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Everyone needs a day off. And no one showed us how to make the most of that day better than a high school senior named Ferris Bueller. In the 1986 cult classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Ferris, who is played by a young Matthew Broderick, breaks the fourth wall and gives every budding teenager a lesson about how to skip school the right way.

It’s hard to believe that director John Hughes wrote the screenplay for the beloved teen movie in under a week. It’s even harder to believe that on June 11th, the movie will be celebrating its dirty thirty. To ring in the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off a little early, over 650 movie theaters across America will be airing the film this week. You can find showtime listings in you area below.

 

 

For those who don’t remember, the general plot of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off looks something like this:

After tricking his parents into thinking he’s sick, Ferris Bueller borrows his father’s Ferrari to go on an epic adventure through Chicago with a carful of friends. They visit the Art Institute of Chicago and the Sears Tower, go to a baseball game at Wrigley field, and get lunch at a French restaurant where Ferris unexpectedly has to dodge his father. The main conflict arises when two parking attendants take the Ferrari for a 100 mile long joyride and Ferris and his friends have to come up with a way to erase the odometer before his parents find out.

Despite the many setbacks he experiences on his mini-holiday, Ferris continues to make the most of his day off. He even joins an impromptu parade midway through the movie and lip syncs Wayne Newton’s version of “Danke Schoen” and The Beatles “Twist and Shout” in front of a cheering audience.

As the film comes to a close and Ferris returns to the bed where his parents left him that morning, he give us this lasting piece of wisdom: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

 

Related: 15 Fun Facts About ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’

 

 

 

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off will be airing in Boston today through Wednesday, May 18th. There will be a 7:00PM screening of the movie at Showcase Cinemas in Dedham tonight. For full showtime listings in your area, type in your zip code here. 

*If you happen to be in Chicago this weekend, you can also join stars of the film for a Q&A at “Ferris Fest: A 30th Anniversary Leisure Weekend.”

 

May 18th Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Showtimes in the Boston area:

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Hearing Devices Available
201 Brookline Avenue, Boston MA 02115 | (844) 462-7342 1761
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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Hearing Devices Available
670 Legacy Place, Dedham MA 02026 | (800) 315-4000
Showtimes:
2:00 pm | 7:00
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Hearing Devices Available
565 Squire Road, Revere MA 02151 | (800) 315-4000
Showtimes:
2:00 pm | 7:00
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Hearing Devices Available
22 Flutie Pass, Framingham MA 01701 | (888) AMC-4FUN
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Showcase Cinema de Lux Patriot Place
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Hearing Devices Available
24 Patriot Place, Foxboro MA 02035 | (800) 315-4000
Showtimes:
2:00 pm | 7:00
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Hearing Devices Available
73 Mazzeo Drive, Randolph MA 02368 | (800) 315-4000
Showtimes:
2:00 pm | 7:00
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Hearing Devices Available
259 Hartford Avenue, Bellingham MA 02019 | (844) 462-7342 443
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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Hearing Devices Available
591 Donald Lynch Blvd, Marlborough MA 01752 | (844) 462-7342 448
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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Hearing Devices Available
32 Reiss Avenue, Lowell MA 01853 | (800) 315-4000
Showtimes:
2:00 pm | 7:00

 

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