Georgetown to be renamed ‘Hill Valley’ for Back to the Future Day

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Part of Georgetown’s Back to the Future Day celebration Oct. 21 includes a recreation- of sorts – of the electric scene at Hill Valley’s Clock Tower from the first movie. The recreation will take place in front of the County Courthouse Clock Tower at 4:30 p.m. This movie scene shot is of movie character Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox).

GEORGETOWN – Great Scott!

It’s 2015 and the future is here.

And on Wednesday, Oct 21 the Town of Georgetown, along with millions across the world will be celebrating Back to the Future Day – a day that movie fans have been waiting for since the release of the second film in the iconic movie trilogy.

In tribute to the 30th anniversary of the Back to the Future films, Georgetown Mayor & Town Council will pass a resolution, ceremoniously changing the name of Georgetown, DE to “Hill Valley” on Oct. 21, 2015.

The resolution is just one part of a multifaceted event the Greater Georgetown Chamber has organized, in partnership with Southern Delaware Tourism, 16 Mile Brewery and the Town of Georgetown, to commemorate this particular day.

In Back to the Future Part II, October 21, 2015 is the very date that main character Marty McFly travels from his present-day 1985 to 30 years in the future.

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For Georgetown’s Back to the Future Day 30th anniversary celebration, Pennsylvania resident Scott McMullan, a member of the DeLorean Mid-Atlantic Car Club, will attend with his classic DeLorean “time machine.”

For this celebration, Bryn Mawr, Pa., resident Scott McMullan, a member of the DeLorean Mid-Atlantic Car Club, will attend with his classic DeLorean “time machine.”

A recreation (of sorts) of the electric scene at Hill Valley’s Clock Tower from the first movie will take place in front of the County Courthouse Clock Tower starting at 4:30 p.m. All the while “Doc Brown” (aka DJ Sky Brady) will be spinning tunes from the film’s popular soundtrack.

The public is invited to come prepared to compete in Back to the Future trivia and win BTTF props if you come dressed like Marty McFly or Doc Brown.

As darkness descends on “Hill Valley” (Georgetown) activities will move to the back of Georgetown‘s Old Courthouse off The Circle (which inside may look a bit like the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance hall) where a red carpet “under the stars” screening of the first Back to the Future film will be shown.

Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs and enjoy freshly popped popcorn with a 16 Mile brew crafted especially for the occasion.

The entire event is free, however a 50/50 drawing will be held to benefit – what else -“Hill Valley’s” effort to “Save the Clock” Tower (The Town of Georgetown actually is repairing its old clock).

For more information call 856-1544 or visit www.georgetowncoc.com or www.visitsoutherndelaware.com.

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