It’s the exact date and time when Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrive in the future during the 1989 flick “Back To The Future II.”
Get those hoverboards and flying cars ready, as theaters and organizations around the Front Range will celebrate the one-time occasion.
“It’s such a classic film,” Boulder International Film Festival director Kathy Beeck said. “This is a fantastic opportunity to look back and see the film again.”
The BIFF will host a free screening at the Boulder Public Library along with a 1980s cover band and a DeLorean, the type of car that the trilogy’s main characters use to time travel.
Universal themes like fate and generation gaps have contributed to the film’s lasting appeal, Beeck said.
The sequel has also prompted questions of how its vision of 2015 compares to the real 2015. (Spoiler alert: Video calls? Yes. Professional Slamball? Nope. The Chicago Cubs winning the World Series? It’s possible.)
“It’s fascinating to see what (the filmmakers) thought the future would look like,” Beeck said.
Other artists are showing the movie franchise some love too. Street artists Delton Demarest, Jher and Gamma recently painted a graffiti mural inspired by the trilogy outside Denver's Bella Vista restaurant. And the Colorado Symphony will show the original "Back to the Future" -- which turned 30 this year -- and perform the score live at Boettcher Concert Hall on Nov. 14.
More “Back to the Future Day” events on Wednesday, Oct. 21:
Denver Public Library’s “Back to the Future” Party
3:30 p.m. at the Woodbury Branch
“Back to the Future” Marathon
6:45 p.m. at the Alamo Drafthouse Littleton
“Sound + Vision: Back To The Future Part II” with DJ Hollow
7:30 p.m. at the SIE Film Center in Denver
Many movie theaters around the metro area have also scheduled screenings.
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