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Back To The Future Recalls '80s Glory at Egyptian Theatre

Thursday, June 13


Leave the portals, vortexes, worm holes and phone boxes at home. When it comes to time traveling in style, Doc Brown's DeLorean is the only way to go.

Boise Classic Movies brings Back to the Future to the City of Trees Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m. Part one of the trilogy follows high school rocker Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) after he borrows a mad scientist's time machine fashioned from a 1985 DeLorean sports car. An accidental crash landing in 1955 and a chance encounter with his teenaged parents begins to unravel his family history. Equipped with knowledge of the future, Marty has one week to fix a time machine that hasn't been invented yet, and mend his parents' relationship before he ceases to exist.

We could go on and on about Flux Capacitors, hitting 88 mph in a parking lot and whatever the hell a "jigawatt" is, but it's easier to state the facts: Not only is Back to the Future a 1980s throwback with a soundtrack that still holds up after 28 years, but it could potentially introduce the Robert Zemeckis classic to a generation buried in touch screens and Twitter. If that's not enough, at the very least, this screening further solidifies that science fiction is cool in any decade.