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Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment, in partnership with Imagine Exhibitions and EMC Presents, this week revealed that Harry Potter: The Exhibition, the “most comprehensive touring exhibition ever presented about the Wizarding World,” will make its second stop on its North American tour in Atlanta. It will open in the heart of downtown on Friday, October 21, 2022, at 200 Peachtree Street. Bisnow was first to report the news Thursday.
Tickets for Atlanta will go on sale on Wednesday, September 28, but fans who are a part of the Harry Potter Fan Club will receive exclusive access to presale tickets on September 25, according to a press release.
The world premiere of Harry Potter: The Exhibition opened this past February at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA, where it was seen by hundreds of thousands of fans — ranking as one of the most-visited exhibitions in the history of the museum, the release notes. In addition to Atlanta, the exhibition will continue to tour globally, extending into more cities in Latin America, Asia, and Europe, including the recently announced stop in Vienna, Austria in December 2022.
“Building on the tremendous success in Philadelphia, we are so excited to bring Harry Potter: The Exhibition to the city of Atlanta, the world headquarters of Imagine Exhibitions, and my hometown,” Tom Zaller, President and CEO of Imagine Exhibitions, said in the release. “We create experiences all over the world and it’s nice to show our city what we do.”
The behind-the-scenes exhibition uses the latest innovations in immersive design and technology. It celebrates the films and stories of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, and the expanding Wizarding World, including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, through “beautifully crafted environments that honor the iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts, created by J.K. Rowling and as seen in the films and stories.”
Visitors will get an up-close look at authentic props and original costumes from Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films and will have the opportunity to engage with “innovative, awe-inspiring, and magical environments and installations in ways never before experienced in a touring exhibition.”