Back to the Future 20th Anniversary Cast Reunion
January 22, 2005
What: Hollywood's Master Storytellers™ to host Back to the Future 20th Anniversary Cast Reunion
When: Tuesday, February 1 at 7:30 PM and 10:40 PM
Where: ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood 6360 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Back to the Future cast members Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas Wilson and Claudia Wells join writer/producer Bob Gale, producer Neil Canton, and film editor Harry Keramidas at a special 20th Anniversary celebration of the landmark film hosted by the prestigious HOLLYWOOD'S MASTER STORYTELLERS™ program at ArcLight Hollywood on Tuesday, February 1, it was announced by Gordon Meyer, HOLLYWOOD'S MASTER STORYTELLERS'™ creator and host. According to Meyer, the cast reunion was actually Bob Gale's idea. "Bob just started calling his friends to tell them about our screening and thanks to their loyalty to Bob and their love of the movie, before we knew it, we had a full-fledged cast and crew reunion in the works," said Meyer.
Although the actual anniversary for the film isn't until July, the event was timed to coincide with the January 25 re-release of the Back to the Future trilogy on DVD by Universal Home Entertainment, according to John Culton, who like Hamdan and Meyer is an Executive Producer of the series and founding partner of HOLLYWOOD'S MASTER STORYTELLERS ENTERTAINMENT. "We have long-standing practice of working closely with the studios in support of both their theatrical and DVD releases," explains Culton. "Both the studios and the talent love the additional prestige an HMS presentation brings them and our audiences love the release tie-ins."
"Back to the Future is one of those movies that just gets better and better every time you see it," adds Nadine C. Hamdan, one of the Executive Producers of the series and a founding partner of HOLLYWOOD'S MASTER STORYTELLERS ENTERTAINMENT, the production company behind its namesake series. "I'm not sure who's more excited about our cast reunion though—us or the fans. It's going to be an amazing night!"
The fan excitement is so intense that tickets for the 7:30 show sold out in less than three days prompting Meyer and Hamdan to add a late show at 10:40 PM in order to accommodate as many BTTF fans as possible. "Although our shows frequently sell out, this is only the third time in over two years that we've had a program that is so intensely loved by the public that we've had to add a late show," Hamdan adds. The other two films were A Christmas Story and The Empire Strikes Back. "Considering how quickly the first show sold out, anyone interested in coming to the late show should buy their tickets as soon as possible while they're still available," advises Hamdan.
Twice a month, HOLLYWOOD'S MASTER STORYTELLERS™ showcases the motion picture industry's most fascinating Storytellers at ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood. Since its launch in January 2003, HMS has been host to such luminaries as Academy Award® winning writer/director James Cameron, actor/producer Pierce Brosnan, director Richard Donner, DreamWorks principal and co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and actor/producer/director George Clooney. A broadcast version is currently in development. HOLLYWOOD'S MASTER STORYTELLERS™, which is open to the public, provides audiences with the opportunity to meet some of Hollywood's best Storytellers, telling the always-fascinating "Great Stories Behind the Great Stories™" and is a production of HOLLYWOOD'S MASTER STORYTELLERS ENTERTAINMENT. FilmStew.com is the official online home of HOLLYWOOD'S MASTER STORYTELLERS™. Upcoming programs include a 20th Anniversary of the film MASK on February 15 with director Peter Bogdanovich.