Harry Potter, The Exhibition to Open in Ontario, Canada April, 2010Movies
Harry Potter, The Exhibition is on the move again, due to open in Ontaria, Canada in April of 2010. The traveling exhibition of props and sets used in the Harry Potter films is currently on display in Boston, Mass until February 21st and is then due to open April 9, 2010 at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada marking the first stop outside the US. The exhibition will run until August 22, 2010 and tickets are now available. Various officials responded to the good news:
“The Harry Potter books have introduced millions of children to the enjoyment of reading and the film adaptations have enthralled fans, stimulating their creativity and imaginations,” said Lesley Lewis, CEO of the Ontario Science Centre. “Harry Potter: The Exhibition is an ideal fit with our Science Centre mission and I’m confident that Harry Potter fans will be delighted by the opportunity to immerse themselves in this exhibition.”
“We are thrilled to be opening Harry Potter: The Exhibition in Canada to give fans the opportunity to experience all of the incredible components of this magical world brought to life,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President, Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “The Ontario Science Centre is a wonderful venue that will showcase perfectly Harry’s world for fans of all ages to enjoy.”
"We are delighted with the reception the exhibition has received in Chicago and Boston and we are honoured to make the Ontario Science Centre the first stop on its international tour," said Eddie Newquist, President, Branded Entertainment, Exhibitgroup/Giltspur. "Fans young and old from around the world have given us tremendous positive feedback, and we are hopeful that all the Harry Potter fans in the Toronto area and beyond will have a chance to visit this one-of-a-kind exhibition."
"The Ontario Science Centre is excited to offer our visitors the opportunity to step into a world that has captured the imagination of both children and adults for over a decade. This exhibition will add a new dimension to our exciting and inspiring programming,” said Dr. Hooley McLaughlin, Ontario Science Centre Director of Visitor Experience. “We’re confident that Harry Potter: The Exhibition will draw local and tourist visitors of all ages.”