Back to the Future Day

There’s a whole Back to the Future day coming up next month, on October 21st, 2015. As fans of the time traveling franchise will tell you, that’s an important date in the movies as it’s the exact day and year that Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) travel to in the future in Back to the Future Part II.

Soon that date will no longer be in the future, and fans will celebrate our arrival on this date in the real world with a whole slew of Back to the Future celebrations and memorabilia. There’s going to be a lot happening on October 21st, 2015, and Back to the Future writer Bob Gale has a guide to a bunch of Back to the Future day events to attend and items to get your hands on. Read More »

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The Santa Catalina Island Company has just announced the first annual real-life Catalina Wine Mixer. Just like the movie, it’ll feature live music, gourmet food, fine wine, and of course, a helicopter landing on the lawn. Get details on the Catalina Wine Mixer after the jump.  Read More »

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Alamo Drafthouse Steven Spielberg

There’s no doubt that Steven Spielberg is one of the most influential and iconic directors working today. Spielberg has dabbled in everything from war dramas like Saving Private Ryan, historical dramas like The Color Purple, thrillers like Jaws, sci-fi classics like E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Jurassic Park and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and the action adventure trilogy featuring Indiana Jones.

Now all those films and more from the filmmaker’s extensive filmography will be returning to theaters, thanks to an entire month of tribute screenings that are happening all throughout the month of September for a little event series that the Alamo Drafthouse is hosting called Septemberg. Get more details on the Alamo Drafthouse Steven Spielberg programming after the jump! Read More »

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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