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Big Screen on the Green: 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'

Get a dose of muggles and magic on Brisbane's 44-metre-long screen.
By Sarah Ward
August 16, 2019
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Big Screen on the Green: 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'

Get a dose of muggles and magic on Brisbane's 44-metre-long screen.
By Sarah Ward
August 16, 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 Philosopher's Stone, the first cinematic adaptation of JK Rowling's first enchanting novel, 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, September 27 (with gates open from 5.30pm), it'll bringing this wondrous first 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 cocktails and butterbeer.

Feeling like splashing out? If you'd like a picnic, bring a pal and nab a $60 gourmet hamper package for two, which includes charcuterie, a cheese platter and breads. Or, go all out with the 'Start of Term Feast' for $75 per person — complete with butterbeer, a Harry Potter-themed buffet dinner (think Hagrid's shepherd's pie, yuckiest garden sprouts, Aunt Petunia's trifle and green snot jelly, among other dishes), and your own house scarf to take home afterwards.

Image: Big Screen on the Green.

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