(October 31, 2002 – Burbank, CA) – Bringing the world premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” to fans around the globe, Warner Bros. Online will present a live streaming webcast of the highly-anticipated gala event taking place on November 3 at London’s Cineplex Odeon in Leicester Square. Beginning at 2:30 p.m. London time (9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) on November 3, HarryPotter.com and HarryPotter.co.uk will stream live coverage of the “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” premiere, highlighting the red carpet arrivals of the stellar ensemble cast, director Chris Columbus and producer David Heyman, as well as Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and a host of spectacular celebrity guests from the worlds of film, theatre, television, music and sport. AOL users can link to the live webcast via AOL Keyword: Harry Potter. “We’re proud to share the excitement and splendor of the ‘Chamber of Secrets’ premiere with fans around the world,” said Jim Noonan, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Warner Bros. Online. “The response to our live streaming coverage of last year’s world premiere of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’* in London was so tremendous, it is our pleasure to offer fans a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the magic of the second film and participate in a truly shared experience with millions of other Harry Potter enthusiasts worldwide.” In November 2001, Warner Bros. Online’s live streaming webcast of the world premiere of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (*titled “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” in the U.K.) was viewed by fans in over 40 countries. For those who cannot view the world premiere of “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” live, footage from the event will be available on demand at HarryPotter.com, HarryPotter.co.uk and all of the international Harry Potter local sites. For more information about the live webcast of the “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” world premiere, or for links to additional sites that will be streaming coverage, please visit HarryPotter.com or HarryPotter.co.uk.
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