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The Harry Potter Passport

The Harry Potter Passport - is it really

The worldwide box-office take for the Harry Potter series of films is in the neighbourhood of $7-billion dollars and it's about to go up - and up significantly. 

Not only is the final chapter of the blockbuster series "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" headed to theatres this summer - but in advance of said final chapter, Cineplex Entertainment and Warner Brothers Pictures Canada will present special screenings of the first 7 films consecutively beginning later this month.

Kyle Moffatt is Director of Communications for Cineplex and he tells 570 News that fans of the series can't wait for the finale - and have been talking about the first 7 since they came out.

In order to build the excitement to a fever pitch - fans can buy what is called the Harry Potter "Passport" for $24.99. The Passport is available at Galaxy Cinemas in Waterloo and it gives you tickets to see each of the first 7 films in the weeks leading up to the July 15th release of "Deathly Hallows Part 2".

Cineplex will present two special screenings each week of a Harry Potter movie starting with "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" on Saturday May 28th at 10:30am and Monday the 30th at 7pm. The complete schedule is listed below.

The tickets go on sale beginning Friday, May 20th and guests can choose which presentation time to attend, either Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. local time or Monday evenings at 7 p.m. local time.

In addition to tickets for all seven movies, each passport will also include a promotional code for the earliest access to buy advance tickets to the final film, a bonus contest entry for a chance to win a trip to the world premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" in London, England. The package also includes a promotional code allowing passport holders to download-to-own the first six Harry Potter movies for $7.99 each from the Cineplex website.

The Passports are on sale at participating theatre box offices only, but tickets for individual movies can also be purchased for $5 each at participating theatre box offices, through the Cineplex Mobile Apps and online at www.cineplex.com or the mobile site m.cineplex.com. SCENE members will receive 700 points for purchasing a passport or 100 SCENE points per individual movie.