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Celebrate the day Marty McFly hopped in the DeLorean

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The Plaza, which served as the backdrop for Pleasure Paradise in “Back to the Future II,” will mark the occasion with a special event on Oct. 21.

Twenty-six years ago, a 78-year-old man traveled 60 years into the past to encounter his 18-year-old self. Confused? You clearly haven’t rewatched the Back to the Future series recently, specifically Part 2. In that film, Biff Tannen went back in time to hand himself an almanac of bet-able sports results and become the wealthiest man alive—and proprietor of Biff Tannen’s Pleasure Paradise Casino & Hotel.

Look closely, and you’ll notice Biff’s casino resembles one here in Las Vegas: the Plaza, shots of which were digitally incorporated into the Pleasure Paradise’s design. And since October 21, 2015 marks the day Marty and Doc rode their DeLorean to the future (and back to the past), the Downtown property will celebrate its connection by throwing a party to rival the Enchantment Under the Sea dance. From 6 to 11 p.m., the Plaza’s Beer Garden hosts the festivities, featuring replica versions of the time machine and the Libyans’ Volkswagen bus, characters from the films, drink specials like Doc’s Wake Up Juice (a Basil Hayden Bloody Mary) and an 8 p.m. BTTF costume contest, with a $500 prize awaiting the winner.

Bonus: The same day, 11 Century and Regal theaters in the Valley will show all three Back to the Future films (let’s call it a Back-to-Back-to-Back to the Future marathon), for the price of a single movie ticket. So make like a tree, and get over there.

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