NC Celebrates Harry Potter’s Return

B & N Countdown to Midnight Parties

Saturday July 30, 2016, at 8 p.m. join with other Harry Potter fans at your local B&N store for a special Countdown to Midnight Party leading up to the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, which goes on sale July 31 at midnight.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two Graphic

This is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and will be the first to be presented on the stage, It is based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts I & II (Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production. 

The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016 and the script/book will then be released.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

The Special Rehearsal Edition will be available to buy until early 2017, after which a Definitive Edition of the script will go on sale.

The B&N party will feature a special Muggle Wall where customers can share their favorite memories of Harry Potter as well as amazing giveaways and fun-filled activities and customers can enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a set of seven Harry Potter Limited Edition Cover Prints, available exclusively at B&N.

Countdown Parties will be going on at Barnes & Noble stores all round North Carolina so check your local store if yours is not listed here:

Greensboro at Friendly Center: contact them for all the details at 336-854-4200.

Hickory at Gateway Plaza Shopping Center (2405 Hwy 70 S.E. Hickory, NC 28602). Contact them for further information at 828-304-4600

Raleigh at Brier Creek Commons (8431 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh, NC 27617) Call 919-484-9903 for details and at Crabtree Mall (4325 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27612) Call 919-782-0030 if you need more details.

Charlotte at Morrison Place (4020 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28211) Call 704-364-0626 and at The Arboretum (3327 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC 28226) 704-341-9365 for the details.

Harry Potter Party in Winston-Salem

SciWorks is having a Harry Potter Birthday Celebration!  SciWorks at 400 West Hanes Mill Blvd. in Winston-Salem is having a party – Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

SciWorks, the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, and Bookmarks are celebrating Harry Potter’s birthday together. Included with your regular admission are cake, games, magical demonstrations, crafts, and lots more. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the eighth book in the series, will also be available for purchase.

Wear a costume! Go to the SciWorks website for all the details about the party.

Schedule for the Day at SciWorks

  • 1 to 3:45 p.m. – Magical Science Demos in the Great Hall, Wand-Making Studio in Learning Lab 2, Lightning Bolt Face-Painting in the Lecture Hall, Quidditch Obstacle Course in the Traveling Exhibit Hall and Harry Potter Book Pick-up/Sales in the Great Hall
  • 1, 2, and 3:30 p.m.- “Harry Potter A to Z” Game in Learning Lab 1
  • 1:30 p.m – Tour of the Summer Night Sky in the  Planetarium
  • 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m. – Divination in the Little Theatre
  • 2 p.m. – experience a live animal encounter with snakes in the Auditorium
  • 3 p.m. will be Harry’s Birthday Celebration in FoodWorks. Enjoy  cake!
  • 3:40-4 p.m. – Harry Potter Dance Party in the Great Hall

Download this schedule here.

Harry Potter Returns with a cursed child


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