If you’re a muggle who is a fan of all things magical, you’ll be excited to know that the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – the first film in the eight-part movie series and was released back in 2001.
Whether you’re introducing the kids to the films for the first time or watching for the millionth – we’ve got the perfect half-term treat for you. Cineworld is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a whole day of screenings of the first film in the franchise.
Based on J.K Rowling’s 1997 novel of the same name, it became one of the most popular franchises in movie history and made actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson household names around the world.
And this October, cinemas in Yorkshire are set to celebrate the incredible milestone with a screening of the original Harry Potter film.
In a post on its website, Cineworld says: “Venture back to Hogwarts in the first movie from one of the biggest franchises of all time, a film that introduced us to Daniel Radcliffe’s Harry, Emma Watson’s Hermione and Rupert Grint’s Ron.
“Directed by Chris Columbus (who would also helm the second movie, The Chamber of Secrets), The Philosopher’s Stone opens its doors to extraordinary Hogwarts, introducing us to many Potter stalwarts. This includes kindly headmaster Dumbledore (Richard Harris, later played by Michael Gambon), dark arts professor Severus Snape (Alan Rickman), Minerva McGonagall (Maggie Smith) and more.
“Revisit Harry’s fledgling battle with the evil Voldemort (eventually portrayed by Ralph Fiennes) and remind yourself of where it all began. The movie screens in both widescreen and 4DX, the latter allowing you to physically feel the danger of the Quidditch matches as moving seats, scents and wind effects immerse you in the Hogwarts atmosphere.”
From Friday, October 29 to Sunday, October 31 – during the half term holidays you can book tickets here.