by Andrew Crisp
Sure, H.G. Wells' 1895 novel The Time Machine is a classic.
But Robert Zemeckis' 1985 film Back to the Future is ranked as one of the top films of all time, featuring Marty McFly's harrowing time travel exploits in a DeLorean DMC-12.
Organizers of the Pix Foundation, Inc. in Nampa are undoubtedly fans as well because they're hosting a theme party based on the science-fiction classic.
The gala is designed to further the Pix Foundation's fundraising efforts to restore the Pix Theatre in downtown Nampa. The movie house opened in 1946, but has since fallen into disrepair.
Since 2002, the foundation has worked on financing a cleanup and restoration of the facility to turn it into a multi-use arts venue. Through that project, the foundation hopes to bring a slice of history back into the present—sort of like when McFly changed his family's destiny in 1955.
The public is invited to attend the Pix Foundation's Back to the Future Gala, the organization's sixth-annual event, Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Star Friends Church Barn 429 N. Star Road in Star. According to organizers—who mailed a press release with a Hot Wheels DeLorean wedged inside—the real stainless-steel deal will roll up to the event and swing open its gull-wing doors.
The event will include entertainment by the Nampa Children's Theatre, and Nampa's Brick 29 will cater the event, which is priced at $25 per person.
Pictures are available with the aforementioned DeLorean—though visitors probably won't be taking any trips back through time.