(Update: A DeLorean will be at this event after all)
We may not be taking our hover-boards to see Jaws 19 in theaters, but later this month, Fantom Comics will hold a party to celebrate the day that Marty McFly landed in the future in the 1989 movie “Back to the Future Part II.”
The Dupont Circle comic store will hold a party on the night of Oct. 21 featuring Back to the Future costume, impression and trivia contests in celebration of Marty McFly’s arrival on Oct. 21, 2015.
Fantom owner Matthew Klokel has planned to hold a Back to the Future day party for years.
“I’ve personally been planning for this party for 12 or 13 years,” he said. “At the time I didn’t own a comic store, but I can’t think of a better venue.”
There will be a $5 cover charge for the party to help Fantom pay for its temporary liquor license so it can serve movie-themed drinks. Klokel said he plans to collaborate with a local bartender to formulate special themed drinks with names like “Biff Brew.”
One thing that won’t be at the party is a replica of the movie’s famous DeLorean time machine.
“Getting a DeLorean for Back to the Future day was going to cost five figures. I looked it up,” said Klokel. “It would be cheaper to get a Lamborghini and paint it like a DeLorean.”
Still, Klokel said he’s ready for the “hardcore committed geeks” that he hopes the party attracts, with plans to show clips of the movie and hold trivia, costume and impression contests to win gift cards to the comic store.
“Christmas comes every year but this is the only Back to the Future day,” Klokel said. “I missed the day he goes to in 1885 by almost a century, so this is really my last chance.”