Ahead of the theatrical release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on Nov. 18, IMAX is bringing all eight Harry Potter films to theaters for one week starting Oct. 13. The event, aptly named “Harry Potter IMAX Week,” will bring six of the films back to IMAX screens while two of them, Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets, will be screened in IMAX for the first time. The films will be aired in IMAX 2D.
The screenings will include a sneak peek at Fantastic Beasts and recorded greetings from the cast, although we’ll have to see if it’s different footage than what will be shown during the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Global Fan Event taking place on Oct. 13.
“Harry Potter is one of the most beloved film franchises of all time and is incredibly important to the history of IMAX,” Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and senior executive VP of IMAX Corp., said.
To date, the six films that have played in IMAX theaters—Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, and Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 & 2—have grossed approximately $216 million worldwide. With all of the films screening a month before Fantastic Beasts’ release, that number is likely to rise.
H/T the Hollywood Reporter