The Future Is Now: Texans Celebrate “Back to the Future” Day

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DALLAS - Wednesday was October 21, 2015 - and you know what that means!  ...Don't you?

It happens to be the day Doc Brown takes Marty to, in that classic 1989 film, Back To The Future Part II.

Which means we're livin' in the future, y'all!  And folks at the Texas Theater in Oak Cliff are among those celebrating.

"I will never forget the first time that I saw Back To The Future 2, opening weekend," said James Wallace.

Wallace is a programmer for the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, but was in Oak Cliff to help out with the Texas Theater event. "It was literally like I had time traveled - like I had glimpsed the future."

Of course, not everything turned out exactly as the movie predicted.

Since our cars are still (annoyingly) stuck to the ground, we do need roads to get where we're going.

And while Star Wars VII and James Bond 24 are both due this year, Jaws 19 is still quite a few sequels away.

Also a few years out are pizzas you can just "hydrate" and serve.  But hey, we're not too far off from having teenagers with cellphones in their glasses, or flying robots that report the news.  With the permission of the FAA, of course.

Even crazier than hoverboards and flying cars is the movie's prediction that the Chicago Cubs would win the 2015 World Series.  They've still got a chance, amazingly, but (as of this writing) they're down 3-0 in their series against the Mets, so it might be a bit too unwise to put money on the Cubbies.

But hey, ya can't win 'em all, right?  The filmmakers didn't do half bad considering they didn't have a sports almanac from the future to cheat off of.

And anyway, in the words of Doc Brown, "I didn't invent the time machine to win at gambling. I invented the time machine to travel through time!"

And that's just what the movie let us do, nearly 30 years ago.