Londoners, Prepare Yourself for the Ultimate “Potter” Marathon
If you’ve ever watched all eight Harry Potter movies back-to-back, you’ll know that it’s not a task for any mere Muggle – but now, after many requests from fans, Muggles and magical folk alike will have the chance to experience the ultimate Potter movie marathon this spring in London.
The magical marathon event is being hosted by London’s Prince Charles Cinema on April 30, over the Bank Holiday weekend. If you didn’t have the chance to watch all of your favorite Potter movies in theaters the first time around, this is your golden opportunity to gear up with your cloaks, wands, and brooms (all welcome, according to the Prince Charles) and be welcomed back to Hogwarts for an extraordinary 21 consecutive hours of cinematic sorcery.
Getting fully immersed into the wizarding world has never been easier, in an event that follows in the footsteps of similar ones such as the Potter cinematic marathon in Pennsylvania we attended back in 2012. It’s also the perfect time to convert Muggle friends who will have the chance to take in all of the magic and adventure in one go.
The event starts at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 30 with Philosopher’s Stone and will finish at 5:25 p.m. the following day with Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (so you’d better get a full day’s sleep beforehand, lest you slip into slumber during your favorite part of Prisoner of Azkaban). To be honest, we really can’t think of any better thing to do on a Monday morning.
Tickets for the marathon event can be purchased for £32.50 for non-members and £30 for members at the Prince Charles Cinema.
For those of you not in London, don’t despair yet – here’s hoping the trend will catch on at other theaters around the world so the rest of us can experience a full day of non-stop Potter. Meanwhile, there’s always the option of popping some popcorn and retreating to your basement for 21 hours this summer with your wands, your friends, and your favorite Potter pajamas.
Do you think you would be able to handle all eight Potter movies in a row? Do you want to petition your local theater to follow suit? Sound off in the comments below!