The Kent Historical Society, the Hills Film Festival, and the Kent Memorial Library are co-sponsoring an outdoor showing of the movie “Back to the Future II,” Saturday, August 29 at 8:30 p.m. on the Kent Town Hall rear lawn. This is free admission thanks to generous sponsors. The financial sponsors are Peter d’Aprile, owner of Kent Apothecary; Dave Fairty and Anne McAndrew, owners of Backcountry Outfitters/Annie Bananie Ice Cream and Billy Morrison, owner of Morrison Gallery.
This is an anniversary year for the show. The movie, starring Michael J. Fox, was originally set in 1985 and jumped to the future of 2015. As this is the final weekend before children in Region 1 head back to school, the organizations are hoping that everyone will celebrate the end of summer with this event.
The Kent Historical Society’s exhibition theme this year is “Camps of Kent; Memories of Summer.”
“This movie is a perfect activity that is reminiscent of a camp event and we hope it will lay down new memories of summer for all of the residents of Kent,” said Melissa Cherniske, a KHS Board of Trustee who had the original idea to show the movie.
Frank Galterio of the Hills Film Festival will be providing equipment (a large screen, projector, and sound) in order to show this outside.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy this sequel to ‘Back to the Future’ made in 1989 rated PG. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, things have barely settled from the excitement and resolve of the original ‘Back to the Future,’ when crazy inventor Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) comes with news that in order to prevent a series of events that could ruin the McFly name for posterity, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is whisked into the future to the year 2015,” adds Lucy C. Pierpont, Director of Marketing and Special Events at the Library.
The organizers are also encouraging the town’s eating establishments to be a part of this event and there is a hope to have some on site selling items, as well as possibly taking orders for dinners. There will be refreshments and snacks for sale.
The organizations offer special thanks to the Kent Board of Selectmen for allowing use of the town hall. In the event of rain, the event will move inside to the Kent Community House. Check www.kenthistoricalsociety.org or the Facebook page for any weather changes. For more information check www.kentmemoriallibrary.org.