In the Dark Reviews

'Back to the Future' makes for perfect viewing


August 24, 2023

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Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) films the time-traveling DeLorean that will take him back in time to 1955 just before Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) sends him in "Back to the Future," released in 1985.

Is 1985’s “Back to the Future” one of the greatest movies ever made?

Opinions vary, but science says “yes,” and the city of Shelton agrees, because it’s running the sci-fi classic as the final installment of this summer’s free-admission “Movies in the Park” series, starting between 8:30-8:45 p.m. on Friday, in Kneeland Park.

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