“Harry Potter” fans, make sure you’re free this month because for one week only, the entire “Harry Potter” movie series is coming back to theaters.
Starting Oct. 13, Warner Bros. is bringing the franchise, including “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” to IMAX screens. The event marks the first time that films such as “Sorcerer’s Stone” and “Chamber of Secrets” have been re-mastered in IMAX.
The marathon is part of an event that will lead into the release of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” which will be in theaters this November. Fans who attend the “Harry Potter” IMAX event will get an exclusive first look at the “Harry Potter” spinoff. As an added bonus, viewers who watch the films in two London and Los Angeles IMAX locations will also be treated to in-person appearances from the cast, as well as a live Q&A session.
“‘Harry Potter’ is one of the most beloved film franchises of all time and is incredibly important to the history of IMAX. Therefore, being able to offer each installment — especially the initial two for the very first time in IMAX — makes this a truly magical event for fans,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp in a statement.
Tickets for the event will be available in four different packages: Single Ticket; Day Access (three or more shows in a single day); Four-Show Access (four shows at any time on any day); and Festival Access (unlimited shows throughout the event).
Cities showing the films include Houston, Brooklyn, Denver, Seattle, Miami and theaters around the Los Angeles area. For a full list of theaters, head here. Passes for the event will cost $30 while individual film ticket prices will vary. Tickets can be purchased at Fandango or on the IMAX site. Packages offered, as well as prices, may differ by theater.
Based on the book of the same name, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” serves as a prequel to the “Harry Potter” series and will be the first installment of a trilogy. The film is scheduled to release on Nov. 18.