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Wednesday
Oct142015

Great Scott! "Back to the Future in Concert" Comes to NYC Thursday and Friday

Mathew Imaging(NEW YORK) -- Back to the Future is coming to an iconic New York City venue this Thursday and Friday night.

The classic sci-fi comedy, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, will be screened at Radio City Music Hall, with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performing the entire original score from the film.

Christopher Lloyd, who famously played scientist Doc Brown, will make an appearance at the Back to the Future in Concert shows. So will James Tolkan, a.k.a. the strict principal Mr. Strickland; Back to the Future writer-producer Bob Gale; and the film's composer, Alan Silvestri.

Gale is thrilled that his movie, which he co-wrote with director Robert Zemeckis, continues to have an impact on pop culture and will be showing at a famous venue like Radio City. "The idea that this crazy movie that Zemeckis and I came up with keeps on going like the Energizer Bunny...with this new iteration with the live orchestra -- it's such a great high, I can't tell you," he tells ABC Radio.

Gale attended a Back to the Future in Concert performance at the Hollywood Bowl earlier this year, and he says he received positive feedback from fans. He recalls they approached him and commented, "I felt like I was seeing the movie for the first time. I was that excited, there was that much energy."

Silvestri, who contributed 20 minutes of new music for the Back to the Future in Concert series, has also seen firsthand how enthusiastic fans are during the performances. "In some of the iconic moments in the film -- where Doc Brown pops out of the DeLorean for the first time, the crowd cheers like the actors were up on stage. It's just amazing," he shares.

The Back to the Future in Concert series will also be presented in Toronto this week. Upcoming performances are scheduled for Indianapolis, St. Louis and Denver. You can review all future dates on FilmConcertsLive.com.

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Monday
Nov142011

Michael J. Fox Revives ‘Back to the Future’ Guitar Gig

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- More than five decades after Marty McFly wowed an unprepared Hill Valley High School with “Johnny B. Goode” onscreen, McFly's alter-ego Michael J. Fox revived his Back to the Future musical performance in real life.

On Saturday night at his annual "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson’s" benefit, Fox grabbed a guitar and took the stage with Joan Jett to perform the Chuck Berry classic that he “played” in the first Back to the Future film.

In the movie, Fox mimicked playing the music; on Saturday, he did the strumming and singing.

Fox, 50, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991. He also rocked out at his 2008 benefit, taking the stage with Pete Townshend and The Who. ”This is almost worth getting Parkinson’s for!” Fox said at the time.

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Monday
Oct182010

Spike TV's Scream Awards Honor 'Back to the Future,' 'Lost'

Photo Courtesy - Universal Studios(LOS ANGELES) -- Spike TV turned back the clock for its 2010 Scream Awards, held in Los Angeles on Saturday night.  MTV.com reports that Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd appeared onstage together for a tribute to their classic film Back to the Future, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

The cast of Lost also reunited, five months after their ABC series concluded.  Jorge Garcia and Harold Perrineau were among the Lost actors who accepted the "Final Farewell" award in honor of their show.

Bill Murray made an appearance in his old Ghostbusters costume, though he was there to accept the award for best horror movie, for Zombieland.  He made a cameo in the film.

Other stars were on hand to plug their upcoming projects.  Neve Campbell, Emma Roberts and the newly-single David Arquette previewed clips of the fourth Scream film.  In addition, a new clip from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 was screened.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson each won awards for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and Mickey Rourke was named best villain for Iron Man 2.

The 2010 Scream Awards air this Tuesday night on Spike TV.

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