BFI IMAX Hosting All-Night Harry Potter Marathons

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Jun 08, 2011

Posted by John Admin

The BBC is reporting that the British Film Institute in London will be hosting all night Harry Potter marathons at their IMAX cinema in preparation for “Deathly Hallows: Part 2.”

The seven already released films will be split over two nights for the 20-hour marathon all-nighters on 17/18 and 24/25 June.

Fans are also invited to dress up in wizarding costumes for the occasion.

“We can’t wait to welcome the biggest and bravest Harry Potter fans in the country,” said Justin Johnson, head of operations at BFI Imax. “If they see every film they’ll spend almost 20 hours in the company of all their favourite characters!

Complete dates and times are listed below:

Harry Potter 1-4 (at the BFI IMAX)
17 June, 10:00 p.m.
24 June, 10:00 p.m.

Harry Potter 5-7 (at the BFI IMAX)

18 June, 11:45 p.m.
25 June, 11:45 p.m.

Tickets can be booked through the BFI website. Good luck to those who take up the challenge!





37 Responses to BFI IMAX Hosting All-Night Harry Potter Marathons

Avatar ImageResaPotter says: YAY FIRST TO COMMENT! Avatar ImageResaPotter says: To bad I dont live in the UK....Avatar ImageResaPotter says: BLAH TOOAvatar ImageJenniRussell says: I wish somewhere in the US was holding a similar marathon! Anyone hear anything about US theatres having similar events?Avatar Imagemiss molly says: Mall of America is having some type of marathon. AMC theatres said they will release info on what they have planed possibly on Friday or next week. I have AMC and Regal in my area. I tweeted Regal but have not got a response back yet. I think a lot of theaters are going to try to do some typr of marathon or at least DH 1 & 2 together that first night. Avatar ImageQuidditchChick82 says: I am majorly bummed about this. Come on, why can't we do this here in the US too? I've been sifting around for weeks looking for news of marathons.Avatar Imagecbm says: I will be in London on the 24th and 25th. This is VERY tempting!Avatar Imagemuggleborn525 says: 20 hour Harry Potter marathon...SWEET! Challenge accepted!Avatar Imagepadfoot93 says: so jealous of the uk fans!Avatar ImageFelipe_Q says: How cool! :DAvatar Imagecrysmesh says: Aww, too bad I'm not from the UK.Avatar Imageanne1 says: Damn, am away the second weekend. I'm hoping that that means they might also do a back-to-back DH1 + 2. Have been looking out for news of that.Avatar Imageanne1 says: ooh I misread, I've just seen that they doing the whole set each weekend... hmmmm, temptingAvatar ImageEmmaria says: :( too bad i don't live in UK :(Avatar ImageMuggleQueen says: That's so cool! Might possibly do it as an end-of-exams + birthday treat. Hmm... tempted.Avatar ImageGrimowl says: HAH! Norway was first, planned for a couple of months now. And we're doing COMPLETE runs, 1 through 7(pt1 only ofcourse) at once. And yea, I really can't wait!:D Avatar Imagesboyer06 says: aahh boo!! i wish they had an all night harry potter marathon here!! that sounds amazing!!!Avatar ImageDavidTheUnready says: I so hope they do this in Ireland too, tempted to get a plane over to UK just for a weekend :)Avatar Imagejacket says: I wish I lived in the UK no way I'd miss that. The IMAX over here should do that! Then I could go...Avatar ImageMariaKeis says: What a treat ! Avatar Imagechinmayrgordey says: Hay anyone knows such competition in INDIA......or amother same......plz tell me....... If i were in uk then i will accept these chalenge.....Avatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: I would love to do this but I can't. It would be amazing if there was a huge IMAX near me that could do this...Avatar ImageHarrypotterultrafan says: Might not be able to go:( Is it just in London or all IMAX cinemas?? If anyone knows could you owl me please?? Thank you! <3Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Why isnt any U.S. theaters doing this!?!? At least with part 1 they should be showing both DH movies back to back. I need to start looking into tickets, see what I can find out.Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: In Finland, Finnkino is doing in select cities what they call "Tylypahkan laaja oppimäärä", or "Extensive Syllabus of Hogwarts" (probably a crappy translation, I don't know the correct terms in English), a week of HP movies leading up to Deathly Hallows II. They're showing one movie every night, from the 4th July until 10th July, then have a break for a couple of days and then the premiere of DH II on the 13th, at 0:07 o'clock.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Sounds like a good time will be had...Avatar ImageMahin says: I don't live in UK either. :(Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: I wish I could go go!!!!!!!! i don't live in UK. :(Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: That is so cool! But, I'm blessed to have all the films and I could watch it anytime! =]Avatar ImageMiss.Weasley says: Why does all the good stuff happen in the US and UK?! soooooo jealous. please go, enjoy, and tell me all about it!Avatar Imagegexpert says: Just UK? Can't it be the whole world?Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: That is so cool! Wow! 20 hours!!Avatar ImageGryffindor_Girl_xx says: OMG I COULD GO! *goes to BEG her mum*Avatar ImageGryffindor_Girl_xx says: OMG I COULD GO! *goes to BEG her mum*Avatar Image2tal says: This is great! Anyone want to get together to charter an airplane or boat to the UK for this?!.-D Maybe someone will do this stateside? Come on you corporate rats!Avatar Image29puppy104 says: I wish I lived in the UK... C'MON AMERICA, DO SOMETHING!!! :PAvatar Imageazaadpotter says: Wish i was in UK

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