Celebrating ‘Back to the Future’ Day

Celebrating ‘Back to the Future’ Day

Today, movie fans are celebrating “Back to the Future” Day, pegged to the date on which “Back” characters Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) arrive in what was then “the future.” In the movie “Back to the Future Part II,” Marty, his time-traveling friend Doc, and Marty’s future wife, Jennifer (Elisabeth Shue), travel to the year 2015 in order to see what’s happening with Marty and Jennifer’s family.

The “Back” series were big hits, with the first film, which was released in 1985 and centers on Marty time-traveling back to the 1950s and ensuring his parents get together, becoming the highest-grossing movie of the year. The next two movies didn’t equal the predecessor’s take at the box office, but still did fairly well.

Thirty years after the original movie’s release, various “Back” events and promotions that are going on include the transportation company Lyft using DeLoreans (the car used to create Doc’s time machine) for rides, the soda company Pepsi creating the Pepsi Perfect drink seen in “Back to the Future Part II,” and movie theaters across the country screening “Back to the Future” and “Back to the Future Part II.” Read more

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