Posted on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Short of the tram tour at Universal Studios in Hollywood, CA, visiting Hill Valley from Back to the Future has always been impossible. Until now. This summer, a London-based company called Secret Cinema is screening the classic 1985 Robert Zemeckis film multiple times. To make the events extra special, they’ll be presented ina recreation of the fictional town. Read more information about the Back to the Future Hill Valley recreation below.
Here’s the info on the event via the official website. Tickets go on sale Wednesday June 4 for multiple screenings, which take place in the London area in late July and early August.
A time machine modelled – like that in the film – on a DeLorean DMC-12 will be on hand to help transport audiences between the different time zones through secret alleys and entrances to the town.
And the Enchantment under the Sea Prom dance, where Marty’s parents, George and Lorraine fell in love after their first kiss, will take place in an after-party in a venue near the secret location.
Fabien Riggall, founder of Secret Cinema which has presented more than 40 immersive cinema screening events, said: “We shall play heavily on the innocent dream-like world of 1955 and the nostalgic pre-mobile phone world of 1985. We want the audiences to forget their current world and take an adventure.
“A section of the audience shall play out the narrative of Marty McFly, being thrown into a time machine and transported into another existence and others will become part of the 1955 and 1985 world before.”
A television station will play programmes of the period and a Battle of the Bands will determine which musicians will play live on stage each night
Here in the States, Alamo does events kind of like this – the Mondo Die Hard and Dawn of the Dead secret screenings are examples, as are the Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow screenings – but Secret Cinema is taking this to a whole other level. I can’t wait to see how this works out. It sounds so damn awesome.
Header art: Eric Tan via Gallery 1988