Australian Fans to See Theatrical Re-Release of Harry Potter Films Before Half-Blood Prince


Apr 26, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Fans in Australia will be able to watch all the Harry Potter films on the big screen again as part of the build up to the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Longtime TLC reader Donna let us know that starting June 11, Hoyts movie theaters will be screening Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. This will be followed with re-releases of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on June 18, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on June 25, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire starts July 2, with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix due to screen July 9th. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will then open in Australia on July 15.

Thanks Donna!

122 Responses to Australian Fans to See Theatrical Re-Release of Harry Potter Films Before Half-Blood Prince

Avatar Imagebutter_mellow says: so lucky! i wish they would do that here in the US!Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: They are so lucky! The US should consider doing that!Avatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: That is cool! In the movies???Avatar Imagepenguin1124 says: That would be awesome if they did it in the US, it is a great idea and will get them a lot of moneyAvatar ImageJenskates says: yea im super jealous!Avatar ImageBrad Ausrotas says: I wish they'd do that everywhere else. Especially at Imax. I've only had the benefit of seeing PoA in Imax and it was so awesome. What a great way to market the film too...Avatar ImageLifeInAPizzaBox says: Thats such a good idea montreal should do thatAvatar ImageHPNAIV says: Omg! Hopefully they do this on the US! I've only ever seen Order in theaters, and I've always wished I could see the rest! Avatar Imagecrom says: Yay Australian news. Ahh my Hoyts cinema's are miles away, guess i'll have to trek it. Should be fun though I don't have 60 bucks to see em all I might just have to see my favourites :)Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: It would be great for us USers too ;]. The only HP movie I saw in theatres was OotP. I wish I could've been a fan long enough to see all!... Then again I think I was ab ouit 4 when SS book came out. I think lol.Avatar Imagepottercastfan says: yeah! I wish I they could do it here too!Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: in the movie theaters??? thats so awesome! wow i wish they would do that in the states!Avatar ImageSairus_Aussie says: Yay! I may see the first two on the big screen..Avatar ImageZoom says: thats tight, lucky themAvatar ImageRita_Dumbledore94 says: They're sooo lucky! I wish they would do that here in Italy XD!...The only HP movies I saw in theatres were GOF and OoTP! LUCKY THEM :-(Avatar Imagenandodez says: the channel please, http://potterish-live.blogspot.comAvatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: That would be cool if they did them everywhere - they'd get a lot of profit from that, haha. I probably couldn't pay to see them all though, lol. Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: What a great idea... wonder if anyone around here will think to do that... I'd be so there!Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: What a great idea... wonder if anyone around here will think to do that... I'd be so there!Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: That's sooo cool! I wish they'll do it all over the world! Pleasseee! :DAvatar ImageAugury Feather says: Yay Aussie fans get awesomeness at last! YAY!Avatar Imageane_drew says: Wish they would do that here. I've only ever watched OotP in the big screen once. Certainly not consistent with my watching the films several times in the theaters. But I seriously doubt it. With new local and foreign films coming out every week. I doubt if Philippine cinemas would go through the trouble and costs of showing all past 5 movies. Sigh...Avatar Imageanisia says: Awesome idea! :) Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: i may have to move there :)Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: !! ugh i wish they'd do that here! they're so lucky. sighhh if only lolAvatar Imagefriendofblob says: I should totally have a party and watch all of them the go see the movie at midnight. (or 'sugest' to my friend to do it since she has all the movies!) then agian can't sit THAT long...maybe every day leading up to it. Not at teachers would kill me.Avatar Imagebuthagrid says: Very cool! I was thinking they ought to do something like this before the final film comes out! Avatar ImageDilltheMuggle says: Lucky. I hope they do that close to where I live (but they wont)...or one epic re-release of all of them (when the last part of DH is released) like they did with the LOTR trilogy.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I wish that we could enjoy this opportunity over here in the states!Avatar Imagetubaturtle says: I think US theaters should do that when DH part II comes out!Avatar ImageRaWr...WeReWoLf says: that's cool!!Avatar ImageMatea says: thats interesting..but if they would re-release films in my country I wouldn't gor.why? 1.I don't have enough money. 2. I have all dvds. so whats the point in all that really? money money money...It would be ok re.release all HP films in 10 years or so...then I would definitely go.Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: wish the did it here.luucckkkyyyAvatar ImagexAnaheyy says: OMG ; so luckyyy !Avatar Imagehbp will be betterthan tdk says: amazing .hopefully it happens in indiaAvatar Imageccking says: awwe...they should highly consider this in canada xD i saw all the movies in theatres on opening week, but i think i was only about 8 when i saw the first onee =( it would be great to see them on the big screen again !Avatar Imagetreebeliever says: What a great idea! I would love to have that.Avatar Imagekamidee says: OMG! Yes! I didn't get to watch the first three in the cinemas, and now i can XD Perfect timing too, its between semester break woohoo! Am going to go check where the closest cinema is. Avatar Imageavrenim says: i hope they do something like this in the us before deathly hallows, that would be awesome!Avatar ImageHROAR Mudblood Proud says: What a fun idea! I know that the Star Wars franchise did a few showings like that during the time of the 3 prequel releases. The U.S. should consider following suit with Harry Potter.Avatar ImageSarabi says: Aw, that's really cool :( I wish we'd have something like that here!Avatar Imagemuzic823 says: That's a nice idea :) But, they should really do a marathon type run, instead of spreading it out like that. That's gonna cost a lot of money if you have to pay for each of the 6 movies individually instead of a combo price. Avatar Imagekatem4 says: I've always wanted them to do that once DH is out. That's so awesome.Avatar ImageMini_Moose says: Omg! That is soooo awesome! I'm so exicted!Avatar ImageStuckWithHarry says: That is so cool! thats such a great idea. i think they should do that everywhere else before DH part 2, and show part 1 right before it :PAvatar ImagePineappleCrush says: That is so cool! I've always wanted movie theaters to do that with series movies!!! That would get a lot of people to go to the theaters and spend a lot of money, too! I doubt the US would pick that up, though... and even if they did at $7.50 a ticket, I couldn't afford to go to all of them!!! That just makes me sad :( I'm glad the Aussie's are getting something though! They always seem to be left out :(Avatar Imagejoelface says: Sweet, I'm super excited! Finally us Aussies get something awesome no one else does! Yay! Though I do wish everyone else was doing this in other countries...Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: I'd love this. I saw OotP in Imax, and it was wonderful. Avatar Imagebadger666 says: That's cool.Avatar ImageSmitch says: WOW so awesome! Would I ever start booking off work right now! Haha. I hope a Canadian/American chain picks up the idea! Avatar Imageharrypotterlover10 says: all I got to say is LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY!!1!!Avatar ImageDanielaNC says: It's a nice idea to attract more audience to the theatres. They should do it worldwide. Avatar Imagebutterbeer bottle says: YES!!!!!! This is awesome! It's about time something happened in Australia! I am definitely going!!! Avatar ImageLemonFaerie says: OMG, that is so cool, I was just saying I wish our theaters would do this here! I wonder if any will take note? Pleasepleaseplease??? I would love to see them all on the big screen again!Avatar ImageJaymie Brooks says: The only Harry Potter I haven't seen in theatres was the Philosopher's Stone! I hope they re-release them here in Canada, too!Avatar ImagePigmyPuffPie says: Such a good idea! Hope they do it here too!Avatar ImageRavenclawed says: This is SOO awesome! The first movie I saw on the big screen was GOF - I can't wait to see POA especially! :DAvatar ImageRavenclawed says: I guess it'd be too much to hope that they're also re-releasing the Imax version? That would be SUPER awesome.Avatar ImageRemus_Rocks says: Yay finally us in Aust has something cool to do thats potter relatedAvatar ImageBriannaWazHere says: that's what im gonna do at home, watch all the hp movies then at midnight BAM go see HBP, muhaha, I cannot wait!!!! Avatar Imagespunky_munky11 says: yay i love it when they do thisAvatar ImageRhiannon7 says: That would be so cool. I would love some of the $2 theaters to have a pre HBP marathon.Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: this sucks....i don't want this stupid marathon...i want the move on the same date as everyone else!!! WHY DO THEY HATE AUSSIES! We've been later than everyone else for every realease date of hbp!!!Avatar Image00AMR00 says: Yeah I wish they would do this here in Egypt it was very awesome when i saw GoF and OotP in theaters :DAvatar Imagespicefan1978 says: Those lucky Australians!Avatar ImageTamyris says: I am sooooooo jeaulous. That´s awesome!! I would love to see the previous movies on the big screen again. That´s quite clever. They should do that here in Brazil.Avatar ImageTheGoldenSeeker says: that's a really good idea. if that doesn't happen here in the States, then i guess i will have to copy the idea and have a movie marathon of my own. Kudos to whoever thought of re-releasing them in theaters. :)Avatar ImageYaMum says: I was only 5 and 6 when the first two came out so i REEEEAAALLLYYY want to go see them again but i probably would be going if it was at greater union (another aussie theatre)Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: wow, what a great idea! Avatar ImageOwling says: Hey cool! I'm in Australia, but havent heard that news before though. Gonna have to look up where the closest Hoyts theatre is now.Avatar ImageHPfan13 says: Wonderful!!!! I can't wait to go and see them all. I only watched Goblet of Fire and Order of Phoenix at the movies, it would so much fun to bring my friends and show them how much Harry Potter is famous around Australia, and its not just me!! lol!!! I am so glad Australia is doing something, as the USA have the exhibition and London have the premiere and so do other countries. Hope to see everyone there!Avatar ImageKara000 says: Oh YAY australia gets something nice! About time!Avatar ImageAriel says: I wish they do this in USAvatar ImageMaraudingDon says: Those living in Australia really do get the crappy end of the stick when it comes to films. Originally we were having to wait a month for HBP after the US and UK releases, so this is fun news my kids are all looking forward to taking advantage of. Obviously I will have to be dragged kicking and screaming to every single showing :P! Stock up on the Pods, Hoyts! Avatar ImageDanielleD says: AWWW :( Why do the smart ppl have to live in Australia?? Do WB know how much money they could make if they did this all over the world?? I would go see each movei in theaters!Avatar Imagekams11 says: this sucks man sure i live in Australia but since im going holiday on june 27th im gonna miss out the rest of the movies, and even half blood prince!Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: That would be awesome if they did this in the US.Avatar Imageangelac123 says: YAY!!!!! Finally something for us devoted Aussie fans!!!! This news has made my day!!!! :DAvatar ImageTonks_21 says: HELL YEAH! Its about time we got something like this....i will most def be going to all 5 as many times as possible :-)Avatar Imagecedriclove94 says: OMG THAT IS AWESOME!!! Finally something for us Aussies LOLAvatar ImageGobbledygook says: meh. i saw them all in theaters. :) ah, the memories lol.Avatar Imageshellybasson says: I'm so jealous! I'll just have my own little theatre re-run,,,Avatar Imagepink_duckie_dancer says: Squee!!! So excited (I live in the wonderful OZ)! But I am sure the tickets will cost a bunch -- just another way for HOYTS to make money probably. Still, it is a great idea. A true refresher of the harry potter films. ;)Avatar ImageNoella_Mansrot says: That is a very good idea...and vaguely familiar...why do I recognize...? Oh that's right! I was thinking of asking my dinky little small town theater to run a similar screening marathon. Not going to happen though.... :/Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: They are so lucky! Avatar Imagecghambright says: That's soooo COOL!!! THey seriously need to do that in the US!! I would love to see all of the movies on the big screen again!!! Please do it in the US!!! *fingers crossed!*Avatar Imagethe_spectacle says: Wow, that's awesome! Finally something exclusive to Australia. I knew I was born in this country for a reason. I might make it out to a few films, not sure if I have the money to see all 5. I also have to look for Hoyts cinemas.Avatar Imagemouse68 says: Luce-Lupin !~ROAR~! , I don't know what you are talking about! We ARE getting HBP on the same day as the US, July 15th, but because of the time difference we actually get it earlier, so there is nothing to complain about. As for the person asking for a marathon in one day for a combo price, that would be a bit tricky given that if you put all the films together it would be over 12 hours. Not everyone has the time or the inclination to sit in a cinema for 12 hours straight. I find it a pleasant surprise that Hoyts is doing that and I plan to watch them all again at the cinema because while the DVD's are great, nothing beats the cinema experience.Avatar Imagelisa.hp27 says: yay :D cant wait.Avatar ImageSlytherinGirl911 says: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M GONNA SEE ALL OF THEM AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M IN SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH SHOCK THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Avatar Imagebellyrox says: Thats awesome!! Not sure if I'll definitely see them all, since I have them all on DVD and hoyts gets could be more fun to have a few friends over the few days before the release of HBP and have a massive HP marathon of all the movies. But still good knowing they're getting re-released at the movies, I might go see my favourite, you cant say no to the big screen!Avatar Imagecalliet2b4g says: i don't have hoyts in my city :(Avatar ImageJarOfDirt says: Mwahaha!!!!! Australia Rules! : ) Avatar ImageJarOfDirt says: Oh damn! Just realised don't have any Hoyts cinemas in my state : (Avatar ImageKara000 says: Thats just so amazingAvatar ImageBeelovesharry says: yay i am going to see them all :)Avatar Imageluna.quibbler says: i wish they would do that in england!! Avatar Imagehufflepuff_86 says: OK, I have 2 words for all the Australians out there (and anyone else lucky to be in Australia at this time): So Jealous!Avatar ImageNutsAboutHarry says: I'm in Australia and I just hope they don't charge full tote odds for the tickets. Here an adult movie ticket is $16 and for those of us on a limited income that is just too far out of the budgetry range. But I can't wait to see Philosophers Stne on the big screen again it'll be a blast! Yay for Australia! Avatar Imagemoe miron says: i am sooooo envious. If they do the same in the US it will probably be at major cities--would I travel to see them--well, depending on the distance--ABSOLUTELY!Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I am so happy for them. I too hope they do something like this in the US. I didn't get to see the first movie in theaters and it would be awesome!Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: That's such a cool idea. Lucky them. Wish the UK would do something like that. :) :) Avatar Imagejemj says: What?! This is insane, they should do this in the UK!!! :OAvatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Ohhh lucky! Ah well, the rest of us will just watch them at home and/or re-read. :DAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: awwwww that is soooooo cool!!!! im lucky!! i think ive seen all of them in the cinema. i saw the philospophers stone when i was like 5 or 6. i think i saw it at the movies but i cant remember...... yes i did see it!!!! i asked my dad and i went with my bro, his wife and my sister. they were soooooooooooooo cool at the cinema!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! squee!!! cant wait til HBP comes out!!!!!!!Avatar ImageTrudie26 says: That is so cool! I can barely remember the first two movies so I suppose it would be a good idea to refresh my memory before HBP is released! :DAvatar Imageliebedance says: That's just beyond cool. Why don't we get that in the US?Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: Lucky Australians!Avatar ImageJadeDanielle says: Oh, that's so cool! It's not quite the same, but the day before OOTP came out here in Missouri, they showed all of the films in a row. I thought that was quite fun, but having them rereleased over several weeks is even better!Avatar ImageTiahn says: ZOMG it about time we aussies get something harry potter related and COOOOOOL. now, to scrounge for the money! hmm 16th birthday pressie looks like i have found it :DAvatar Imageweasley1497 says: that is so cool!!!!!! i wish they would do that where i live!!!! cuz sadly, i have NEVER seen a harry potter movie in a theatre. :(((((((((Avatar ImageJersey says: I can't believe they're not doing that in the USAvatar ImageWickedLoz says: This makes me laugh.. I don't know why all the Americans are complaining if they already have all the DVDs! I doubt I will go.. unless its a Tight-Arse-Tuesday! Avatar Imageiconshero says: SOOOO NOT FAIR!!!!!!! Avatar Imageiconshero says: And may i add WHY DOES AUSTRALIA GET ALL THE COOL MOVIE STUFF! THEY GOT THE NEW STAR TREK LIKE A MONTH BEFORE US! Avatar Imageilovethepotters says: the one time australia does anything cool and im not in the country, just my luck!Avatar Imagechocolattewizard says: Hoyts is the big movie theatre chain in Australia. I'm glad we're doing something cool like that coz the UK and US get everything, like the conventions and exhibitions and fantastic movie premieres, but we get this which is good!Avatar Imageele0206 says: I wish the same thing happened in Italy!!!!Avatar Imagekelseyr says: Yay for us in Australia!Avatar Image1HPf says: OMG YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D I am absolutley freaking the hell out, so excited for this! :D :D :D :DAvatar Imagedior-able says: omg! yay! thats so exciting but will it be at all hoyts cinemas...?Avatar Imagedobbyisfree_05 says: YEY! I never saw the first one at the cinemas cos I was a little slow to fall in love!! thank you hoyts!!

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