Last night, Darth Vader came down from the planet Vulcan and told us that if we didn’t program BACK TO THE FUTURE this month, he’d melt our brains.
Well, we enjoy having our brains at room temperature so this Sunday, we will be teaming up with the Society of the Performing Arts Houston for a special screening of BACK TO THE FUTURE. The screening will be presented from an archival 35mm print from the studio. As an added bonus, the Houston Delorean Club will be in attendance with a few of their very special rides. No word if any of the Deloreans will be pimped out with a flux capacitor.
Last year, BACK TO THE FUTURE celebrated its 25th anniversary. Over the last two decades, Robert Zemeckis’ classic science fiction comedy has carved out a stranglehold on popular culture. From Michael J. Fox’s iconic performance — a role that in and of itself is a time capsule of ‘80s culture and swagger — to Christopher Lloyd’s iconic role as Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown, the film has the power to win over any audience member no matter how crappy their day is going. It’s impossible not to like BACK TO THE FUTURE — as evidenced by how much the film still holds up to today’s audience. It doesn’t matter how dated the film’s ‘80s fashion or lingo becomes, BACK TO THE FUTURE is a movie that still has the power to capture a kid’s imagination — even if to them ‘80s culture is as distant and primitive as the ‘50s’ were to Marty McFly.
The Society of the Performing Arts Houston are teaming up with us for the screening of the film in promotion of the upcoming Heuy Lewis and The News concert at Jones Hall on Thursday, October 27 at 8 PM. In addition to some of their greatest hits, the band will be performing tracks from their new album “Specials,” a tribute album that contains 14 classic soul songs from the ‘60s and ‘70s. You can purchase tickets to the event here.
So walk, drive or ride your hover skateboard down to Mason Park this weekend for a can’t miss screening of BACK TO THE FUTURE in 35mm! Just don’t try ordering a Tab or a Pepsi Free — we’ll have no idea what you’re talking about.