Saturday, May 22, 2010
Back to the Future was the biggest film of 1985 (now...my favorite film of '85 was Goonies, followed by Pee Wee's Big Adventure, then maybe Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome...not to detract from Back to the Future mind you). It was also critically praised across the board, garnered a giant fan-base, spun-off a pair of sequels, an animated series, a theme park ride, has an awesome theme song by Huey Lewis & the News, and made director Robert Zemeckis a Hollywood powerhouse. Some people even think it's the most perfect screenplay of the 80's. Which is a pretty heady statement considering the movies that came out in that decade.
I needn't bother going into a plot synopsis, everyone knows that already. What I will emphasize is that this special 25th anniversary screening is being presented on the only available 35mm print in North America. And sadly, it very may well be the last chance to see it in such a format up on the big screen.
So, come on out for an extra special Sunday Night Geek Night at the Mayfair, May 23rd at 8pm. And even more incentive, my friends at Lost Marbles
have supplied a pair of very awesome prizes (I'll have to think up some extra hard trivia to make sure they go to a deserving home).