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5 Ways to Celebrate Back to the Future Day

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by Fiona Robinson (subscribe)
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Great Scott - Back to the Future is turning 30
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Image courtesy of October212015 website

So here we are. 2015. In fact, it's almost October 21, 2015. And why does this mean anything? Well, if you are a Back to the Future fan like I am (although fan doesn't seem like a strong enough word to describe my love for this movie franchise but let's continue, this is not about me!) you'll know that this is the date that Dr Emmett Brown takes Marty McFly, back to the future!

2015 is not only the future that the movie envisioned but it also marks the 30th anniversary of the original movie. And it is your density, er I mean destiny to celebrate this event, below is a few ideas to get you on your way.

"Hello McFly!"

ScreenUsed and Online 'Back to the Future' 30th Anniversary Celebration Auction

According to the website, "this is the biggest Back to the Future memorabilia auction in history!" It certainly is the most exciting.

Imagine owning actual props from the movies, like the Mattel Hover board, the barcode license plate, Doc's future binoculars or what about that Grays Sports Almanac that gets Marty into so much trouble? Now that would get conversation flowing at your next shindig!

The Props, Wardrobe and Production items auction is on now and ends in a live auction on October 24th at one of the sites from the first movie, the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance, where you will see some of the actors from the movies if you can get yourself to California in time… hmm, where did I put my hover board?

The second auction is online only with over 2000 'Vintage Merchandise and Memorabilia' items up for grabs. Ends October 31st, so get bidding! Plus a portion of the proceeds go to Michael J Fox's Foundation for Parkinson's Research. You can also get more information about Parkinson's and donate here:

"Why don't you make like a tree and get out of here?"

Head to a Cinema Screening

Event cinemas is helping us celebrate by showing Back to the Future Part II on the big screen. So grab a bag of popcorn and a pepsi free and settle in to relive the future, or the present? Or the past? "Whoa, this is heavy"!

Check out session times here: Event Cinemas

At the time of writing, times are still being confirmed, make sure you check regularly so you can get your tickets. I'm predicting that they will sell out quicker than tickets to see 'Jaws 19'!.

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Image courtesy of backtothefuture.wikia

"Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads."

Take a spin in a real life DeLorean
Grab some old banana peels and used coffee beans for the Mr Fusion and take a joy ride in a close working replica of the icon set of wheels, complete with a flux capacitor.

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Image courtesy of the DeLorean Time Machine FB page

You can hire the time machine for weddings, photo shoots or a lift to the airport. There are any number of reasons to take a spin in DeLorean but get one thing is for sure, you're going to turn heads!

For all information, check out the Facebook page!

Also, have a little look at the WN review.

Bacchus to the Future with the Bacchus Brewing Co.

Capalaba's Bachhus Brewing Company have got a great day planned for the movie's anniversary. Besides showing the movie on the big screen, they have plenty of themed drinks and food to keep your belly full and your face smiling.

With drinks aptly named Great Scotch Ale, Marty McRye, Hops Capacitor Pale Ale, Biff's Ruddy Bitter, and 88 Limes per Sour you can get idea of the fun the team have had organizing this event.

The fun starts at lunch on Saturday 24th October. Go to the website for more information.

Or this WN review.

"There's something very familiar about all this"

Grab the 30th Anniversary Trilogy on Blu Ray and DVD

Relive the future all over again in the comfort of your own couch! Get dressed up in a self drying jacket, jeans with your pockets out and a pair of sneakers that have auto tying laces and enjoy this iconic movie trilogy again.

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Image courtesy of denofgeek

So, however you spend your day, I hope it is 1.21 gigawatts worth of wonderful.

Happy Back to the Future day, everyone!
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Hello Fiona

Thanks for the plug.

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