The Boy Who Lived Is Returning To The Big Screen
Grab your popcorn and wands Harry Potter fans because Warner Bros. is bringing all eight original Harry Potter films to IMAX cinemas for the first time.
On Thursday October 13th screenings will begin for one week, starting with the Sorcerer’s Stone and continuing on to the Deathly Hallows-Part 2. The screenings come one month before the much anticipated release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on November 18th.
The new film stars Eddie Redmayne and is a prequel of sorts to the Harry Potter films. It is set in New York 70 years before Harry, Hermione and Ron head off to Hogwarts school for young wizards. This will be J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut as the film follows Newt Scamander and his magical briefcase containing a number of dangerous creatures.
The screening of all eight HP films will be the first time Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be shown in IMAX.
Muggles can catch the screenings at their local movie theater and can check movie times and locations on the Fandango website. It may take more than one day to get through all eight films with out a Time-Turner (you’re not a true Harry Potter fan if you’re questioning what this magical device is).
The event will also feature a global fan meet at select IMAX theaters in the U.S. and outside. Appearances by the cast at two locations, London and Los Angeles, will have live Q&A’s. Adding even more hype to this Potter-thon is the exclusive sneek peek of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them that fans will gain access to.
The HP franchise has made over $7.7 billion worldwide with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow- Part 2 making $1.3 billion.