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Harry Potter Exhibition Premieres in Chicago

The world premiere of Harry Potter: The Exhibition takes place today at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The touring showcase will feature more than 200 authentic costumes, props and more from the films, according to Warner Bros. Consumer Pr

April 6, 2018

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The world premiere of Harry Potter: The Exhibition takes place today at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The touring showcase will feature more than 200 authentic costumes, props and more from the films, according to Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

The 10,000-square-foot exhibit offers fans artifacts in film-inspired sets, such as the Great Hall, Hagrid's Hut and the Gryffindor common room. Some iconic items will be on display including Harry's original wand and eyeglasses, the Golden snitch and Gryffindor school uniforms. The exhibit also features an eight-screen movie montage of Harry Potter films.

"For almost three years, we have been working with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create an exhibition that we hope will be enchanting, engaging and, above all, true to the spirit of the films," says Eddie Newquist, president of branded entertainment, Exhibitgroup/Giltspur. "Harry Potter is a one-of-a-kind cultural phenomenon, and we are excited that this exhibition allows guests the opportunity to experience the work of some of the most talented artists and craftsmen in the world."

"We are very pleased to be opening Harry Potter: The Exhibition with our partners Exhibitgroup/Giltspur and the Museum of Science and Industry in the great city of Chicago," says Brad Globe, president of Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "The incredible stories written by J.K. Rowling, and the films from Warner Bros. Pictures, have helped us create a truly one-of-a-kind experience for fans of all ages."

Harry Potter: The Exhibition will run in Chicago until Sept. 27.

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