Nothing, not even a F-14 Tomcat pushing its airspeed indicator to the limit, can zoom any of us back to 1986.
But we can jet some 30 years back into the past, in cinematic spirit, via the opening night film of the ever-popular, ever-enduring, happily historic Last Remaining Seats film series.
The summertime LA Conservancy event, which sees six or seven movies land in a number of vintage movie palaces around downtown LA, began as a film fundraiser juuust about 29 years ago, in 1987, only mere months after "Top Gun" first hurtled through multiplexes around the world in the spring of '86.
They make a solid duo, then, Last Remaining Seats and the Tom Cruise-led blockbuster, as the series opens its 2016 run on Saturday, June 4 at the Los Angeles Theatre.
Tickets for all seven films in the series are now on sale to the general public.
Worth nothing? Half of available tickets were sold to LA Conservancy members ahead of the general public sale date (Wednesday, April 13). Thus you'll want to move with the speed of a fighter plane if you want to ensure you have a seat at your favorite movie.
As for the five films to follow the '80s classic? They go a bit further back in time, as is tradition with Last Remaining Seats. "To Kill a Mockingbird" follows on June 8 at the Million Dollar Theatre, "Some Like It Hot" laughs it up on June 11 at the Los Angeles Theatre, "Dos tipos de cuidado" unspools at the Palace Theatre on June 15, "Singin' in the Rain" and "Double Indemnity" at The Theatre at Ace on June 18 and June 22 (respectively), and "Safety Last!" at The Orpheum on June 25.
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The final film on the 2016 was famously shot around downtown Los Angeles nearly 100 years ago, in 1923, so consider that as you step back onto Broadway after the credits roll.
As for returning to 1986 via this film series, which is now, like "Top Gun," three decades along? That's the beauty of the pictures: They're little time travel capsules, at least for a couple of hours.
Plus, by going back in time, via a movie, we don't accidentally alter the future, which, of course, must always be considered in actual time travel.
Food for thought. But think this: Tickets do sell out. Best not count on time travel to get you a seat to this popular cinema series.