‘The Exorcist’ and ‘Back To The Future’ Return To Theaters [Update]

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 31st, 2012 at 8:37 am,

The Exorcist Back to the Future Theater Re Release The Exorcist and Back To The Future Return To Theaters [Update]

[Update: Check a trailer for the re-release of Back To The Future!]

Turn back the heads hands of time with The Exorcist and go back in time with Back To The Future when both films return to theaters for single-day showings – to honor the upcoming Blu-ray re-releases.

The Exorcist will play in select theaters on September 30th and Back To the Future will land on October 23rd and 25th on 158 screen in more than 40 cities.

While the dates of these screenings are noted, there is no announcement regarding where the showings will take place. Keep your eyes peeled for more details.

If you attend one of the Back To The Future screenings, you’ll get a limited edition 25th anniversary poster. Apparently, each theater will also be giving away other merchandise at the individual screenings.

Those who make it to The Exorcist this Thursday will see never-before-viewed footage and interviews with the cast and crew.

Back to the Future The Exorcist blu ray box art The Exorcist and Back To The Future Return To Theaters [Update]

Essentially, both films are giving fans a theatrical Blu-ray experience. Both movies have a ravenous fan base that will gladly pay to see a theatrical re-release – before dishing out a few dollars for the Blu-ray format.

You can purchase The Exorcist Director’s Cut Blu-ray on October 5th. Director William Friedkin has frequently discussed his regret for cutting out 12 minutes of the film for his theatrical release. However, if you’re a fan of the theatrical version, it too will be included in the set. In addition, there will be a handful of special features that should expand on the director’s process from theatrical release to director’s cut.

The Back To The Future Trilogy will be available on October 26th. Bob Gale, Back to the Future writer and producer, recently called the 25th anniversary Blu-ray release a “breathtaking” remastering. It should serve as another example of the power of carefully handled Blu-ray transfers.

Update: Here’s a trailer for the theatrical re-release of Back To The Future. If you weren’t nostalgic for this before, you’re likely to become nostalgic by the time you’re done watching this. Enjoy:

Will you see The Exorcist or Back To The Future in theaters before grabbing a Blu-ray for your collection?

Source: Blu-ray

Update Source: AMC Theaters

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  1. I havent seen excorsist! Only parts of it :(

    • No need for the :-( Rickster/Rickopolis, if you do get to a big screen as your first-ever viewing of it, that’ll be a fairly…unique experience for you (I did, but in a cinema so small it might as well have been my front room). :-)

    • You have been derprived as a child…

  2. There is no way I can handle watching The Exorcist in a theatre, I’d LITERALLY piss myself!!

  3. SWEET!

  4. Well i want to see it,i hope it plays here….

  5. So it’s only the first “Back to The Future” movie that they’re playing at the theaters right? not the whole trilogy?

  6. Or if you’re in the UK, Back To The Future is out this friday, the posters and standees have been up in my local cinema for a few months.

  7. Gotta get back in time.

  8. If a movie theatre within a 50 mile radius of me is showing “Back to the Future” I’m there. How could anyone miss it?

    Think McFly. Think!

  9. I hope that Back to the Future is close by for me. I love that movie, but I won’t be buying the Blu-Ray. I just don’t understand why people are all gung-ho to buy a movie that is 25 years old on BR! I don’t care how much they remaster it, it’s not going to look any better than the DVD’s and I bet they want $30 for it, too. I’ll stick with my DVD trilogy that I got for $15.

    • Couldnt agree more on the DVD Blu Ray thing, the extra features look like they are exactly the same, I’m all for going to the cinema to see BTTF but whats the point of the blu ray?

  10. If anyone is in Dallas, I know there is a showing for The Exorcist tomorrow at Northpark Mall

  11. Dollars to doughnuts Back to the Future won’t be playing in my home state of Louisiana.

  12. What, no 3D?! ;-D

    • Good point: no green in-yer-face (so to speak) projectile hurling? They missed a trick there…

  13. The Big Dentist
    Just call me Rickopolis for now ;)
    Yeah ill wanna see it at the movies my first time.

  14. Excorcist is playing at a cinima here in Germantown, MD today at 7pm. I’m really considering going but this film is the scariest I have ever scene. They should have released this one in late October instead of BttF.

  15. Im hoping to see Back To The Future, id prefer seeing the whole trilogy but just seeing the first will be good enough. Loved the movie and sequels that followed, even have the soundtrack that i listen to till this day. I hope it plays somehwere near me.

  16. This is one of those time when it pays to live in or very near a mjor urban area like LA or Miamai or Dallas.

    I went to the first with my dad (I was too younbg to drive myself) and it ust so happens he will bevisiting when thsi re-releases at theatres. It will be dejavu.

  17. im wondering if THE EXORCIST will play in theaters in bay area ca. on sep 30 2013. How can I find out what theaters it will play in?