Fantastic Beasts Fan Event Coming To 18 Cities Around The Globe

Warner Bros will be holding a free Global Fan Event to promote Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The event, which is being called, Fantastic Beasts: A Return to J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World will take place on October 13th, 2016 in 18 cities around the globe:

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. Hit the jump to find out more information on the Fantastic Beasts fan event and learn how you can attend.

Fantastic Beasts Fan Event Announcement

Below you can find a press release giving all of the details about the event. In select theaters around the world, fans are invited to join the cast from Fantastic Beasts for a live Question & Answer session and be the first to see new footage from the upcoming film. Those attending the events will be given some cool swag: a specially designed "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" t-shirt exclusive to the worldwide event, as well as a collectible mini-poster. As an added bonus, audiences in the U.S. theaters will also receive a special screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, being presented for the first time ever in IMAX.

For those of you unable to attend at a participating theater, the event will also be live streamed on Fantastic Beasts Official Facebook Page. Sounds like Warner Bros is going above and beyond to promote this film. The studio is betting big on the future of the Harry Potter franchise but it seems like fans aren't as excited about Fantastic Beasts as it lacks the characters and locations from he original Harry Potter films. The studio is hoping that fans of the series will want to return to this world.

Here is the official press release.

A RETURN TO J.K. ROWLING'S WIZARDING WORLD THE GLOBAL FAN EVENT CELEBRATING THE NEW FILMFans Will Be Treated to a Special Preview of New Footage From the Film?in IMAX, and Can Be Part of a Live Interactive Q & A With the Stars and Director

As the excitement builds for the November 18th opening of Warner Bros. Pictures' new adventure "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," fans will get to experience some of the film's magic early at the global celebration A RETURN TO J.K. ROWLING'S WIZARDING WORLD. The worldwide fan event will kick off on Thursday, October 13th, at 8:30 p.m. GMT (3:30 p.m. EDT, 12:30 p.m. PDT) and simultaneously in major cities in the U.S. and internationally. The announcement comes on the heels of this morning's debut of the brand new trailer for the film.

Sue Kroll, Warner Bros. Pictures' President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, stated, "The enthusiasm and support of wizarding world fans everywhere has meant so much to us, as well as the filmmakers.  We are proud to share some exciting footage from 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' at this global event created just for them, and are especially thrilled that most can experience it in IMAX."

Attendees will first be treated to a never-before-seen reel featuring some of the thrilling moments from the much-anticipated film. Talent from "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" will be joining the celebration, in person, at two IMAX theatres, in London and Los Angeles, to welcome the fans.

In London: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, and director David Yates will be on hand.

In Los Angeles: Colin Farrell and Jon Voight will be in attendance.

Fans gathered at those locations, as well as attendees watching from IMAX theatres in New York, Sao Paulo and Mexico City, as well as a non-IMAX theatre in Rome, will be able to submit questions to the stars and director during the Q&A. It will be a rare opportunity to learn more about the story and their thrilling foray into a new era of the wizarding world.

The footage shown, as well as the Q&A, will also be streamed live online at so eager fans around the world can share in the excitement.

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.

As an added bonus, audiences in the U.S. theatres can stay for a special screening of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," being presented for the first time ever in IMAX.

Additional details about locations, times, and tickets to the events can be found at: