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“Back to 1885” The Final Fan Adventure! 2020

They’ve Saved the BEST Trip for LAST!
(But This Time They May Have Gone Too Far!)
30th Anniversary of Back to the Future Part III

What: A Back to the Future Part III themed Fan Adventure! Hill Valley Festival! Train rides on the movie’s famous Sierra #3! Exclusive souvenirs, photo ops of a lifetime, and more Wild West Adventures (high above and deep underground) than you can shake a squirrel at! A genuine Gold Rush era Hollywood experience!

When: September 3-7, 2020 (5 days) - Thursday is 'Arrival Day' and Monday is 'Departure Day'.

Where: Northern California, with visits to Jamestown and surrounding areas.

In 2020, ‘Hill Valley Citizens’ will have one final chance to LIVE the movie in an experience like no other • Sleep in a genuine 1800's hotel, straight out of the movies. • Gather under the stars for an outdoor screening of Back to the Future Part III • Board the famous movie star Sierra #3 Steam Locomotive featured in Back to the Future Part III • Pan for real gold and take your claim home with you • ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth' on a Jules Verne adventure underground or perform a lightning-speed zip line stunt leaping from our own ‘clock tower’ to the ground below • Dance at the Hill Valley Festival and take old timey photos • DeLorean rides • Stagecoach rides • Cowboys and Indians • campfires, chuck wagon cooking, and more than a few surprises.

Previous Guests (from 2019 event)

Marvin J. McIntyre
“The Undertaker”

Returning to Hill Valley 1885 is our favorite Undertaker, Marvin J McIntyre.
Marvin is an American actor with more than thirty years' worth of screen appearances, including The Running Man, Short Circuit, Silverado, and of course, Back to the Future Part III.
Marvin was a super-human wonder last year, signing autographs for fans, lending a hand with event operations and even reenacting his famous scene from 'Back to the Future Part III' to the delight of everyone!
He enjoyed himself so much, he said he'd like to come 'Back To 1885!' And we couldn't be happier!

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Jay Newington   Few people know the original Hill Valley better than Jay Newington. Jay was the Local Casting coordinator for ‘Back to the Future Part III’ and spent much time on the set, as the President of the ‘Red Hills Ranch Western Film Location, Inc.’ Jay has filled many Hollywood roles throughout the years, working in the Art Department, and as Producer, Production Designer and multiple crew positions. He previously served as the Tuolumne County Film Commissioner. Although he resides in San Diego today, and we are lucky to have him returning briefly to Hill Valley as our knowledgeable guide and historian!

Jay Newington

Few people know the original Hill Valley better than Jay Newington. Jay was the Local Casting coordinator for ‘Back to the Future Part III’ and spent much time on the set, as the President of the ‘Red Hills Ranch Western Film Location, Inc.’ Jay has filled many Hollywood roles throughout the years, working in the Art Department, and as Producer, Production Designer and multiple crew positions. He previously served as the Tuolumne County Film Commissioner. Although he resides in San Diego today, and we are lucky to have him returning briefly to Hill Valley as our knowledgeable guide and historian!

Barbara Affonso    Chief Model Maker - BTTF3   Barbara Affonso was a studio model maker and a project supervisor in the model shop and an occasional set decorator for approximately 24 years beginning in 1981 with  Industrial Light & Magic (ILM).   Barbara’s credits include Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Starman, Explorers, Howard the Duck, The Witches of Eastwick, Willow, Back to the Future Part II, Ghostbusters II, Back to the Future Part III, Hook, Jurassic Park, Congo, Star Trek: First Contact, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, The Mummy, Galaxy Quest, Space Cowboys, The Mummy Returns, and Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. As set decoration supervisor she also contributed to the 1993 science fiction movie Fire in the Sky and on several Ewok movies (Battle for Endor).  We are overjoyed to have a master of the legendary ILM with us to share some insight into the wizardry behind ‘Back to the Future Part III!’

Barbara Affonso

Chief Model Maker - BTTF3

Barbara Affonso was a studio model maker and a project supervisor in the model shop and an occasional set decorator for approximately 24 years beginning in 1981 with Industrial Light & Magic (ILM).

Barbara’s credits include Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Starman, Explorers, Howard the Duck, The Witches of Eastwick, Willow, Back to the Future Part II, Ghostbusters II, Back to the Future Part III, Hook, Jurassic Park, Congo, Star Trek: First Contact, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, The Mummy, Galaxy Quest, Space Cowboys, The Mummy Returns, and Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. As set decoration supervisor she also contributed to the 1993 science fiction movie Fire in the Sky and on several Ewok movies (Battle for Endor).

We are overjoyed to have a master of the legendary ILM with us to share some insight into the wizardry behind ‘Back to the Future Part III!’

'Dangerous' BoB Widin    Prop Master   3rd generation film family, Bob was Prop Master on many different films in the 1970's 80's and 90's. Some of his most notable films are Psycho 2 and 3 (loved Anthony Perkins), ScarFace, Legal Eagles and Brubaker, and of course the Back to the Future Trilogy.  He is an unstoppable train when it comes to helping make ‘Back to 1885’ a runaway success!

'Dangerous' BoB Widin
Prop Master

3rd generation film family, Bob was Prop Master on many different films in the 1970's 80's and 90's. Some of his most notable films are Psycho 2 and 3 (loved Anthony Perkins), ScarFace, Legal Eagles and Brubaker, and of course the Back to the Future Trilogy.

He is an unstoppable train when it comes to helping make ‘Back to 1885’ a runaway success!

Jeffrey Weissman    Actor   We’re excited to welcome Jeffrey Weissman Back to 1885.  Jeffery is no stranger to these parts! He costarred with Clint Eastwood (the real one), in Pale Rider and starred as George McFly in Back To The Future, parts 2 and 3.  Jeffery will be accompanied by his lovely and talented wife Kimbell Jackson.

Jeffrey Weissman

Actor

We’re excited to welcome Jeffrey Weissman Back to 1885.

Jeffery is no stranger to these parts! He costarred with Clint Eastwood (the real one), in Pale Rider and starred as George McFly in Back To The Future, parts 2 and 3.

Jeffery will be accompanied by his lovely and talented wife Kimbell Jackson.

Rusty Locke Actor   Returning to the past, Rusty is the world’s preeminent performer of the Doc Brown character from the ‘Back to the Future’ trilogy. He has appeared at all the best events, thrilling fans with his spot-on recreation. Rusty is a gifted actor, portraying numerous roles and his talents were passed down by his father, who appeared in many westerns and other feature films.

Rusty Locke
Actor

Returning to the past, Rusty is the world’s preeminent performer of the Doc Brown character from the ‘Back to the Future’ trilogy. He has appeared at all the best events, thrilling fans with his spot-on recreation. Rusty is a gifted actor, portraying numerous roles and his talents were passed down by his father, who appeared in many westerns and other feature films.

Relive the fun, excitement, heart, and adventure of the inaugural 4-day 'Back to 1885' fan event that celebrates everything 'Back to the Future Part III'. The historic towns of Columbia, Jamestown, and Sonora, California set the stage for the biggest tribute of the third installment of the beloved 'Back to the Future' time travel trilogy.

Tickets!

available soon.

We’re a bit grieved that the previous two years we have had to turn people away, especially since it is a fundraiser for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. But the permits do have limits and we want to be safe and respectful to the property.

Check this site frequently, and when tickets become available, we encourage you to purchase them quickly to avoid disappointment.

Your friends in time,

Terry and Oliver Holler

‘Back To 1885’ organizers


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