It’s time for ‘Back to the Future’ Day

GOOCHLAND, Va. (WRIC/AP) — Today is ‘Back to the Future’ Day, the day Marty McFly and Doc Brown chose to travel forward in time from the hit sequel ‘Back to the Future II.’

The 1989 flick envisioned a colorful 2015 with flying cars, hoverboards and self-tying shoelaces. While those doodads are hardly prevalent today, the film did accurately tease the rise of such technology as flatscreen televisions, biometric scanning and hands-free gaming. It also predicted the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series — an actual possibility with the Cubs contenders in the real-world playoffs, although maybe not for long.

In honor of Back to the Future Day, the Goochland Drive-In will be airing all three films. Gates open at 5:15 p.m. and the show starts at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for kids. The DeLorean time machine will be there, too!

For those who don’t want to leave home, the trilogy is exclusively streaming on Amazon Prime, and Universal is releasing a special edition trilogy box set in light-up packaging resembling Doc Brown’s flux capacitor.

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