HARRY POTTER™: THE EXHIBITION TO PREMIERE IN FRANCE

December 18, 2014
International Touring Exhibition Will Open on April 4, 2015
Tickets On-Sale now at www.ticketmaster.fr

 

December 16, 2014 – PARIS, France – This spring, French Harry Potter™ fans will celebrate as they step into the famous wizard’s magical world when Harry Potter: The Exhibition makes its French premiere.  On April 4th, 2015, Harry Potter: The Exhibition, a 1,400 -square-meter immersive experience, will open its doors at LA CITÉ DU CINÉMA in Saint-Denis, film set 8 & 9, located in Paris. Tickets are now on sale at www.ticketmaster.fr

In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES) created the interactive traveling exhibition, where visitors are able to enjoy dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts™ film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes, props and creatures from the films.  LA CITÉ DU CINÉMA in Saint-Denis will be the exhibition’s first stop in France and third stop in Europe following the adventure museum Odysseum in Cologne, Germany and in Norrköping, Sweden, at Nya Parken. Since its highly successful premiere at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago in 2009, the exhibition has been presented in a variety of major cultural and entertainment institutions and museums in cities around the world including Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, Singapore and Tokyo, and has been seen by more than 3 million visitors worldwide.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition has mesmerized audiences worldwide and we are pleased to bring this truly immersive experience to France for the first time,” said Karen McTier, executive vice president, domestic licensing and worldwide marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products.  “Guests will be captivated by the remarkable breadth and scope of the collection and we are sure fans in France will be thrilled to experience the world of Harry Potter first hand.”

“We are very proud to welcome Harry Potter: The Exhibition to LA CITÉ DU CINÉMA in Paris. We’re thrilled that we can be a part of the Harry Potter experience with this fantastic exhibition, which will make the eyes of fans of all ages shine with delight,” expressed Andreas Waschk, CEO of AWC AG and general manager Science Center Services GmbH—the company organizing the Paris run of the exhibition.

“We are thrilled to partner with AWC AG and LA CITÉ DU CINÉMA to bring the magic of Harry Potter to France,” said Robin Stapley, GES vice president of design and creative.  “Harry Potter: The Exhibition has enjoyed world-class recognition at its landmark venues around the world and continues to thrill fans with its hundreds of props and costumes.”

The exhibition will be open during LA CITÉ DU CINÉMA regular opening hours: Mondays to Fridays from 10.30 am to 7 pm, Saturdays and Sundays, Bank Holidays and School Holidays from 9.30 am to 8 pm.  On the first Friday of each month the exhibition will be open until 9.30 pm.

Timed-entry tickets are required, and the last entry will be 90 minutes before closing of the exhibition.

Tickets to the exhibition are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.fr

Combination admission for LA CITÉ DU CINÉMA Harry Potter: The Exhibition is 19,99 € for adults, 15,99 € for children (ages 4 to 14) and 65 € for families 2 adults and 2 children max.

Audio tours are available for purchase at the day and time of visit and are limited to a daily allotment.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and ©Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights ©JKR.
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About LA CITÉ DU CINÉMA
Située au cœur du Grand Paris à deux pas de Carrefour Pleyel, la centrale électrique Saint-Denis a été mise en service en 1933 pour alimenter le métro parisien. Elle fermera ses portes en 1981.

Dans les années 1990, au cours du tournage de Léon, Luc Besson repère ce lieu laissé à l’abandon et pense immédiatement à sa transformation en un pôle majeur de la création cinématographique en Europe. Ce complexe unique permet comme Pinewood ou encore Cinecitta de créer des films de A à Z (écriture, création de décors, tournage, post-production, avant-premières).

Ce projet allie une réhabilitation, de la construction neuve et des installations techniques hors du commun. Fidèle au bâtiment d’origine, la Cité du Cinéma conserve une âme industrielle qui marie Art Déco et modernité. L’ossature Eiffel, le choix des matériaux et la mise en valeur de certains éléments historiques de l’ancienne centrale contribuent à l’identité unique de ce bâtiment.

 

About AWC AG
Prior to forming Andreas Waschk Consulting in 1989, a specialist project development company for attractions, CEO Andreas Waschk was involved in the music business managing tours for world famous artists such as the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and Luciano Pavarotti.  Rebranded to  in 2006, the company is proud to have been involved in a number of diverse and successful projects. These included – amongst others – advising Ripley Entertainment Inc. and Merlin Entertainments on their European development expansion plans, attracting over 1.5 million visitors to the Titanic exhibition in Hamburg, developing one of the most successful German science centers - Odysseum in Cologne – and creating the Berlin visitor attraction The Story of Berlin.  With over 20 years of industry knowledge and expertise, a dedicated professional team and a carefully selected and steadily growing network of international venues, AWC AG offers a variety of touring exhibitions products and extensive services all around visitor attractions, including development.

 

About Global Experience Specialists (GES)
Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES), a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) company, is a leading marketing company that produces exhibitions, events, exhibits and retail environments. GES provides a wide range of services, including turnkey official show services, audio visual, cutting-edge creative and design, marketing and measurement services–all with an unrivaled global reach. GES partners with leading shows and brands, including Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Spring Fair Birmingham, International Woodworking Fair, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, Bell Helicopter, L’Oreal, and Simon Property Group. GES’ National Servicenter® has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program℠ for the past six years, and for the fifth year in a row Ad Age has named GES as one of the “World’s 50 Largest Agency Companies.” For more information visit ges.com.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

Contacts:

CLAUDINE COLIN Communication
Léa LEVKOVETZ – Marie ROLLIN
Interface Exhibition PR
01 42 72 60 01
lea@claudinecolin.com

FRANCE EXHIBITION
Audrey CAHEN
Promoting & Communication
06 28 77 18 92
cahenaudrey@gmail.com

GES

Jesse Phillips
Director, Marketing
(818) 638-5944
jphillips@ges.com

Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Lea Antonio
Manager, Worldwide Public Relations, Global Themed Entertainment
(818) 954-3121
lea.antonio@warnerbros.com

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