will be accessible even without a ticket to the festival. Admission to the bedroom, which will be on view from 9am to 5pm on May 20, 21 and 22, is $10 and can be purchased from the Ferris Fest website. (READ MORE HERE)
This movie is everything. I love watching it knowing where each scene was filmed and noticing how much Chicago has changed all the while it’s stayed wonderfully the same over the years. I will absolutley be visiting this room. If you end up going make sure to tag me on social media. Also I highly recommend Miss Ricky’s Diner inside the Virgin Hotel. It’s a bit more expensive but everything is fantastic and they have tons of great beer on tap. – @marconibologna