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"Deathly Hallows: Part 2" World Premiere Set to be Most Spectacular Yet; 7th July Date Announced

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Posted by: Rosi
March 01, 2011, 09:31 AM

Warner Bros. today issued a press release announcing that London's Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square will both be the locations of the World Premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2". WB also announced a date for the premiere: 7th July 2011.

London's Trafalgar Square has not hosted a red carpet film premiere before and WB writes

The cast, filmmakers and guests attending the final Harry Potter premiere will begin the night on the red carpet in Trafalgar Square with the world’s media in attendance.  Special areas will be reserved within the square for fans and competition winners from all over the world to see the actors and creators of some of the most beloved characters of all time.  Cast and guests will then make their way to Leicester Square’s cinemas to watch the film.

 The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is also quoted as saying:

For the last decade we've been gripped by the on-screen battle between Harry Potter and his arch enemy Lord Voldemort and this is one of the most eagerly awaited films in history. As befits a great British triumph, I can think of no better venue than the iconic surroundings of Trafalgar Square in which to stage the most spectacular of send offs for this dramatic finale

A quote from Josh Berger, President and Managing Director of Warner Bros. Pictures UK adds:

We are delighted that our plans for the finale of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will take place in such a spectacular venue.  We pride ourselves on the creativity of our premieres and the space within Trafalgar Square will lend itself to being a magical experience for both guests and fans.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" is released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 15th July 2011.

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40 Comments

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98 Points

This will be great!!!
Here is a link for those who were asking:
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/showbiz/article-23927671-harry-potter-will-premiere-at-leicester-square-and-trafalgar-square.do

Posted by HPlover222 on March 01, 2011, 12:11 PM report to moderator
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The press release link seems to just lead to facebook… Does anyone know where to find the real PR?

Posted by Princess Leia on March 01, 2011, 01:05 PM report to moderator
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Never been to a premiere before and I think I have to go to this one seeing as its the last HP premiere ever; even if i have to go on my own!!!!!

Posted by Gurps on March 01, 2011, 01:07 PM report to moderator
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Has anyone heard if they are planning a double feature of Part 1 and 2??? I personally would love to see it that way. Send me an owl if so!

If not, my daughters and I are planning to watch Part 1 on bluray then go to the theaters to see part 2.

Posted by DumbledoresMan5769 on March 01, 2011, 01:17 PM report to moderator
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1067 Points

I hope the US premiere is in LA and not NY. LA’s only had it twice. It would be nice if they go all out again for every premiere as they end. LA is where Hollywood is. I hope they go out with a bang over here. I would love to come out to try to see the red carpet.

Posted by eiVega on March 01, 2011, 01:44 PM report to moderator
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346 Points

Its not fair. I wish I could go soooo bad. Stupid stupid stupid plane fares and parents :P

Posted by cloethebelatrixlover on March 01, 2011, 02:32 PM report to moderator
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It would be so magical to go! Alas there is a large pond and a substantial amount of realestate between AZ and London. SIGH!!!!!!!!

Posted by hewy on March 01, 2011, 03:09 PM report to moderator
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IM GOING IM GOING IM GOING IM GOING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!! IM GONNA MEET EMMA WATSON, RUPERT GRINT, EVANNA LYNCH, DAN RADCLIFFE AND BONNIE WRIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IM GONNA HAVE MY PHOTO TAKEN WITH THEM ALL AND EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Emy_Lovegood on March 01, 2011, 04:08 PM report to moderator
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IM SO GLAD THAT THE WORLD PREMIERE IS IN LONDON WITH IT BEING A BRITISH FILM AND EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Emy_Lovegood on March 01, 2011, 04:10 PM report to moderator
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The London premieres are always so exciting to watch! Wish I could be there!

Posted by KB Prez [ROAR!] on March 01, 2011, 04:36 PM report to moderator
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GMTA, DumbledoresMan5769! I was just thinking exactly the same thing. :-)

Does anybody know when WB plans to release the first trailer for Part II?

Posted by Butterbeer on March 01, 2011, 04:59 PM report to moderator
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loonyluna, I doubt it unless you’ve won a competition ;) Dan in particular hardly ever does photos because he’s afraid of being pullied into the crowd by.. no pun intended.. loonies!

Feeling quite uneasy about this change of venue, it’ll be my 5th Potter premiere and there are enough logistics problems at Leicester Sq which they’re used to planning for, if they don’t plan it down to a T there are going to be lots of disappointed people…

Posted by JoRowlingRocks on March 01, 2011, 05:45 PM report to moderator
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683 Points

It will be so sad and exciting at the same time!
amazing
the end of a movie generation

Posted by HalfbloodPrince08 on March 01, 2011, 07:00 PM report to moderator
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629 Points

ooh awesome! XD

Posted by ExpectoPatronum512 on March 01, 2011, 07:18 PM report to moderator
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i want to go so bad

Posted by Leander21[WBM] on March 01, 2011, 07:32 PM report to moderator
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