Doors open for pre-show fun at 11:15am!
Thanks to our community partner for this screening, the Pima County Public Library
You’re a wizard, Harry! Celebrate Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary (J.K. Rowling’s first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was released in the UK in 1997), with a magical movie party featuring costumed characters courtesy of the Potter Players, a Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans tasting table, and butterbeer for sale at the snack bar! Join Mildred & Dildred Toy Store for a fun Potter craft! Free Golden Snitch Cake Pops and Butterbeer Cupcakes, courtesy of Cakes for Causes, while supplies last! Wear your best Harry Potter garb and join our Costume Contest, where you could win a fabulous Potter Prize! And then, on to the main event – a big screen presentation of the first Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone!
“A red-blooded adventure movie, dripping with atmosphere and surprisingly faithful to the novel.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
This is the one that started it all! Based on the best-selling novel by J.K. Rowling, this first installment in the beloved Harry Potter franchise is a fun-filled fantasy adventure from director Chris Columbus (Mrs. Doubtfire). Upon his 11th birthday, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), who lives in misery with an aunt and uncle that don’t want him, learns from a giant named Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane) that he is the orphaned son of powerful wizards. Harry is offered a place at prestigious Hogwarts, a boarding school for wizards that exists in a realm of magic and fantasy outside the dreary existence of normal humans or “Muggles.” At Hogwarts, Harry quickly makes new friends, including Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), and begins piecing together the mystery of his parents’ deaths, which appear not to have been accidental after all! Featuring an all-star cast of legendary British actors, including Richard Harris, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, John Cleese and Fiona Shaw. (Dir. by Chris Columbus, 2001, UK/US, 152 mins., Rated PG)