The BFI IMAX is the place for Harry Potter fans this summer. Not only is the new film on one of Britain's largest screens, but the final 20 minutes are in 3D.
Just about everything about Harry Potter that can be said already has been, but this film is fun and the IMAX version is spectacular. This makes it a real summer holiday treat for younger friends or relatives, but Waterloo's commuters might consider an early screening. Much nicer than a crowded sticky train, and no one will tell.
The problem for me was that I had managed to avoid reading any of the books or seeing any of the films, and feeling I had to start at the beginning, the task was daunting. People say this is the best film yet, so actually not a bad place to start.
The production was certainly amazing. With 3D you get to be in the Ministry of Magic with Lord Voldemort. Imelda Staunton's performance as Dolores Umbridge alone is worth the price of entry, especially for anyone with experience of modern education. I also loved Emma Watson's Hermione. But the fast moving pace is what keeps you on the edge of your seat as the three friends struggle to succeed against all sorts of danger.
Orla confirms "You should see it at the IMAX because it has a ten times bigger screen and sound plus you can see it in 3D.The film is the best." The only drawback apparently is that Harry's first kiss, when seen on such a large screen, is totally embarrassing.