A spectacular array of fantastical beasts are heading to Vue's screens on 18 November – and to celebrate, we're offering you the chance to experience the magic of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. To enter the competition, buy at least one ticket to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for any performance between 18 - 24 November 2016. Get your tickets here ; head here for the full T&Cs and details on how to enter . Hurry because the offer ends on 10 November 2016 .
This enchanting prize includes two return flights to Orlando, a three night hotel stay, plus all the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attractions including a ride on the iconic Hogwarts Express.
Read on to find out more about the latest J.K. Rowling adaptation...
By Stefan Pape
As the closing credits rolled at the very end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, there was an overwhelming sense of finality, a sadness that derived from this palpable end of an era, as we closed the book, for good, on a magical kingdom we had become so gloriously immersed in. It wasn't just the characters we grew to adore, but the surreal world we inhabited, with its own set of rules, language and creatures.
This lays the foundations for the film, which kicks off in New York in 1927 and explores the life of the eccentric author and 'magizoologist' Newt Scamander. The former Hogwarts student finds himself at the centre of a storm concerning the accidental freeing of several harmful beasts from a briefcase, an event that threatens to destroy any muggle-wizard relations.
Another reason to get unspeakably excited about Fantastic Beasts is that Rowling is on screenwriting duty. Not to mention that David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter endeavours, is directing this spin-off. Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne plays the leading role of Newt, and he's joined by the likes of Colin Farrell (Percival Graves), Ezra Miller (Credence) and Katherine Waterston (Porpentina Goldstein) among many others.
The film ties in with a world every Potter fan knows intimately, and though enriched by the familiar setting, Fantastic Beasts will work as a standalone production, with not only a new set of characters but even some of the lingo being altered somewhat. Turns out that ‘muggles’ is a distinctly English term - we're in America now, and they use the expression 'no-maj'.
Given the nature of this narrative, we can look forward to meeting a series of striking, fearful and entertaining new creatures. To make things even better, this is just the first of 5 further films from J.K. Rowling. And to think we thought it was all over…