IMAX Helps Get Your Harry Potter Fix to Prepare for Fantastic Beasts

Even the best intentions can have strange consequences. Take for instance the IMAX announcement explaining that fans of Rowling's wizarding world can see all eight Harry Potter films back to back or over the course of a week during a limited re-release. While seeing the film's in the IMAX format sounds cool, there are some health consequences to consider.

Harry Potter IMAX Event

If one were to watch all eight films inside a movie theater over the course of a week, we can only imagine a slight weight gain, a couple points increase in blood pressure, cholesterol spike from theater food and a massive drop in Vitamin D from avoidance of sunlight. Think I'm being dramatic?

Well, possibly a little, but Warner Bros and IMAX hopes this investment is worth it to see a special preview of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. But, taking my health assessment aside, this means that you have to put aside, wait for it, a whopping 20-plus hours in a single week to catch the Potter marathon. Thank the lord it's fall. Let the race to obesity begin!

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Harry Potter Marathon October 13th

Though "Harry Potter Week" doesn't officially kick off with IMAX until October 13th, you can see some earlier viewings on the IMAX calendar. This should help break up half-the-work-week viewing time into a two week stretch if you plan right. But, if you really want to commit, check out the schedule I'm looking at for October 13th:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: 12PM
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: 3:15PM
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: 6:30PM
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: 9:45PM

So one could get half the franchise done in a day. Factoring in the er, breaks between screenings, one can see all 24 hours of Harry Potter in 48 hours. Considering that a person has to sleep, if you can even sleep after being in a dark room all day, there is little time for much else.

Forget having a job, that's for sure. Unless you want to hear your boss scream "Expelliarmus!" as you explain why you need to use some sick days.