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Big Screen on the Green: 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'

Get a dose of muggles and magic on Brisbane's 44-metre-long screen.
By Sarah Ward
December 23, 2019
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Big Screen on the Green: 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'

Get a dose of muggles and magic on Brisbane's 44-metre-long screen.
By Sarah Ward
December 23, 2019
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Trying to battle dark magical forces is a big job. Being the Boy Who Lived is too. There's much that's massive about Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second cinematic adaptation of JK Rowling's enchanting novels, so you'll want to revisit it on a particularly huge screen — one that measures 44 metres long, perhaps?

Set up in the middle of Eagle Farm Racecourse, the aptly named Big Screen on the Green is that giant screen. It hosts films regularly, and from 7pm on Friday, January 24 (with gates open from 5.30pm), it'll bringing this wondrous return trip to Hogwarts to its sizeable expanse.

Tickets cost $15, which gets you a spot on the public lawn — or you can spend $25 and get a large popcorn as well, plus your choice of wine, sparkling, house beer or a non-boozy beverage. You can't BYO food or drinks, but there'll be more available to purchase, including classic movie snacks, Harry Potter-inspired butterbeer cocktails (made from vodka, butterscotch, creaming soda and whipped cream).

Feeling like splashing out? If you'd like a picnic, bring a pal and nab a $65 gourmet hamper package for two, which includes a baguette each, cheeses, meats, dips and crackers.

You can also hire a bean bag for $8, a picnic blanket for $12 and get access to the VIP seating area (bean bag included) for $30.

Image: Big Screen on the Green.

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