This Is Not A Drill: All The Harry Potter Films Are Coming Back To Theatres

by Thea Glassman
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All the Harry Potter films are headed back to the big screen, so get your wands ready

Get ready to relive the magic of Hogwarts all over again. Cinemark theatres announced that they will be showing all eight films plus Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on the big screen. This is a limited time offer, though, so start revving up your flying Ford Anglia ASAP.

Here’s the deal. The 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is coming up, and Cinemark is celebrating by screening all of the films at 141 theatres across the country (complete list of locations can be found here). This will last from Aug. 31 through Sept. 6, and tickets are $5. Yup, you read that right. A movie ticket that doesn’t break your entire Gringotts bank account = a dream come true.

You can also purchase a $25 “festival pass,” which includes “a collectible keychain, a specially designed cup that is refillable for $3.50 through the end of the year, and a commemorative festival badge.”

Yup, sign me up for all of that.

“The Wizarding World holds a special place in everyone’s hearts, and we know many moviegoers experienced the magic of Hogwarts for the first time in a Cinemark auditorium,” Cinemark said in a statement. “We are thrilled to welcome them back to our theatres for this exclusive opportunity to relive the magic in Cinemark XD.”

Are you suddenly having a strong hankering to live your best Muggle life possible? Thankfully, there are a few more ways to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Boy Who Lived.

First off, you can order newly designed cover illustrations of each book in the series, which look completely eerie and beautiful. Because, if you’re gonna rewatch all the films you should probably reread all the books. Hermione would have wanted it that way.

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Also, if you happen to live in New York City, head straight to the The New York Historical Society which is hosting an entire exhibit filled with Potter goodies. A small sampling of what you’ll get: J.K. Rowling’s original sketch of Hogwarts, letters from the author to her editor, and costumes from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. There’s also a ton of cool events, including an owl walk in Central Park and a talk with audiobook narrator Jim Dale.

Hopefully, your 20th anniversary celebrations end up being wonderfully nostalgic and filled with lots of ~magic.~ And if you want to draw a lightning bolt on your forehead in the process, so be it.