The last “Harry Potter” book was released in 2007. Let’s let that fact sink in for a second. That’s nearly a decade ago. The last time a “Harry Potter” book was released, Instagram wasn’t even invented yet. 2007 was the last time that you got to dress up like Hermione, or Luna, or your Patronus, and wait hours in line shivering in the cold at the midnight release just to get the first touch of that brand new book. Then there was the speed-reading for the next twenty-four hours until you were finally done, just to flip right back to the first page so you could start the whole thing over again. Then, thankfully, there were the movies, and they were amazing. But then the movies came out on DVD, and there were no more books left to be released. Watching the movies at home is still great, but somehow when your roommate is snoring or having sex with her boyfriend in the middle of Deathly Hallows Part II, it ruins the magic a little bit.
Thanks to J.K. Rowling, the queen of continuing plot lines, we now have “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” to look forward to. The trailer is amazing, and on November 18th when the movie opens in theaters I’ll be there ready to experience it. But something even better is going to come before then. Something that allows you to relive the best days of your life all over again.
Beginning on October 13th, all eight of the “Harry Potter” movies will be screened in IMAX theaters for an entire week. If you’re not sure how you’re going to get away with missing an entire week of work to sit in a movie theater, you’ve got until the 13th to come up with a good excuse. Tickets will be available for a single show, day access (as many shows as you can get to in a single day), four-show access (four shows on any day), and festival access, which gets you into any show at any time for the whole week. I don’t know about anyone else, but as a 90’s baby I’m grabbing a seat, some popcorn, and a festival access ticket and not moving for an entire week.
We might’ve never gotten a letter to Hogwarts, but that doesn’t mean it won’t always be there to welcome us home. *sobs.*
Can someone bring tissues, please?.
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