Over here at Franklin Avenue, this has become The Summer of "Back to the Future." It started when we took the kids in June to the Last Remaining Seats screening of "Back to the Future" at the Ace Hotel theatre (formerly United Artists). Then the boys bought me a Lego kit to build a mini DeLorean for Father's Day. We later DVR'ed the two BTTF sequels. Blogger Kid 2.0's vocabulary now includes terms like "Flux Capacitor."
So when I saw that the Street Food Cinema was bringing "Back to the Future" to Glendale's Verdugo Park this Saturday -- and with food trucks, no less! -- I had to check it out.
This is no ordinary outdoor screening. Besides the movie, the event will feature the actors who played Jennifer Parker (Claudia Wells) and Mayor Goldie Wilson (Donald Fullilove)! Plus: Music by The Flux Capacitors, who bill themselves as "Hollywood's ONLY Back to the Future-themed 80s cover band."
Food trucks on hand will include Berlin Truck, Chili Philosopher, Cousins Maine Lobster, Dogtown Dogs, India Jones, Mandoline Grill, Meat the Greek, Rock n Lou, Steel City Sandwich, Trailer Park Truck, Wise BBQ, The Beignet Truck, A ROCKin ICE, Sweet E's, & more, while Crazy Go Nuts, Diva'z Crepes, Funtime Kettle Corn, Mercedes Binge will also be there.
DATE: Saturday, August 16
FEATURE: BACK TO THE FUTURE
A teenager is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.
RUNNING TIME: 1 hour, 56 minutes
TIME: DOORS OPEN 5:30pm. BAND 6:30pm. MOVIE 8:30pm.
MC: Kurt Long
LOCATION: Verdugo Park: 1621 Canada Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91208
PARKING: Suggested lot on 1648 Canada Blvd. Metered parking free parking after 2pm.
DOGS: Fido Friendly, Fido Approved. Leashed dogs welcome.
CHAIRS: Chair seating in designated chair sections for both RESERVED and GENERAL ADMISSION. No chairs that sit over 6 inches off the ground please. Low beach chairs are perfect.
TICKETS: General Admission $12, Reserved $17. To guarantee admission, purchase tickets in advance at www.streetfoodcinema.com. Ticket holders enter first. Tickets available for purchase at 6pm at the door on first come, first serve basis. If event is sold out, we will announce in real time via social media Facebook and Twitter.
See you there!