UPDATE (March 13): Christopher Lloyd will not appear at this year’s at Emerald City Comicon. Replacing him is fellow “Back to the Future” actor Lea Thompson. Thompson is known for her role as Michael J. Fox’s mother, Lorraine McFly.
Thompson’s other credits include the lead role for four seasons on NBC’s “Caroline in the City,” “Red Dawn,” “Some Kind of Wonderful,” “SpaceCamp” and “All The Right Moves”.
Thompson will be replacing Lloyd for the SIFF screening of “Back to the Future” and Q&A at the Uptown Theatre. Lloyd has apparently signed on with a sitcom and couldn’t make his schedule work with his ECCC appearances.
I don’t know if it will have a flux capacitor but Christopher Lloyd will be taking a DeLorean when he screens “Back to the Future” at Emerald City Comicon in March.
Lloyd played Doctor Emmett Brown in the 1985 film. He will participate in a Q & A before the one-time screening at SIFF Cinema’s Uptown Theatre at 9 p.m. on March 31 after arriving there in a fleet of DeLoreans.
The event is a partnership with ECCC and the Seattle International Film Festival.
The two dozen plus DeLoreans are provided by the Pacific Northwest DeLorean Club. The Q & A with Lloyd will be moderated by John Carlson from KOMO 1000.
The screening of “Back to the Future” will highlight SIFF Cinema’s “80s Night” Film Series which presents all-new digital restorations of classic films from the 1980s, including “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Die Hard” and more. 80s Night plays Tuesdays in March and April.
Tickets for the Christopher Lloyd Back to the Future event are $25 general admission and $20 for SIFF members. You can purchase tickets in advance at www.SIFF.net The event also features a Back to the Fashion 50s/80s Costume Contest.
For more information, please visit both www.SIFF.net and www.emeraldcitycomicon.com