November is shaping up to me quite a magical month at the cinema this year. With Marvel’s Doctor Strange and J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them both hitting theaters, audiences are rampant with excitement to see what type of sorcery these filmmakers and storytellers have in store for us. Many Harry Potter fans are aching to get details on this upcoming entry in Rowling’s Wizarding World, and thanks to an upcoming screening benefiting for charity, Potterheads may have the chance to see it early with some special guests in attendance.
That’s right. On November 12 at 6 p.m. ET at the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York, J.K. Rowling and Eddie Redmayne will be in attendance for a special screening in honor of Rowling’s nonprofit children’s charity, Lumos Foundation USA in partnership with Warner Bros. and Scholastic Inc. All proceeds and contributions from this screening will be donated to the organization which helps millions or orphans back into good homes and family life.
Rowling and Redmayne will have a conversation preceding the screening of the David Yates-directed film. For those who want to buy tickets for this exciting event, admission ranges from $25 to $300 and can be purchased through the official Carnegie Hall website starting at 11 a.m. ET.
“Decades of research and evidence show us that all aspects of a child’s development suffer when they are raised in orphanages and institutions. These places can never replace what a child needs, which is love, care and attention from a dedicated parent or caregiver,” said Georgette Mulheir, CEO of Lumos in the press release. “Because most children in orphanages are not orphans, they can go home if we can put the right support in place for their families.”“We are profoundly grateful to J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. and Scholastic for making this exciting film screening possible. Not only is it an opportunity to be among the first to see the film, but it will also help Lumos do the vital work needed to help the millions of vulnerable and voiceless children in orphanages get back to their families and family life, which is their right, and it is where they belong.”