Warner Brothers has released a press release to officially announce the premiere of the international tour of Harry Potter: the Exhibition. It will be opening in Chicago on April 30th, 2009 at the Museum of Science and Industry:
“We are proud to present this unique exhibition, which captures the magic of Harry Potter and will give fans of all ages a front row seat to some of the most iconic artifacts and scenic elements from the beloved films,” said Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “We are pleased to debut this very special exhibit in Chicago at the Museum of Science and Industry.”
“Since 2000, when we began production on the adaptation of the first of Jo Rowling’s remarkable books, we have had the great privilege of working with some of the most talented artists and craftsman in the world,” said David Heyman, the producer of the Harry Potter films. “We are delighted that fans will finally have the opportunity to see, in person, some of their favorite props and costumes. We are looking forward to audiences enjoying the care, creativity and attention to detail involved in their making, just as we do each and every day on set.”
Tickets are on sale now at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry’s website.
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UPDATE: Here is a link to the video from the announcement in Chicago. (HT: Questionswork)