Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Screenings
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
For Terms and Conditions click here
4.00pm Arrive, register and collect souvenir tickets
4.30pm Enter the Studio Tour with other public visitors
5.30pm onwards Food and drink will be available from the Backlot Cafe
7.00pm Exit the Studio Tour through the retail shop to collect cinema-style snacks and drinks from the reception area
7.15pm Re-enter the cinema to take your seats
7.30pm Pierre Bohanna introduces the film
7.45pm Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them commences
9.55pm/10.30pm Film concludes* and depart
*Depending on final film running time
Must guests meet an age requirement in order to attend?
This event is open to guests who meet the age as required by the film’s rating. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Will all areas of the Studio Tour be open?
Yes - you will have access to the Studio Tour in its entirety between 4.30pm and 7.00pm. You will then have exclusive access of the Studio Tour cinema from 7.30pm to watch the film.
I've already purchased a standard Studio Tour ticket. Can I upgrade to this event?
Visitors with a general admission ticket are welcome to upgrade to a ticket for this event, subject to availability. To do so, please contact our Visitor Services Team on 0345 084 0900.
What facilities do you offer for carers?
Carers who are accompanying a disabled visitor are welcome to take part in this experience. Tickets must be booked via our Visitor Services Team on 0345 084 0900 and are offered at a reduced rate of £95 per carer. This includes all aspects of the experience.
Is there a cloakroom?
Yes - coats, bags, umbrellas and luggage can be left in our free cloakroom while you enjoy the event. The cloakroom is located at the Information Desk in our Lobby.
How do I inform you of my dietary requirements?
When ordering from the Backlot Cafe, please make the catering team aware of any dietary requirements before ordering. If you have any special dietary requirements that you believe require advanced planning, please contact the events team.
How early can I arrive at the Studio Tour?
We suggest arriving for 4pm to register at the event and collect your souvenir ticket package.
What happens if I arrive late?
If you are running late, please see a member of staff who will take you in to the attraction to join the other guests.
What are the menu options?
You are able to select a hot food option from the Backlot Cafe from a variety of choices. All other food and drink inclusions are listed within the package.
I cannot make this event. Will you be holding any others?
Please check our website for updates on future events.
What is the refund policy?
This event is subject to a no refund policy.
Will the shuttle bus be running?
Yes, we operate a shuttle bus service for guests to the Studio Tour, leaving Watford Junction every 20 minutes. Guests are responsible for all travel arrangements; please check train times before travelling. Please show your booking confirmation to the driver for complimentary return travel.
Does the package include any special extras?
The full package details are shown above.
Will the Studio Shop remain open?
The Studio Shop will close during the screening and therefore we recommend any retail purchases are made during your tour before the screening at 7.30pm.
How can I book tickets?
Tickets for this event are now sold out.
Will I receive a ticket in the post?
For this event, your booking confirmation will act as your ticket and no tickets will be posted. A souvenir ticket package will be available upon arrival at event registration.
Do you have a vegetarian option?
A vegetarian option is available from the Backlot Cafe on the evening. Please inform the catering team of any dietary requirements prior to ordering.
What will I need to bring with me?
Please bring your booking confirmation with you as this will act as your ticket to the event. If you wish to consume alcohol, you will also need to produce a valid photo ID to prove that you are over 18.