Classic anniversary: Back to the Future

Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd go Back to the Future tonight

Back To The Future, tonight, Solitude Park, Banbridge / Wednesday October 21, Grand Opera House, Belfast.

WHILE most movies' 'anniversary events' are linked to their year of release, the storyline of 1985 time travel comedy classic Back To The Future features one additional date that's ripe for celebration alongside the film's actual 30th birthday.

Having managed to avoid being erased from existence during his unscheduled visit to 1955 via atomic-powered DeLorean, Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) has barely had time to process his family's unexpected transformation from lower middle class schlubs to aspirational 80s go-getters when Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) whisks him off back to the future – Wednesday October 21, 2015 to be precise – for a sequel.

To mark this red letter date in the history of time travel, Brian Henry Martin will be hosting a special screening of the Robert Zemeckis-directed film on the day at the Grand Opera House Belfast.

This will be prefaced by a discussion of what Back To The Future Part II's vision of 2015 'got right' – which, given our distinct lack of flying cars, power-laced athletic shoes, self-drying auto-fit clothing and Pepsi Perfect, could be a pretty short affair.

Alternatively, you can watch Marty McFly in action tonight at free drive-in screening of the first flick at Solitude Park, Banbridge.

Set your 'destination time' for 8pm precisely.

:: Tickets for Back To The Future at the Grand Opera House cost £10 via


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