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The Astor Is Running Another Harry Potter Marathon Session Very Soon

By Sophie Hodges - 11 Sep 2018

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Expecto Patronum. Got your attention? Good. Can you remember that time The Astor theatre blessed us with a slightly-crazy, back-to-back-to-back-to-back (to-back) Harry Potter movie sesh—well, they’re doing it again. 

After two sell-out events in 2017, The Astor is back with another POTTERFEST: a marathon binge of all the Harry Potter films and Fantastic Beasts, presented in 70mm. 

So what's the occasion? It's all to celebrate the upcoming release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald  (and because they love you all). Kick-off is 11am on 3 November and tickets are $45. Duration is over 20 hours. Twenty hours of Potter, people. 

The Details

Where: The Astor Theatre, 1 Chapel St, St Kilda
When: From 11am, 3 November
For more info, click here

If you need to brush up on your Harry Potter knowledge, please see below for a full breakdown of films in a one-sentence synopsis (written by yours truly). Multiple spoilers included. 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

Harry is living a pretty miserable life under a staircase, gets his Hogwarts letter, makes some pals (Ron and Hermione) and has his first run-in with Lord Voldemort. Does not die. 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Ron’s sister Ginny melts down and opens the Chamber of Secrets, which houses a monstrous snake that's set loose in the castle. Harry and Ron have to get their shit together and save everyone. Neither one dies.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

A prisoner escapes from Azkaban, and he turns out to be Harry’s Godfather, Sirius Black ("He was their friend!!!"). Haz thinks Sirius killed his parents but then realises he’s all g and they are fam. No-one dies. 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

Haz competes in the Tri-Wizard Tournament, he survives the tournament with Cedric (we are graced with the beautiful face of Robert Pattinson), they both touch it at the same time and are transported to another place where Voldy is trying to come back to life, Haz gets it sorted. Cedric dies. 

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

No one believes Voldemort is back in town, Haz, Ron and Hermione build Dumbledore’s Army and Haz realises he has a connection to Voldemort, Dumbledore’s Army have a crack but they have to be saved by Order of the Phoenix and Dumbledore. Sirius dies. 

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

We’re introduced to Tom Riddle, who created seven Horcruxes which need to be destroyed in order to kill Vodemort (long story), and we all realise we hate Draco Malfoy. Dumbledore dies. 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010)

Voldemort and his followers control the Ministry of Magic, nowhere is safe, Harry, Ron, & Hermione are on the run, they destroy one horcrux and learn about the Deathly Hallows and Voldemort finds the most powerful wand ever made. Heaps of people die. 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)

Haz and the gang destroy the Horcruxes, and realise Harry is the last one, there's an epic battle, we realise Snape was actually Dumbledore’s pal, Harry pretends to die and then they kill the snake and kill Voldy. Harry sort of dies but it's all g. 

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