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October 21, 2015: It’s ‘Back To The Future’ today live!

Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis' trilogy has left a lasting impression on pop culture in the 30 years since the original film debuted, spawning a theme park attraction, video game and animated series.

By: AP | New Delhi |
Updated: October 21, 2015 8:25:45 pm
Robert Zemeckis, actor Robert Zemeckis, back into the future, back into the future remake, Robert Zemeckis upcoming movies, entertainment news Today is the day Marty and Doc arrived from the past.

October 21, 2015 is the day when Marty McFly and Doc Brown, the character from the trilogy ‘Back To The Future’ arrived from the past in the second part released in 1989.

The film, very popular among sci-fi lovers, envisioned a colorful 2015 with flying cars, hover-boards and self-tying shoelaces. While those doodads are hardly prevalent today, the film did accurately tease the rise of such technology as flat-screen televisions, biometric scanning and hands-free gaming.

“Back to the Future” Day is being celebrated Wednesday with an appearance by the original cast at a Lincoln Center screening in New York, as well as several fan-centric events and more than 1,700 theaters hosting screenings across the United States of America.

Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis’ trilogy has left a lasting impression on pop culture in the 30 years since the original film debuted, spawning a theme park attraction, video game and animated series.

Beginning Wednesday, the town of Reston, Virginia, is ceremoniously changing its name to Hill Valley, McFly’s fictional hometown. The Washington West Film Festival will feature a marathon screening of the trilogy Wednesday and a Sunday screening of the original film, with appearances by stars Christopher Lloyd and Claudia Wells, as well as screenwriter-producer Bob Gale.

The day will also be celebrated in Southern California during the four-day “We’re Going Back” fan event. The festivities will occur at locations featured in the film series, including a tour of the Hill Valley town square on the Universal Studios lot, an “Enchantment Under the Sea” dance at the Hollywood United Methodist Church and a screening in the parking lot of the Puente Hills Mall, where McFly famously blasted off in Doc Brown’s time-traveling DeLorean.

The best among all is re-creation of Hill Valley on Thursday in Fillmore, California, where part of the franchise was filmed.

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