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A 'Back To The Future' Celebration Is Coming To The Petersen Museum Next Month

The DeLorean DMC-12 time machine (Photo courtesy of The Petersen Automotive Museum)
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To celebrate the arrival of the Back To The Future DeLorean to their showroom, the newly revamped Petersen Auto Museum will host special events next month celebrating the car and trilogy, including a costumed 'Enchantment Under The Sea' dance, a DeLorean meetup and more.Beginning on April 22, the DeLorean DMC-12 used to film the time-traveling trilogy will make its debut at the Petersen—also home to a gold-plated version of the car—relocating from its previous home at Universal Studios Hollywood. The time machine will be on display on the first floor of the museum that weekend, before moving to the Cars of Film and Television exhibit on the third floor for the permanent loan. And in case you didn't get enough BTTF fun with all of the anniversary events for the film last fall, the museum will be hosting plenty of their own activities that weekend and a special screening in June.

The kick off event will be the unveiling of the DeLorean on Wednesday, April 20th. The event will feature a panel discussion with Back To The Future writer and co-creator Bob Gale, Universal Studios Hollywood Creative Director John Murdy and the team of movie car builders and technicians that helped restore the DeLorean back to its pristine, screen-ready condition.

Then on Saturday, April 23rd, the general public is invited to rock their best Back To The Future costumes or vintage 50s or 80s outfits for an Enchantment Under The Sea dance inspired by the films. Live music will be provided by L.A.-based 80s band Missing Persons, as well as the Back To The Future tribute band, The Flux Capacitors.

DeLorean owners and appreciators alike are then invited to the museum on Sunday, April 24 a DeLorean themed Breakfast Club Cruise-In, a car show that will include a contest. Awards will be given for Best-In-Show, People’s Choice and Petersen Perfection. The event will take place on the 3rd floor of the museum's parking structure.

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And on June 8, the museum will host a special screening of Back To The Future in the Petersen’s Meyer Gallery.

An all-inclusive ticket for all four events is $40 for non-members. Tickets for the Enchantment Under The Sea Dance only are $30 and include one drink ticket. Museum members get free admission to the unveiling, cruise-in and movie night, plus $10 off the dance. More info and tickets can be found here.