Friday 18th - Sunday 20th November
This November, watch the highly anticipated adventures of Magizoologist, Newt Scamander in a magical location as we launch special screenings of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Opening on 18th November, the film, which marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, was inspired by one of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbooks and stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne as well as Katharine Waterston, Alison Sudol and Colin Farrell.
Filmed at the production home of the Harry Potter film series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
Each evening from Friday 18th November to Sunday 20th November, visitors to these special screenings will begin by exploring the authentic Harry Potter sets, props and costumes that are showcased at the Studio Tour. Highlights include the Gryffindor common room, Dumbledore's office, the Weasley kitchen at The Burrow and the iconic Platform 9 ¾ that houses the original Hogwarts Express locomotive. After experiencing green-screen technology flying a broomstick over London just like the cast, visitors will receive complimentary hot food, drinks and Butterbeer in the Backlot Cafe.
On completing the tour, visitors will be able to grab a drink and snack to enjoy during the screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film will be introduced by special guest Pierre Bohanna. Bohanna was Head Prop Maker on all eight Harry Potter films and recently continued his work as Head Prop Maker on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Visitors will also see Newt Scamander’s original costume, magical case and authentic wand as they are displayed in the Studio Tour lobby for a limited time to celebrate the cinematic release.
Tickets must be pre-booked through the link below or by calling 0345 084 0900 and are priced at £145 per person. The package includes the following:
- Specially created souvenir ticket to the Studio Tour
- Butterbeer served in a souvenir tankard
- Choice of hot food and a glass of wine, beer or soft drink in the Backlot Cafe
- Complimentary souvenir green screen photograph
- Ticket to the screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in the Studio Tour cinema
- Bag of sweets or popcorn
- Choice of wine, beer, hot or soft drink in the Studio Tour Lobby to enjoy in the cinema
- Souvenir guidebook
- Return shuttle to Watford Junction Station