Who needs a shadow show? It's all about the live orchestras! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone will receive the full VIP orchestra treatment during its screening at the Hollywood Bowl. The Los Angeles Philharmonic will perform John Williams' score for the film, providing a perfectly resonant backdrop for our favourite Golden Trio.
Fans old and new will be able to enjoy the event, conducted by Justin Freer, on the Bowl's high definition screens. This will be the first in Freer's "Harry Potter Film Concert Series."
The L.A. Philharmonics have done similar shows in the past, and say this one is not very different "in that we've licensed it from whichever agency/company represents each respective title in this film-with-orchestra format. All of these were done as one-offs, which is the case for ['Harry Potter'] as well."
The Bowl's upcoming season will also feature a screening and musical pairing of the 2009 Star Trek film.
If the title of the very first installment of the Harry Potter films isn't enough to get you to L.A., perhaps seeing a young, 12-year-old Daniel Radcliffe will do the trick. Who wouldn't want to see the mini-Trio get up to their usual mischief, accompanied by a live orchestra?
You would have to be insane... Or maybe you just have an evil wizard whispering from under your turban.
While Williams will not be making an appearance at the Harry Potter events (his score for the film was nominated for an Academy Award), he will be conducting segments of his music from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The L.A. Philharmonics have also released their plans for a new Walt Disney Concert Hall series, including musical screenings of classic movies like Rebel Without a Cause, On the Waterfront, and Casablanca.
Looks like we're in for some excellent nostalgia bombs and nerdage this year!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone will start the film concert event on July 6, 2016.