Back to the Future Celebration

“We’re Going Back,” a 30th Anniversary Back to the Future celebration has been announced for Los Angeles, taking place October 21st – 25th 2015. The festivities will include:

  • Back to the Future tour of the Universal Studios backlot with special guests
  • A Screening of Back to the Future II
  • The original hoverboard stunt team and actual members of Griff’s gang will let your ride on a hoverboard rig like used in the movie
  • Old West style BBQ dinner and a Screening of Back to the Future, Part III with surprises
  • Ride the actual diesel locomotive that smashed the time machine at the end of the third film
  • The World Premiere of the documentary “Back In Time,” and the Director’s cut of the documentary “OUTATIME: Saving the DeLorean!”
  • A screen used props and rare Back to the Future memorabilia auction
  • An outdoor screening of Back to the Future III
  • Tour of the original filming locations from Back to the Future
  • Attend the world’s most accurate, immersive recreation of the iconic “Enchantment under the Sea” dance with the cast and crew of the trilogy and rock out with the “Flux Capacitors,” featuring Marvin Berry.
  • The most intimate, celebrity moderated, “Back to the Future” discussion panels and presentations
  • A screening of Back to the Future outside the “Twin Pines” mall, aka Puente Hills Mall in the City of Industry, CA, with celebrities, movie vehicles and the return of the “Flux Capacitors” band for a very special finale.
 All this and more.  Tickets cost $800 for the full 5 days, or you can purchase tickets to the individual days. Read the full press release, after the jump.

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This month marks the 60th anniversary one of Disney’s most beloved animated films, Lady and the Tramp. As part of the celebration, D23 – the official fan club of Disney – is hosting an event called Fanniversary. In the past, this has been an event you go to in person but this year they’re trying something different. They’re bringing Fanniversary to you.

From June 12-14, D23 will be constantly uploading new videos, images and more related to Lady and the Tramp so fans can enjoy and learn about the film in a whole new way, on their own time.

So what kind of content are we talking about? How about we show you! /Film has an exclusive clip from one of the videos that’ll be online over the weekend, which shows some of the archival research that went into the event as well as some awesome original sketches and animation from the film. Check out our Lady and the Tramp behind the scenes clip below. Read More »

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To celebrate this landmark anniversary, Fathom Events is teaming with Universal Pictures to re-release Jaws in select theaters for two days only, Sunday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 24. Below, read about the Jaws anniversary re-release. Read More »

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In 2014, Drake had a very-well received solo show at the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles. A few of the pieces even made my best of the year list. This year, the did a follow up show that contained even more beautiful work based on properties we all know and love. Stuff like Star Wars, Tron, Kill Bill, Akira, Pulp Fiction and more. Below, check out images from the latest Craig Drake Solo Show. Read More »

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