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


Apr 29, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

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.

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

Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: First? :D Cool! Makes want to go even more! Sigh... Avatar Imagehermy65 says: sounds cool!Avatar ImageAccioSarah says: I can't wait... I wonder if I'll be seeing any of my fellow Leaky Cauldron-ers on Friday!?Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Wow. It sounds and looks like it will be a fantastic experience for every fan out there!Avatar Imageluna.quibbler says: ooh cool!!! Avatar Imagegreatpetie83 says: 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 www.dreuzels.comAvatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Wow, thanks for that update greatpetie83. :)Avatar Imagejljkehoe says: I got my tickets on line yesterday. Avatar Imagepadfoot4ever12 says: I think that I'll be trying to take a trip to Chicago sometime this summer. :PAvatar ImageWitByndMsr says: Urgh, why don't I live near Chicago????? This looks soo cool!Avatar ImageAubNoelle says: Awesome! I can't wait to go!Avatar Imageavrenim says: awesome, they're going to announce other venues soon. please nyc! Avatar Imagebudgie says: I need an excuse to go to Chicago!Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: Good thing Chicago isn't that far away! Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: squee! i might be going in july! how exciting!Avatar Imageiconshero says: Not Fair!Avatar ImageLulu42 says: off to chicago I go!Avatar ImageErinM says: 15 days until I'm there!!! OMGAvatar ImageAgrippa1 says: I've got my ticket to see it on Monday!!! I just hope Chicago doesn't get too many more cases of swine flu before then, or my plans might end up changing.... But I really want to see this!Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: I hope i get to see it!!!Avatar ImageGobbledygook says: and again...i really want to go! :(Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: GAH, makes me feel jealous of the people going! Anyway, I don't think cameras are allowed so no pics?Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: It looks so amazing! Why do I not live in the us? Why??? Avatar ImagewiirenetLC says: Heck yea!!!! I'll be waiting at the door tomorrow, so excited!!!! Avatar ImagewiirenetLC says: Heck yea!!!! I'll be waiting at the door tomorrow, so excited!!!! Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: OMG, this sounds like so much fun. I would go through the tour extra times because I'm sure there would be little things that you might miss the first time around. So exciting!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: It seems so amazing! I wish i could go! :)Avatar Imagesupergirlinfrance says: coolAvatar Imagefan.numero1 says: i needd to go!!! *squee!*Avatar Imagegminerva93 says: I have tickets for this Saturday May 2nd!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!! ??Thank God I live near Chicago!!!??Avatar Imagehpftw says: Ah I have tickets this Sunday, thankfully, because I don't think I could wait any longer for this! Finally I can enjoy living an hour from ChickkkkagoAvatar ImageJersey says: I may need to take a trip out thereAvatar Imagefantasylover12001 says: Dang it. I'm probably NEVER going to get to see this. Why does everything cool in the Midwest happen in CHICAGO? So unfair.Avatar Imagethe_spectacle says: That looks so freaking amazing! *Sigh* wish Australia would have something like that.Avatar ImageAccioSarah says: Man, it sounds like no one is going the same day that I am, I was hoping to meet fellow fans. =) Oh well. I can't wait to be there, I'll be sure to sport my Hufflepuff colors!Avatar Imagebecmajec says: coolAvatar Imagemewthree says: eropean tour. wow, miricles do happen. when hard core fans get together it must look a bit like a screen set.Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: I really want to go. BUT DON'T KNOW IF IT'S COMING TO THE UK. IF ANYBODY KNOWS ANYTHING CAN THEY PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE OWL ME. Thanks :)Avatar ImageCatherine says: SQUEEE!!!!!!!!!

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