Harry Potter screening for Abu Dhabi with live orchestra accompaniment

Alan Rickman portrays Professor Severus Snape. AP
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Harry Potter and the Hogwarts crew is coming to Yas Island and will bring with them their own orchestra.

The first film of the franchise, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, will be shown in high-definition on a 40-foot screen, while an orchestra performs the score, live.

Screenings, accompanied by the Orquestra Simfonica del Valles, will take place from September 21 to 23 at du Forum, Yas Island.

"The Harry Potter film series is a once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomenon that continues to delight millions of fans around the world," says Justin Freer, President of CineConcerts and Producer/Conductor of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series.

“It is with great pleasure that we introduce for the first time ever an opportunity to experience the award-winning music scores played live by a symphony orchestra, all while the beloved film is simultaneously projected onto the big screen. It will be an unforgettable event,”

Tickets are on sale now and start from Dh150. A 15 per cent early bird special applies on all categories until June 1. For details go to www.harrypotterinconcert.com