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The Brisbane Convention Centre Is Screening Harry Potter Complete with a Live Orchestra

The wizards at the Queensland Symphony Orchestra will be providing the musical magic.
By Imogen Baker
October 31, 2016
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The Brisbane Convention Centre Is Screening Harry Potter Complete with a Live Orchestra

The wizards at the Queensland Symphony Orchestra will be providing the musical magic.
By Imogen Baker
October 31, 2016
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In these tumultuous modern times — these times of Pottermore, Fantastic Beasts spinoffs and The Cursed Child — it's comforting to be able to take it back to basics. Basics, here, meaning the score of the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone film played live by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

That's right — just like their counterparts in Sydney, the QSO are taking us back to 2001 when the first of the eight Harry Potter films came out. It made us cringe (the acting — so bad but so good), marvel at how not hot Neville Longbottom was (boy, would we learn) and — most importantly — float away on a magical adventure thanks to the incredible score by John Williams.

In two sessions taking place next April 1st (and no, this isn't an April Fool's joke), you'll be able relive the magic all over again when the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre screens the film scored by a real, live orchestra. Maybe they'll release live owls! Maybe not because that would be chaos. Maybe they'll release live rats? Actually, absolutely not — we all know rats are secretly fat old criminals hiding from magical law enforcement and waiting for the Dark Lord to rise again (lookin' at you, Pettigrew).

As you might imagine, tickets are selling like pumpkin pasties; in fact the first concert was more popular than butterbeer, leading to the lightning-fast announcement of the afternoon session. So, you'd best get in quick or spend eternity griping about it like some Moaning Myrtle-type character.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone will screen at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre at 1.30pm and 7.30pm on April 1, 2017. Grab tickets here.

Published on October 31, 2016 by Imogen Baker

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