Official: Harry Potter Exhibition’s final US stop to be Seattle, opening October 23rd (updated)

UPDATE: Warner Brothers has passed along photos from today’s announcement, which featured Matthew Lewis at the museum in Seattle:

Matt watches confetti fall with Potter fans
Matt poses with a Gryffindor cloak
Matt points his wand at the camera
Matt and a group of children 

Confirming yesterday’s rumors, Warner Brothers today announced the fourth and final North American stop for Harry Potter: The Exhibition:

Soon Harry Potter fans in Seattle will get the chance to step inside the famous wizard’s magical world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which opens at Pacific Science Center on October 23, 2010. Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 14 at 9 a.m. Museum members can take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity beginning at noon on August 10 through 9 a.m. on August 14. Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis, who plays Neville Longbottom in the film series, was on hand today at the Pacific Science Center to kick off the announcement.

In the exhibit, guests will be able to experience dramatic displays inspired by the Harry Potter film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes and props from the films. Harry Potter: The Exhibition will run in Seattle through January 30, 2011

The press release goes on to reveal that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 will be screening at this museum’s IMAX theater when the film opens on November 19th. For more details concerning the Seattle Exhibition stop, visit the Pacific Science Center’s website!

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