'Harry Potter' Adventures to Get All-Nighter at BFI IMAX
LONDON – Harry Potter fans will be wide-eyed in wonderment as the BFI IMAX theater and Warner Bros. Pictures team up for plans to unspool all seven adventures to date across two nights for audiences here.
The BFI IMAX complex in central London will play host to all seven pictures over two nights on two weekends with the same program repeated over the second weekend.
The program kicks off Friday June 17 with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) and Harry Potter TM and the Goblet of Fire (2005).
Then on Saturday, June 18 it resumes with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010).
Fans will get the chance to do it all again on June 24, 25.
BFI IMAX said it plans to serve free tea and coffee during the 30-minute intervals between each film “to help everyone stay awake all night long.”
And fans are invited to dress up in their most imaginative wizarding outfits, as each night prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.
BFI IMAX head of operations Justin Johnson noted that should theatergoers plump for all seven installments, they’d spend “almost 20 hours in the company of all their favorite characters! “
Tickets are priced up to £29.50 ($48) (adults) but brave bookers for both screenings are being offered a joint ticket, saving £10 ($16) on the full price adult ticket.
The move comes ahead of the world rollout of the eighth and final installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, from July 15.