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"Harry Potter, The Exhibition" to Open in New York City on the 5th April 2011 Before Going International

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Posted by: Rosi
March 10, 2011, 04:24 AM

Harry Potter, The Exhibition will stop next in New York City for five months from the 5th of April this year until the 5th of September. A press release issued by Warner Bros. announces that the exhibition will open at Discovery Times Square as the tour's last North American stop before it goes international:

Harry Potter: The Exhibition opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, and runs through Monday, September 5, 2011. The exhibition requires a time-entry ticket and guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to ensure the best date and time. Tickets for the exhibition can be purchased at the Discovery Times Square box office (226 West 44th Street), through the website www.DiscoveryTSX.com or by phone at (866) 9.TSXNYC (866) 987-9692. General public admission to Harry Potter: The Exhibition is $25 for adults; $22.50 for seniors (65 and over) and $19.50 for children (4-12); children under 4 years of age are free.
You can read the full press release below:
Harry Potter fans in New York City can rejoice, as they will soon have the chance to step inside the famous wizard’s magical world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which opens at Discovery Times Square on April 5, 2011. The previously unscheduled stop in New York City will serve as the tour’s final North American destination before going international. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased online at DiscoveryTS.com, at the Discovery Times Square box office (226 West 44th Street) or by calling (866) 987-9692.

In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES) created the 14,000-square-foot experiential exhibition, where visitors will be able to visit dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts™ film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes and props from the films. Original artifacts from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ - Part 1 and the highly anticipated finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ - Part 2, will be on display, along with hundreds of original props and costumes from all of the previous Harry Potter films.

“From the moment they step inside, visitors to Harry Potter: The Exhibition are immersed in the fantastic world brought to life in the blockbuster films,” said Brad Globe, president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “New York is the perfect location for our last stop in North America. We think fans will be thrilled to have one more opportunity to experience firsthand the magic of this incredible exhibition.”

Harry Potter: The Exhibition offers fans a firsthand view of hundreds of authentic artifacts displayed in settings inspired by the film sets—including the Great Hall, Hagrid's hut, the Gryffindor™ common room—and more.

“We are pleased to offer east coast fans this bonus destination of the exhibition, all housed within the perfect venue,” said Eddie Newquist, chief creative officer for GES. “There is no better way to celebrate the imagination and creativity of the Harry Potter film series than to actually walk among the iconic costumes and props that helped bring the world of the films to life.”

“We are excited to present New York residents and visitors with this special presentation of Harry Potter: The Exhibition designed specifically for a venue of this magnitude. We’ve saved the best for this last stop - this finale will be the biggest and most magical,” said James Sanna, president of Discovery Times Square.

In addition to Harry Potter: The Exhibition’s additional North American tour stop, fans will also be eagerly awaiting the April release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 on Blu-ray™ combo pack and DVD and the much-anticipated theatrical release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in July.

The exhibition made its world premiere in Chicago in April 2009 before traveling on to Boston and then to Toronto and is now back on the East Coast due to popular demand following a wildly successful run in Seattle. The exhibition tours major cultural and entertainment venues, museums and institutions in the U.S. and internationally.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, and runs through Monday, September 5, 2011. The exhibition requires a time-entry ticket and guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to ensure the best date and time. Tickets for the exhibition can be purchased at the Discovery Times Square box office, through the website www.DiscoveryTSX.com or by phone at (866) 9.TSXNYC (866) 987-9692. General public admission to Harry Potter: The Exhibition is $25 for adults; $22.50 for seniors (65 and over) and $19.50 for children (4-12); children under 4 years of age are free.
Thanks to SnitchSeeker for the heads up!

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52 Comments

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Simply fabulous! I may have to book my tickets now…

Posted by PWilly on March 10, 2011, 05:38 AM report to moderator
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Its a cool thing!!

Posted by Mew5645 on March 10, 2011, 07:31 AM report to moderator
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Just remember, if you want to come along with a large group of HP fans (in robes!) then check out The Group That Shall Not Be Named. www.hp-nyc.com

Posted by TGTSNBN on March 10, 2011, 08:34 AM report to moderator
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152 Points

Squeee! I’m going to New York this summer. This is awesome!

Posted by Verdande on March 10, 2011, 08:46 AM report to moderator
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Bilmey, this is brilliant! It’s going to be a birthday present for me ;] !

Posted by Miss Weasley on March 10, 2011, 09:26 AM report to moderator
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AWEOME! I thought Seattle was supposed to be the last spot. So happy it will be in New York City (I was hoping for Philadelphia). Will have to look into tickets. :)

Posted by Xyra44 on March 10, 2011, 10:09 AM report to moderator
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Awesome! I seen it in Chicago and Toronto…now I think a NY trip is in order :)

Posted by shawfr on March 10, 2011, 12:27 PM report to moderator
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Oooh, I wonder if they’re already sold out for Easter break…

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on March 10, 2011, 12:28 PM report to moderator
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I saw it in Boston – it’s incredible! Can’t wait to see it again (several more times) on my own turf!! ____

Posted by gaminette [GTFO!] on March 10, 2011, 12:34 PM report to moderator
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145 Points

I’m surprised this never went to the south or southwest.

Posted by zoltan42 on March 10, 2011, 12:41 PM report to moderator
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I really hoped it would hit Vancouver after Seattle. Why is Toronto the only Canadian city that got it? :(

Posted by Ellorgast on March 10, 2011, 01:42 PM report to moderator
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Ah, this is so exciting! It might be extremely difficult to swing, but I would love to make this happen. I’ve always wanted to go to NYC, and The Exhibition gives me the perfect excuse. :)

Posted by AnnaGrace on March 10, 2011, 02:57 PM report to moderator
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Finally one i can go too!

Posted by Sirius17 -ROAR_ on March 10, 2011, 03:46 PM report to moderator
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It’s going international sometime right? Ooh, I do hope it stops anywhere near my place

Posted by ykaitot on March 10, 2011, 03:54 PM report to moderator
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Sweet I saw the one in Toronto and I’m going to New York this year!

Posted by Nagini's dinner on March 10, 2011, 04:43 PM report to moderator
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