Sunday, December 4, 2016

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

In John Hughes' latest venture, teens take a holiday on Ferris Bueller's Day Off.   It's springtime and Ferris has no interest sitting in a classroom.  He feigns illness, recruits his best friend and girlfriend and head into the Windy City in a Ferrari for an adventure.  His suspicious principal is hot on his trail but Ferris manages to always stay one step ahead of him.  Among the highlights of the day include catching a fly ball at Wrigley Field, a run-in with a snooty/snotty maitre d and a parade that makes Macy's yearly November effort pale in comparison.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off was filmed in Highland Park, Northbrook, Glencoe, Winnetka and Chicago, IL and South Pasadena, Long Beach and Brentwood, CA

Location: The Bueller House
Address: 4160 Country Club Drive, Long Beach, CA

Location: Cameron's House
Address: 370 Beech Street, Highland Park, IL

Location: Katie Bueller's Office
Address: 538 Chestnut Street, Winnetka, IL

Location: The School
Address: 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL   

Glenbrook North High School 

Location: The Parking Garage
Address: 172 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL

They turn left and head south on Wells Street.

Location: Chez Quis
Address: 22 West Schiller Street, Chicago, IL

The interior was filmed at L'Orangerie located at 903 N La Cienega, West Hollywood, CA

Location: Rooney Parks Outside Pizza Place
Address: 530 Chestnut Street, Winnetka, IL

Location: The Pizza Place
Address: 11645 San Vincente Boulevard, Brentwood, CA

At the time of filming, this was Regular John's Pizza...

Inside the MB2 Raceway at 1475 Lawrence Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA was Steve's Un-Original Pizza, designed to look just how the pizza place appeared in the film.  Sadly, it is now longer there...

Location: Wrigley Field 
Address: 1060 West Addison Street, Chicago, IL

Location: The Ferrari Goes Airborne
Address: near 1500 South Clark Street, Chicago, IL

Location: The Museum
Address: 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

Location: The Parade 
Address: North Dearborn Street & West Calhoun Place, Chicago, IL

Location: Cameron & Sloane Pass Sculpture 
Address: near 230 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL

Location: People Dancing On The Stairs
Address: 31 South Clark Street, Chicago, IL

Location: Jeannie Spots The Save Ferris Water Tower
Address: 531 W Mesa Way, Long Beach, CA

Location: The Save Ferris Water Tower
Address: 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL

This is behind the Cedarbrook Public Library...

Location: Calming Cameron Down
Address: Glencoe Beach, Glencoe, IL

Location: The Police Station
Address: 1380 E 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA
Southwestern Bag Company

Location: Jeannie Almost Hits Ferris
Address: 460 Berkley Street, Winnetka, IL

She then turns right onto Cherry Street...

Location: Jeannie Runs Stop Sign
Address: Ash Street & Hubbard Road, Winnetka, IL

Location: Jeannie Speeds Past Mr. Bueller
Address: Glendale Avenue and Cherry Street, Winnetka, IL

Traveling south on Glendale Avenue...

Location: Ferris Meets The Sunbathers
Address: 1310 Milan Avenue, South Pasadena, CA

Location: Mr. Bueller Drives Alongside Ferris
Address: 2105 Butternut Lane, Northbrook, IL

Location: Ferris Runs Through House
Address: 2067 Butternut Lane, Northbrook, IL

Location: The Trampoline Backyard
Address: 1230 Milan Avenue, South Pasadena, CA

Location: Rooney Rides The Bus
Address: 3383 Country Club Drive, Long Beach, CA

Locations Visited: October 2016

Still Need To Visit:

Sloane's House


  1. It's great to see the locations for one of my all time favorite films. 1060 W. Addison is on my bucket list and then Chez Quis for a bite!