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Of Hogwarts, Death Eaters and all things Quidditch

Press Release Date 
Tuesday, 16 November, 2010
Prepare for an enchanting evening of supernatural spells, quirky costume contests and a magical match by San Jose State's own Quidditch team as The Tech Museum pulls back the curtain on one of the most anticipated movies of the year, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," at The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater. Expect to see Luna Lovegood, maybe a Quigley, but certainly Dumbledores galore when the doors open to a line of nearly 250 Potterites who will swarm the museum to see the first of the two-part finale of the wildly popular blockbuster series. WHAT: Costumed fans from around the Bay Area take to the red carpet under eerie lamplight en route to a premiere celebration of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." The San Jose State Quidditch squad - the Original Wizarding League of Spartans or O.W.L.S - will treat Potterites to a special match. In addition, guests will enter contests, compete for prizes, and enjoy themed goodies such as Butter beer cupcakes. WHERE: The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater at The Tech Museum: 295-seat theater, featuring crystal clear images up to eight stories high and 13,000 watts of wrap-around digital surround sound. 201 S. Market St., San Jose WHEN: Doors open at 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18. The film starts at 12:01 a.m. EDS: The premiere is sold out! For more information on show times and tickets (which sell for $12 and $10 for museum members), visit: www.thetech.org Contact: Roqua Montez Director of Public Relations (408) 795-6225 rmontez@thetech.org About The Tech Museum The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum - located in the Capital of Silicon Valley - is a non-profit learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum celebrates the Spirit of Silicon Valley by providing science and technology experiences that educate, inform, provoke thought and inspire action.