It's a mere five years away from 2015, the year Marty McFly time-traveled to in 1989's Back to the Future, Part II. While hoverboards may not yet be available at Target, modern-day fans can relive the original 1985 adventure at We're Going Back: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Back to the Future. Opening night re-creates Doc Brown's flux-capacitor-charged DeLorean speeding past 88 miles per hour at the scene's original filming location, Puente Hills Mall in Industry (aka Twin Pines Mall/Lone Pine Mall). A week of by-fans, for-fans fun follows: the Hill Valley Film Festival of fan fiction, fan films and fan collections (Sat.); a filming-locations tour, including "lunch at the Burger King from Doc's 1985 house" (Sun.); Hoverboarding 101, with the original stunt team and a full hoverboarding rig (Mon.); discussion with the film's special-effects designers (Tues.); a day at Universal Studios Hollywood (Wed.); a private tour of Whittier Union High School, aka Hill Valley High (Thurs.); and the Enchantment Under the Sea Gala, with celebrity cast and crew, live band and DJ Jiggawatt, plus a 1955-themed costume contest and a 10:04 p.m. countdown (Fri., Nov. 12). All proceeds benefit Team Fox for Parkinson's research. Various locations and times (!); Nov. 5-12; $75-$250. Full schedule at weregoingback.com.
Nov. 5-12, 2010