The world of Harry Potter will get a little bigger when the prequel film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them arrives in theaters in November, but the original saga is getting the rerelease treatment a month early.
Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX have announced plans to rerelease all eight films in the original Harry Potter series as part of a one-week event that will present the entire saga at various IMAX theaters around the U.S. The event will kick off October 13.
While the last six films in the original series — Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Parts 1 & 2 — were all released in IMAX during their initial runs, the first two films did not get an IMAX release. That means this will be the first time that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be shown in the format.
Fans of the franchise have a few options as far as tickets go, with the opportunity to buy tickets to single screenings and various multi-film packages. Information about the event, including theater locations, and tickets are available at the IMAX website.
According to the official announcement of the event, the four types of tickets are described as follows: “Single Ticket; Day Access (admittance to three or more shows in a single day); Four-Show Access (admittance to four shows any time, any day); and Festival Access (unlimited admittance throughout the event).”
Along with the movies, audiences for the IMAX screenings will also get to see some behind-the-scenes footage from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and certain screenings in Los Angeles and London will also be attended by cast from the latest film.