As shocking as it sounds, it’s been 30 years since “Back To The Future” was released and October 21, 2015 will also mark the date in which which Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) actually set their clock in the coolest DeLorean DMC-12 car to go back to the future. As you might expect, the world and Los Angeles will be celebrating in a big way with screenings, marathons, and parties planned for the month of October. In honor of this momentous occasion, we’ve rounded up a guide to “Back To The Future” anniversary events, and everything else surrounding the hype of this great moment in history.
In honor of this momentous occasion, we’ve rounded up a guide to “Back To The Future” anniversary events, and everything else surrounding the hype of this great moment in history.
“We’re Going Back”
Los Angeles, CA
Dates: October 21 – 25, 2015
“We’re Going Back” is a 30th anniversary “Back To The Future” celebration that will take place over 5 days from October 21 through October 25, 2015 and will feature a ton of activities including a special Back To The Future tour of the Universal Studios backlot with special guests (we wonder who will show up!), “Back To The Future” movie screenings of all 3 films, screenings of the documentary “Back In Time,” being able to ride on a hoverboard with the original stunt team members, taking a tour of the best filming locations from the film, a chance to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime celebrity auction of props and memorabilia used from the film and much more. If you’re even the smallest fan of the trilogy, you’ll be in heaven at this event. There are various ticket prices and packages available for the events. You can either purchase the full 5 day experience, or purchase tickets for specific days. More information on ticketing and what’s included on which day an be found at www.weregoingback.com.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Events
“A Future Experience / Back To The Future 2 Screening”
Today’s activities will include a custom tour of the Universal Hollywood backlot. Admission to Universal Studios Hollywood with front of the line passes are included in the ticketing prices. In addition to the tour, you’ll also enjoy a screening of Back To The Future, Part II, along with some special unannounced surprises. The fun doesn’t stop there either! You’ll also enjoy a screening of the exclusive documentary “Out of Time: Saving The DeLorean Time Machine” which tells the incredible story of the car that everyone has come to know as the BTTF flying car. The film chronicles the efforts of the Back To The Future co-creator / producer Bob Gale, Universal Studios, and the trilogy’s uber-dedicated fans as they relentlessly work together to bring the Time Machine back to life. Aside from other offerings, lunch and dinner will also be included.
Thursday, October 22, 2015 Events
“Hill Valley Live! Hoverboarding Day: Redux / Back To The Future 3 Screening”
Set on a secret location 1 hour north of Burbank, you’ll step foot into a place that has been transformed into Hill Valley, better known as the fictional community where the movie took place. Guests will also take part in viewing an exclusive world premiere screening of the documentary “Back In Time,” which is a look at the real impact the 3 BTTF movies have had on our culture at large. Love that hoverboard? Well, you’ll actually get to ride on a hoverboard with the original gang members and the stunt team that made it a reality in the film. Presentations, hands-on demonstrations and many opportunities to get celebrity photos and autographs will also be offered for guests taking part in today’s activities. Later on in the day, guests will take part in an evening under the stars with an old west style BBQ dinner and a special screening of Back to the Future, Part III.
Friday, October 23, 2015 Events
“Filming Locations Tour: Redux / Doc Brown’s Cosplay Ball & Costume Contest”
Get taken back to all of the filming locations from the Back To The Future trilogy that made this film so special! With surprises sure to be offered, you’ll get to experience where it all went down. In the evening, make sure to don your best Back To The Future costume, as prizes will be given out for the best one!
Saturday, October 24, 2015 Events
“Enchantment Under The Sea Dance: Redux” featuring “The Flux Capacitors” 80’s Band!”
Come on down on Friday and take part in a one-in-a-lifetime celebrity auction of screen used props, memorabilia and collectables from the film. And, you’ll be taken back to the original filming location (United Methodist Church in Hollywood) for a recreation of the famous “Enchantment Under The Sea” dance where McFly performed his legendary rock ‘n roll guitar riff. Many surprises will be on hand, as well as opportunities for celebrity photos and autographs from your favorite actors. Hors D’Oeuvres and free food trucks will keep you nourished as well.
Sunday, October 25, 2015 Events
“Back to the Future Film School / BTTF Screening @ Puente Hills Mall”
If you think you’ve heard and know everything there is to know about the making of his famous film, think again! The original cast and crew will show up today and fill you in on everything that went into the making of this film. Think of it as a Back To The Future university for a day where the cast are your professors. It’s surely a class you won’t fall asleep in! Aside from the educational aspect, original props will be on display along with never before seen production photos to peak your interest. After the bell rings and school is let out, return to the scene of the famous Libyan attack from the film for the final public screening of Back to the Future, Part 1 at Twin Pines Mall.
Back To The Future: Live In Concert
2301 Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Date: June 30, 2015 at 8:30pm
Get ready to see one of the most unforgettable movies of all time like you’ve never seen (or heard) it! Complete with music from Alan Silvestri, Back To The Future will be available for multiple screenings from now until 2016. Fans of the legendary movie will get to see the first movie in the time traveling trilogy with a live orchestra, which will offer a unique perspective and experience to the film. Imagine watching Marty McFly in Hill Valley along with music specially composed for that scene! The Back To The Future: Live In Concert show is touring the world with 22 different shows.
The Million McFly March
545 N Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA 91502
Date: October 21, 2015
On the date of the 30th anniversary, October 21, 2015, StolenDress Entertainment will be bringing their own version of Back To The Future fun with their “Million McFly March”. Fans of the film will gather at the first real world location used in the film (Burger King in Burbank) all dressed up as Marty McFly and will take part in the largest gathering of costumed Marty McFly’s known in history. The event will also help raise money for Team Fox, which helps to not only raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease, but will help donate to the cause. The Burger King is one of the locations from the film where Marty can be seen grabbing a hold of a car while riding his skateboard in the beginning of the film. There will also be a raffle drawing and the winners will get tickets to the LA premiere of the Back To The Future documentary Back In Time. In addition, many of the actors of the 3 films have offered up autographed photos for the raffle, including Harry Waters, Jr (Marvin Berry!), Jeffrey Weissman (George McFly in Parts I & II!) and Donald Fullilove (Goldie Wilson!). If these activities weren’t enough to bring you out, you’ll also get to see Minor Strut perform (starting at 3:30pm) joined by Mark Campbell. Score!
Back to the Future Cruise
Dates: November 7th – November 14th
If you’re a Back To The Future crazed fan, or just a regular fan, and you like to support a good cause, you’ll want to be part of the Back To The Future Cruise to End Parkinson’s. Most people know that Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly) was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease several years back, so events surrounding the 30th anniversary are sure to involve supporting research of the disease. Jump aboard the Royal Carribean cruise ship Oasis of the Sea which will be a themed BTTF voyage with funds supporting the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The cruise ship will feature various Back to the Future celebrities and crew members along with an Enchantment Under the Sea Dance led by Harry Waters Jr. (aka Marvin Berry), screenings with live commentary, and much more. More details on the cruise, including pricing and dates, can be found at www.bttfcruise.com
Back to the Future Props and Wardrobe Auction
Dates: October 24, 2015
How cool would it be to take home a part of history? As part of the anniversary events, an auction on October 24th will be held in LA featuring props and other wardrobe pieces from all three Back To The Future films. Some items may be a bit pricey, but if you’re a die-hard fan, it’s definitely worth it, right? Some items include Gray’s Sports Almanac dust cover, the USA Today newspaper with McFly being shown arrested, one of the hoverboard’s used in the film, and probably the coolest item, the sleep inducing alto-generator. Many more items will also be on hand too! Additionally, a few cast members will be at the auction, so you may just be able to grab a piece of history and speak to your favorite character too!
Along with all the cool events, the film will be screened throughout Los Angeles as part of the celebration! While you can always rent the films, or buy them through iTunes, or elsewhere, why not be part of a group and see it at some of these screening marathons? These are the best:
Arclight Los Angeles BTTF Marathon Screenings
Date: October 21, 2015
Los Angeles’ Arclight theatre is known for being one of the best. So, it should come as no surprise that it will be hosting a Back to the Future marathon on October 21st. What’s so great about it is that the film begins at the abnormal time of 4:29pm. Why you might ask? Well, it’s the exact time that Doc and Marty travel to the future in Back to the Future Part II. You can purchase tickets through www.arclightcinemas.com.
Arclight AMC Theatres Back To The Future Marathon Screenings
Date: October 21, 2015
AMC Theatres, one of the largest theater chains in the country will be hosting its own BTTF marathon on October 21st which will play the film at 4:29pm, or the moment that Doc and Marty travel to the future in their legendary DeLorean time machine. Once the first film is finished, you can continue with Back to the Future Part II at 7pm and end with Back to the Future Part III at 9:30pm. Tickets will be sold individually at the pre-noon ticket price which vary depending on each participating AMC Theatres location. Make sure to confirm with your local theater that the marathon will be held there.
Back In Time Documentary
Date: October 21, 2015
If you haven’t seen this documentary and you’re a die-hard fan, there’s a reason why. It’s not out yet! But, the documentary, which chronicles the making and legacy of Back to the Future film will make its debut on October 21st. Additionally, it will be available on iTunes that same day for you to purchase/rent. You can pre-order the documentary through iTunes. And, if you haven’t had a chance to view the brilliant trailer for the documentary, you can see it at www.slashfilm.com.