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There's A Weeklong 'Back To The Future' 30th Anniversary Celebration

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In the classic '80s flick Back to the Future Part II, Marty McFly time-traveled into the future to Oct. 21, 2015. And in celebration of the 30-year anniversary of the start of the film's beloved trilogy, Los Angeles will be having a five-day immersive event starting on that exact date. Great Scott!

"We're Going Back," a nod to Doc Brown's famous quote, runs from Oct. 21 to 25. While some events have sold out, like the Enchantment Under the Sea dance and Universal backlot tour, there are still tickets available for several events—from hoverboarding parties to filming location tours. There's also a free outdoor screening of one of the movies.

On Thursday, Oct. 22, there will be a secret spot located about an hour north of Burbank that will be transformed into Hill Valley, Marty's fictional hometown featured in the trilogy. There, you can get a hoverboard demonstration and presentation with the film's hoverboard stunt crew, and hang out with stars from the original gang in Back to the Future Part II. They'll also be screening the world premiere of documentary Back in Time, as well as the classic Back to the Future, Part III. And in the spirit of the third movie, you'll get to experience an outdoor Old West-style BBQ dinner.

Here's a throwback video showing a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of Back to the Future, Part III from a neighbor's house:

Support for LAist comes from and, the groups that teamed up together for this celebration, will also be taking you on Friday, Oct. 23 back to all the filming locations—including the "Lyons Estates" gates to get a peek at the McFlys' home, the "Chapel O' Love," Hill Valley High, and the Burger King filming location next to Doc's lab. They'll also be holding a best Back to the Future costume contest that evening where you can show off your top '50s prom outfit or Marty's Nike MAG replicas.

The Sunday, Oct. 25th event will close out the festivities with a Back to the Future Film School. Original crew and castmembers will fill you in on the making of the films. You'll get to see original props and lay your eyes on production photos that you haven't seen before. And then you'll end the night with a FREE and open to the public outdoor screening of Back to the Future, Part 1 at the Twin Pines Mall (aka Puente Hills Mall in the City of Industry) at 7 p.m. There will be celebs and even a "Flux Capacitors" band performing. Go in costume, too!

If you're wondering how you'll get to all these events, just remember, "Where we're going we don't need... roads!"

Single day tickets each cost $200, and can be purchased here.