Harry Potter Film and Cultural Festival

Row House Cinema
February 17—March 2
Various times

Calling all Hogwarts students, Death Eaters, witches, wizards, and more to Row House Cinema. For two magical weeks, the Lawrenceville neighborhood theater will transport views to the wondrous wizarding worlds of Harry Potter.

So dust off that Gryffindor robe, don a Dumbledore tassel hat, strap on a pair of Quidditch goggles, and practice waving your Hermione wand, because this wintertime cinematic extravaganza celebrating all things Harry Potter is not-to-miss.

Kicking off this Friday, the all-ages Harry Potter Film and Cultural Festival will screen all eight films from the blockbuster British-American film franchise. Spanning 2001 to 2016, the engrossing films are based on the wildly popular, award-winning, fantasy book series by British novelist J. K. Rowling which have sold more than 400 million copies worldwide.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Image courtesy of Warner Bros.

From the seminal Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone all the way up to last year’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, this unique film fest boasts something for wizards and witches of all generations.

A slew of creative events will augment the film screenings, such as costume contests, family days, pajama nights, trivia games, and special Harry Potter themed happenings. In the event’s pop-up Hogsmeade Tavern, Potter devotees can sample butterbeer, pie, ice cream cookies, and more. Attendees can also have their fortunes told,  shop for witchy wares and enjoy live music by Pittsburgh’s own Harry Potter tribute band, Muggle Snuggle.

View a complete schedule and buy passes.

Courtesy Harry Potter Film and Cultural Festival.

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Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...