If you’re going to have a fan convention, why not do it with some style? That’s what Ken Kapalowski and Joe Walser had in mind when they organized “We’re Going Back,” a 30th Anniversary Back To The Future celebration announced for October 21st through October 25th 2015 in Los Angeles. (Despite what the internet may have told you, Marty McFly travels to 2015 on October 21st and to the past on October 26th, although he ends up in 1955 on November 5th, returning to October 26th on November 12th, 1955.) Buttheads, presumably, are not allowed.)
The five-day event will feature screenings of all three films, and guests will tour the Universal Studios back lot as well as the original filming locations from the 1985 Robert Zemeckis classic. They will ride the actual diesel locomotive that smashed the time machine at the end of the third film, and, perhaps most importantly, Back To The Future fanatics will have a chance to ride on a Hoverboard. (They do exist! They do exist!)
Tickets for the festival cost $880 for the full five days, but single-day tickets can also be thumbed here. There will also be a Back To The Future prop and memorabilia auction with proceeds benefiting Team Fox, The Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinsons Research.
In addition to the aforementioned events, the We’re Going Back celebration will also include an “Enchantment Under The Sea” dance featuring performances by Flux Capacitors featuring Marvin Berry (so long as they’re not too darn loud). Attendees will be treated to the world premiere of the Back To The Future documentary Back In Time, as well as the director’s cut of the documentary OUTATIME: Saving The Delorean. OUTATIME tells the story about how festival organizer Joe Walser headed a massive restoration of the hero “A” DeLorean Time Machine for Universal Studios with the help of writer/producer Bob Gale.
The fan event will end with a screening of the original Back To The Future at the Puente Hills Mall, which stood in for the Lone Pine/Twin Pines mall in the film. The Back To The Future faithful can find even more details on the event at /Film.
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