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Cubs draw thousands for “Movie Night at Wrigley Field”

Oct 2, 2011, 11:21 AM EST

Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Wrigley Field AP

The Cubs’ effort to generate some October revenue (for a change) apparently went off without a hitch.

According to the Associated Press, via NBCSports, around 10,000 Chicagoans showed up to a screening of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” Saturday night at Wrigley Field. And nearly a thousand of them took part in a pre-screening rendition of “Danke Schoen,” breaking a Guiness World Record for the most people signing in a round. (Whatever “singing in a round” means).

The movie was shown on three inflatable 30-foot projection screens. Admission cost $10 for bleacher seats, $25 for lawn seats, and $75 “for VIP lawn seating with food and drink at the Captain Morgan Club.”

So, uh, congrats Mr. Ricketts. Now put that money toward a new GM. Or maybe some new players?

  1. shawon0meter - Oct 2, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Prince Fielder is going to be expensive, let’s do a few more of these.

  2. Gordon - Oct 2, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    The only time the stadium will be filled with fans in October.

  3. stlducks - Oct 2, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Good for the Cubs, even though the season was a failure they are still trying to connect with the fans. Baseball is better when the Cubs are good so hopefully they can build something soon

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