DeLorean Time Machine to Visit Asbury

WILMORE, Ky. — Asbury University will feature a piece of movie-making history on campus during the Highbridge Film Festival on April 26: the DeLorean Time Machine as seen in the film “Back to the Future.”

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The DeLorean Time Machine from the movie Back to the Future will be on-site at the Highbridge Film Festival on April 26.

Outfitted with parts created specially for the film, the DeLorean — complete with its famous “Flux Capacitor” and time circuits — will be available for fans to sit inside, photograph and enjoy for a $20 donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which raises awareness and funds for Parkinson’s research.

Weather permitting, the car will be positioned in front of Hughes Auditorium from 4-7:30 p.m. before moving to the $12.6-million Miller Center for Communication Arts for the post-festival reception. In the case of inclement weather, the car can be viewed inside the Miller Center.

"The DeLorean, one of the most recognized cars in the world, just adds another level of depth to what is already an incredible film festival,” said Dr. Jim Owens, dean of the School of Communication Arts. “We are delighted to have a chance to host it and help raise funds for Parkinson’s disease research.”

The Highbridge Film Festival will celebrate its 10th year this Saturday of showcasing films for an audience of more than 1,000 people in the historic Hughes Auditorium. Each film selected has been screened by Asbury’s communications faculty — some of whom hold Emmys in their own right — and critiqued by industry experts. Tickets to the Highbridge Film Festival are $15; call the School of Communication Arts at (859) 858-3511, x2405, to check for availability, or visit

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