Great Scott! Oct. 21, 2015 is here!

Printed from: https://newbostonpost.com/2015/10/20/great-scott-oct-21-2015-is-here/

Oct. 21, 2015 — to most, it’s just an ordinary fall day.

But to some – particularly those who came of age in the 1980s – the 21st marks the date when Marty McFly returns to the future to see what’s in store for his middle-aged self and his children in Robert Zemeckis’s classic Back to the Future II.

In the 1989 sequel to 1985’s smash hit Back to the Future, McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, jumps into Doc Brown’s DeLorean to visit, well, our time. After visiting 2015, Marty must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent things from turning out in ways he does not like.

So, how did Zemeckis do in 1989 predicting what life would be like today?

From wall-mounted flat screen television sets to handheld computer devices and video-chatting, Back to the Future II got many things right. Even the Chicago Cubs!

And, although we still don’t travel by flying car, and the double-tie look has yet to become a fashionable Pinterest trend, the country may just elect a female president in 2016.

It’s been 30 years since the release of one of America’s greatest time-travel classics, and what better way to celebrate this widely-recognized “unofficial holiday” than with screenings of the ’80s classic around Beantown?

According to the Boston Calendar, Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline will host a special screening to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film franchise on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Ticket prices range from $9-12.

The following other theaters will also celebrate Marty McFly’s arrival on Wednesday, October 21st-

— AMC Loews Boston Common 19 — 4:29 p.m.

— Regal Fenway Stadium 13 & RPX — 5 p.m.

— AMC Assembly Row 12 — 4:29 p.m.

— Apple Cinemas Cambridge — 7 p.m.

— Capitol Theatre — 6 p.m.

— AMC Braintree 10 — 4:29 p.m.

— AMC Burlington Cinema 10 — 4:29 p.m.

— AMC Loews Liberty Tree Mall 20 — 4:29 p.m.

— AMC Framingham 16 — 4:29 p.m.

— Regal Bellingham Stadium 14 — 5 p.m.

— AMC Methuen 20 — 4:29 p.m.

— Regal Cinemas Solomon Pond 15 — 5 p.m.

— Regal Westborough Stadium 12 — 5:00 p.m.

— AMC Tyngsboro 12 — 4:29 p.m.

— Regal Cinemas Kingston Collection 14 & RPX — 5 p.m.

Also, Back in Time, a documentary on the Zemeckis time-travel franchise, is set to premiere digitally on Wednesday and will be on tour across the nation beginning Nov. 3 in Oakland, California through Nov. 24, where it finishes its tour in Boston. The event includes the screening of the documentary followed by a question-and-answer panel session, a chance to meet with original film cast members of Back to the Future (Claudia Wells, Don Fullilove and Jeffrey Weissman) and a concert performed by The Flux Capacitors and the DeLorean Time Machine.

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