Indy celebrates ‘Back to the Future’ Day

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Oct. 21, 2015 is significant for hardcore Back to the Future fans. In the second film of the trilogy, Marty McFly travels to save his future kids.

Indianapolis movie buffs celebrated the date in a number of ways.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art sold out all 750 tickets for their Back to the Future movie screening.

“We’ll have a DeLorean here, a photo booth, we’re encouraging people to dress like the film or dress like the future, we have a little hoverboard simulator.” IMA spokesman Scott Stulen said

Stulen is not just the spokesperson of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, he’s also a big fan of the movie. He was dressed like Marty McFly in the Back to the Future sequel.

“I had almost all of this, I didn’t have the orange jacket but I did have everything else that I’m wearing.” Stulen said.

Meanwhile in downtown Indianapolis, folks stopped to check out Chris Reynolds’ 1981 DeLorean.

“I had a lot of people beeping their horns and waving, and asking if people could have their pictures taken which is great. It puts a smile on their faces, so I can’t complain,” Reynolds said.

Reynolds has owned the car for three years. It’s the second DeLorean he has owned.

“No flux capacitor,” he said. “I had that in the one in the UK, so you can actually buy those to sit in the back. This is stick shift, it’s as original as it came out of the factory,” Reynolds added

With only 19,000 miles on it, Reynolds took 24-Hour News 8 on a spin around downtown Indianapolis where fans stopped to take pictures.

“I had to have the movies, I had to have replicas of the cars on my side table, so I had to have a picture of it,” movie fan Joshua Pike said.

In “Back to the Future” sequel, Marty McFly realizes the date when he looks at a newspaper and it said “Cubs Win the World Series”

Back at IMA, a Cubs loss during a showing of the films could be like they said in the movie: “gravitational pull.”

“I hope the Cubs win tonight. and it continues the dream. We would like for the dream not to die in the middle of the film.” Stulen said.

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