‘Fantastic Beasts’ invites fans to return to Rowling’s Wizarding World

‘Fantastic Beasts’ invites fans to return to Rowling’s Wizarding World

It’s officially fall, which means we’re now less than 2 months away from the release of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The final theatrical trailer was released this week, giving us more of a glimpse into the mayhem unleashed on early 20th century New York when Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) accidentally releases a suitcase of magical creatures upon the city.

Leading up to the November release, Warner Bros. is celebrating the newest installment of the J.K. Rowling franchise with a live fan event on Thursday, Oct. 13. Fantastic Beasts: A Return to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World kicks off at 3:30 p.m. EDT (12:30 PDT, 8:30 p.m GMT) in 18 select cities worldwide. Originally screenings were only scheduled for New York, Los Angeles, London, Sao Paulo, Rome, and Mexico City, but due to demand WB has expanded the promotion into the following eight North American cities have been added: San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Orlando, Washington D.C., Toronto and Atlanta; in addition to the following four cities internationally: Paris, Santiago, Bogota and San Juan.

Cast members will participate in a live question and answer session with Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, and director David Yates will be on hand in London while Colin Farrell and Jon Voight will attend the LA event. Attendees in some locations will be able to submit questions to the “Beasts” gang.

A never-before-seen sizzle reel while whet fans’ appetites for more of Scamander’s adventures and U.S. theaters will present a special screening “Harry Potter and the Sorcer’s Stone,” show for the first time in IMAX. Fans at each location will be presented with a specially designed “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” exclusive t-shirt, commemorating the worldwide event, as well as a collectible mini-poster.

For those unable to attend an event in person, the festivities will be live streamed on “Fantastic Beasts” official Facebook page. Additional details about locations, times, and tickets to the events can be found at: