Nothing makes you feel old quite like hearing that it has been 25 years since a movie you vividly remember seeing in the theaters came out. Well, time to feel old, cause Back to the Future – a movie I forced my poor mother to take me to see seven times in 1985 (a fact she loves to guilt me with now) – is celebrating its silver anniversary with movie audiences this month. In honor of the moment, AMC Theatres is having two special screenings of BTTF, one on Saturday October 23 at 12:30pm, and the other on Monday October 25 at 7:00pm, on 158 screens spread over 40 cities.

AMC says: All guests will receive a full-sized poster commemorating the 25th anniversary limited release of the movie with their ticket purchase, while supplies last.

Each theatre will also have special movie-related giveaways prior to the movie as a part of the experience.  We’re excited to bring this digitally remastered film back for a new generation to see the film as it was intended.

You’ll want to check your local AMC listings for this one.

If you live in Southern California (or are the world’s most devoted BTTF fan), you may want to check out “We’re Going Back…,” a multi-day celebration of the trilogy held in Burbank, CA in November.

The event begins with a screening of the first film at the Puente Hills Mall (shooting location for the Twin/Lone Pine Mall in the film), and it features everything from celebrity guests, a filming location tour around the city, a full day of hoverboard related shenanigans, and the most insane sounding bit…

A full re-creation of the “Enchantment Under the Sea Dance,” held at the Hollywood United Methodists Church gymnasium 
(the original filming location). Before any So-Cali’s get too pumped up about dressing in 50’s formal wear, I should note this dance costs $250 to attend.

I leave you with something to ponder…

1985 was the height of human civilization, according to the BTTF trilogy. Marty (Michael J Fox) is able to succeed in each of the three films using his skills, knowledge, and technology from 1985. Even when he is in the future (the rapidly approaching 2015), his skills from 1985 prove superior to those living in the time. Sure, you could say that Marty is just an amazing hero falling back on the skill sets he is most comfortable with (turning scooters into skateboards, and such), but I choose to think that 1985 is when human ability peaked.