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Tampa Bay area AMC screenings celebrate 25th anniversary of 'Back to the Future'

Time traveler Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox, right) is a 1985 teenager who plays matchmaker for his parents, George McFly (Crispin Glover, left) and Lorraine Baines (Lea Thompson), after he is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean “time machine” invented by slightly mad scientist. 

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Time traveler Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox, right) is a 1985 teenager who plays matchmaker for his parents, George McFly (Crispin Glover, left) and Lorraine Baines (Lea Thompson), after he is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean “time machine” invented by slightly mad scientist. 

I f you're itching to see Back to the Future again on the big screen, there's no need to build a time machine out of a DeLorean. And we really recommend against driving 88 miles per hour to get to the theater; that's not a flux capacitor under your hood. AMC Theatres is bringing back the Michael J. Fox classic flick this weekend to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Forty cities across the country will host special screenings of the movie; several Tampa Bay theaters are on the list. Not in the mood to travel back to 1955 with Marty McFly (and hundreds of '80s geeks all screaming out the memorable quotes during the movie)? Then you can look forward to a special 25th anniversary Blu-ray DVD edition of the Back to the Future trilogy, set for release Tuesday. The DVDs will include making-of documentaries, audio commentaries and more than a dozen deleted scenes (including some with actor Eric Stoltz, who was cast as Marty before Fox took over). Try this quiz to test your knowledge of this classic flick. Remember: If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.

What's the name of the fictional town in which Back to the Future is based?

a. Walnut Grove

b. Harper Valley

c. Hill Valley

Which '80s rocker has a cameo as a talent show audition judge, dismissing Marty's band as "just too darn loud"?

a. Rick Springfield

b. Huey Lewis

c. Pat Benatar

In one of Hollywood's earliest examples of product placement, what brand of soda is seen throughout the movie?

a. Tab

b. New Coke

c. Pepsi

What song does Marty perform at the "Enchantment Under the Sea" dance?

a. The Power of Love

b. Johnny B. Goode

c. Rock Around the Clock

What exact time does lightning strike the town's clock tower, thus providing the power for the DeLorean to return to present day?

a. 10:04 p.m.

b. Midnight

c. 3:35 a.m.

Answers: 1. c 2. b 3. c 4. b 5. a

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Tampa Bay area AMC screenings celebrate 25th anniversary of 'Back to the Future' 10/20/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 10:57pm]

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