Well, Back to the Future was pretty cool! Though, my autograph/photo priorities changes when I found out about the extent of the rules.
I knew going there tonight that it was $20 for an autograph. But I assumed (which I guess I shouldn't have) that for $20, you would get an autograph AND a photo with the actor. But, nope. That ended up being $20 for each thing (or $40 total to get 1 autograph and 1 photo with each actor). Also, they took the pics with their camera and printed them on site, you couldn't take the posed pics with the actors yourself (or have someone you're with take it for you). You could take any other photos you want while in line, etc, but not the actual posed photos.
So, I shifted my priorities a bit. Rather than getting all of their autographs, I decided to get my picture taken with each of them, and I only got 2 autographs... 1 from Christopher Lloyd on my Back to the Future DVD, and 1 from James Tolkan on the Master of the Universe 1987 movie DVD.
Tolkan was pretty cool. When I handed him the DVD cover insert to sign, he said "Ah! Masters of the Universe! Nobody messes with Lubic!" The ONLY thing that I wish in hind sight (I didn't think of this until after I was already sitting in the theater for the movie, long after I had gone through the line for autographs and photos) was to request the phone with him to be him starring me in the face like he does with Michael J Fox at the beginning of the movie.
But it was cool, none the less. All of them were nice and friendly. One guy had a replica of the silver glasses that Doc Brown wears at the end of part I/beginning of Part II, and Christopher Lloyd actually put them on when posing for the photo with the guy, and then he signed them.
The actors did do an intro thing to the movie where some guy from some website (I forget the name of it) was asking them questions. We had our digital camera with us, which has an option for video. We got parts of the Q&A. We would have recorded the whole thing, but part way through it, the camera said the memory card was full, so we started deleting pictures that we didn't care about anymore from it and then recorded a bit more.
Anyway, it was a good time overall!
No Dynamo ever amounted to anything in the history of Fox Valley...
They (meaning the people who run the theater, who said a few things before the movie started up) also briefly mentioned upcoming events, most of which probably wouldn't be of interest (as far as I know) to most of you, but one thing they said, which was pretty vague, but cool, was that they have been in talks with Dan Akroyd to make some kind of appearance at the theater. They didn't specify which movie it would be with or when it would happen (though it sounds like it would be sometime this year if it pans out). So, that would be cool to go to.