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Video, ScreenCaps of USA Today Preview for Harry Potter, the Exhibit

Posted by: sue
April 29, 2009, 10:35 AM

USA Today has a wonderful new video preview online of Harry Potter, the Exhibit which is due to open later this week at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Update: Video now available here in our galleries, and screencaps here of this preview that gives us a quick overview of some the props and sets from the Harry Potter films which are part of the Exhibit. In addition to the previews of the Exhibit we've posted earlier, the USA Today piece notes part of the display will include: "Beds used by Harry and his best friend, Ron Weasley, a Hogwarts acceptance letter and Harry's spectacles and wand are among treasures on display. So is a pink box of "love potion chocolates," which figures in Half-Blood Prince. On an optional audio tour, filmmakers describe artifacts and their relevance."..."Hogwarts' teachers are showcased in classroom settings that include objects identified with their characters: Divination Professor Trelawney's crystal ball, Potions Professor Slughorn's apothecary jars with labels such as "concoction #1029," Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor Lockhart's books, including Travels With Trolls."

In addition, TLC Reader Michael S wrote in to say he also attended on of the early previews, and pointed out: "For the cost of six dollars (five for members and, I think, four for children and seniors), there is an audio tour available with commentary by the filmmakers, including costume designer Jany Temime and, from what I can remember, Stuart Craig. I found it quite entertaining. Very interestingly, someone on the audio tour said that there will be, from what I thought he said, a broom, or brooms, that will accommodate two riders in Deathly Hallows. This is said at the end of the audio clip for the display case with the brooms, so keep your ears open!" "Some of the items in the gift shop include: the San Francisco brand snow globes (I believe are mentioned in a TLC news post), what appeared to be hand-drawn artwork signed by Mary Grandpre, themed candy, and pieces of film from the movies. Of course, there were the books, movies, and soundtracks."

WB has also issued a formal press release heralding the opening of the Exhibit:

"For almost three years, we have been working with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create an exhibition that we hope will be enchanting, engaging and, above all, true to the spirit of the films," said Eddie Newquist, president of branded entertainment, Exhibitgroup/Giltspur. "Harry Potter is a one-of-a-kind cultural phenomenon, and we are excited that this exhibition allows guests the opportunity to experience the work of some of the most talented artists and craftsmen in the world."

"We are very pleased to be opening Harry Potter: The Exhibition with our partners Exhibitgroup/Giltspur and the Museum of Science and Industry in the great city of Chicago," said Brad Globe, president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "The incredible stories written by J.K. Rowling, and the films from Warner Bros. Pictures, have helped us create a truly one-of-a-kind experience for fans of all ages.

TLC will be attending the special fansite preview today, and will have our full report soon, stay tuned! Harry Potter, The Exhibit runs April 30 until September 27. Ticket information can be found via this link.

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15914 Points

First? :D
Cool! Makes want to go even more! Sigh…

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on April 29, 2009, 10:55 AM report to moderator
60 Points

sounds cool!

Posted by hermy65 on April 29, 2009, 10:56 AM report to moderator
181 Points

I can’t wait… I wonder if I’ll be seeing any of my fellow Leaky Cauldron-ers on Friday!?

Posted by Accio... Sarah! on April 29, 2009, 11:28 AM report to moderator
3048 Points

Wow. It sounds and looks like it will be a fantastic experience for every fan out there!

Posted by Kirk on April 29, 2009, 11:30 AM report to moderator
1812 Points

ooh cool!!!

Posted by Freya-Storm on April 29, 2009, 11:43 AM report to moderator
243 Points

Warner Bros Netherlands has put out a press release that there will be a European tour to promote HP6 with some props from the movie and they will visit Haarlem (yes, the place where Harlem, NY is named after) at the end of June. I hope they will give more details soon.
One source is

Posted by greatpetie83 on April 29, 2009, 11:48 AM report to moderator
15914 Points

Wow, thanks for that update greatpetie83. :)

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on April 29, 2009, 12:32 PM report to moderator
74 Points

I got my tickets on line yesterday.

Posted by jljkehoe on April 29, 2009, 12:46 PM report to moderator
709 Points

I think that I’ll be trying to take a trip to Chicago sometime this summer. :P

Posted by padfoot4ever12 on April 29, 2009, 12:46 PM report to moderator
95 Points

Urgh, why don’t I live near Chicago? This looks soo cool!

Posted by WitByndMsr on April 29, 2009, 12:56 PM report to moderator
778 Points

Awesome! I can’t wait to go!

Posted by AubNoelle on April 29, 2009, 01:46 PM report to moderator
5489 Points

awesome, they’re going to announce other venues soon. please nyc!

Posted by avrenim [WBM!] on April 29, 2009, 01:51 PM report to moderator
12005 Points

I need an excuse to go to Chicago!

Posted by budgie on April 29, 2009, 01:52 PM report to moderator
23113 Points

Good thing Chicago isn’t that far away!

Posted by oldenoughtoknowbetter♎ROAR♎OoM1, CW on April 29, 2009, 02:04 PM report to moderator
6690 Points

squee! i might be going in july! how exciting!

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