Back to the Future live-music screening: Original cast members will attend
In 1985’s Back to the Future, Michael J. Fox travels into the past via a nuclear-retrofitted DeLorean, threatening his own existence when he accidentally alters the romantic destiny of his parents.
On June 30, to mark the sci-fi comedy’s 30th anniversary, the venerable Hollywood Bowl amphitheater will transport fans headlong into yesteryear another way: with the Los Angeles Philharmonic performing composer Alan Silvestri’s Back to the Future score in time with the movie projected on high-definition screens.
What’s more, EW can exclusively announce that Christopher Lloyd (who portrayed inventor Emmet “Doc” Brown) and Lea Thompson (Lorraine Baines), as well as cast members Donald Fullilove (Goldie Wilson) and Claudia Wells (Jennifer Parker) will join Silvestri beneath the Bowl’s iconic clamshell bandstand to introduce the concert. (Alas, Fox will not be on hand.)
There’s a fluky numerical symmetry at play. The film follows 1985 high-school knock-around guy Marty McFly (Fox) as he crashes a janky time machine 30 years into the past, and then must arrange for his mother and father (Thompson and Crispin Glover) to meet-cute and fall in love back in 1955.
To mark Back to the Future’s 30th anniversary, meanwhile, three replicas of the flux capacitor-outfitted DeLorean will be on-site at the Bowl, and Academy Award-nominated composer Silvestri will premiere 20 minutes of newly composed music for the film.
Mounted by the concert firm Film Concerts Live! (previously responsible for projects including symphonic screenings of such classics as Casablanca, Psycho, and West Side Story), orchestra-amplified screenings of Back to the Future will take place across North America and around the world throughout the year, including San Francisco on July 19, Houston on Aug. 1 and Cincinnati on Sept. 19. Each showing will be accompanied by the city’s respective civic orchestra.
A full tour rundown can be found at the Film Concerts Live! website.