Back to the Future Getting 25th Anniversary Screenings in US

September 27, 2010
Source: AMC Theatres


Back in August I was simultaneously excited and infuriated because a slick new poster for had been released to promote a 25th anniversary theatrical re-release of the classic film Back to the Future. I was excited because it's not everyday a new official poster for such a great film pops up and infuriated because the wide theatrical re-release was only happening in the United Kingdom. However, fans in the United States finally have some good news as AMC Theatres announced today that they will be holding special screenings of Back to the Future on 158 screens in over 40 cities. It's not perfect, but I guess I can't complain too much.

The screenings will take place on Saturday, October 23rd at 12:30pm and Monday, October 25th at 7pm in select theaters. A comprehensive list of all theaters isn't currently available but you are able to purchase tickets on AMC Theatres' website where you can attempt to find the nearest theater hosting the event. The film has been digitally remastered, so you won't be watching an actual celluloid copy, but everyone who buys a ticket will receive a full-sized movie poster commemorating the 25th anniversary release of the film. Each theater will also have their own movie-related giveaways before the screenings actually begin. This isn't the most ideal re-release I was hoping to have for the 25th anniversary of one of my favorite films of all-time, but it could be worse. Are you going to see Back to the Future in theaters?

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  • JP
    ugh. digital presentation. Might as well just pop the upcoming bluray. I was lucky enough to catch a 35mm print recently at the AFI theater during their 1980s revival series, now that was awesome.
  • Ray
    Hell yeah! i hope they have it in AZ!
  • Akumared
    I'll definitely get tickets for the screening...actually, I'm surprised the studio didn't get the idea of turning the movie in to 3D :)
  • Jimmy Love
    Finally get to see a good movie
  • Spider
    I'll be checkin' it out! :)
  • Johnny G
    I'll be there!
  • Dave13
    sounds like fun. especially if i get a poster too!
  • Jamie
    To hell with HD crap! 35mm is the way this movie should be seen. Press a new print of it cheapskates, it's not as if there's not enough call for it. I will avoid these showings like the plague and watch it on DVD. It will be just as good as these tacky shows.
  • Chinlung
    What not IMAX 3D?
  • Alison
    I agree 3D is the way to go with a film like Back To The Future if you want to make serious money from it. I sure as hell wouldn't waste my time paying to see this on "the big screen" as it is. There's no call for it in nationwide cinemas either: It's not Star Wars and will keep out modern, more popular blockbusters, which distributors won't do. It's on blu ray now and we have home digital projectors, now so buy one of those if you have a desire to see the big picture.




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