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Posted on Nov 16, 2016

29 Magical Pictures From The 2001 Premiere Of Harry Potter

A few extra spins of your Time-Turner should bring you right back!

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A view of the banner for the premiere of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in London.

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Sydney schoolchildren prepare to watch the movie premiere of Harry Potter at Fox Studios in Sydney, Australia.

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Nine-year-old Phoebe Lett (left) poses with Harry Potter glasses at the Scholastic Store in New York City. Three-year-old Christian Robb (right) of Centennial, Colorado, stares up at the movie poster announcing that Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone is now showing at the United Artists Continental 6 Theaters.

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Harry Potter fans look at a statue of Hagrid during the premiere of Harry Potter in Hong Kong.

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Young Harry Potter fans take part in a march to a Berlin cinema for a showing of the film non the day of its general release in Germany.

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With a fire-breathing magic book, the magician Gunther Veh (left) performs for a group of children at the premiere of the Harry Potter film in a Hamburg cinema. Eight-year-old Kelly O'Connell (right) attends a Harry Potter costume party at The Scholastic Store's Hogwarts Castle in New York.

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Eric Fonacier holds up his movie ticket for Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone in New York, NY.

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Daniel Radcliffe and Robbie Coltrane (left) arriving to the premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. Rupert Grint (right) sits at a dinner table during the movie premiere's after party.

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Richard Harris attends the Harry Potter premiere in London with his grandchildren.

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Tom Felton (left) and Emma Watson (right) arrive at the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone at the Odeon Leicester Square cinema in London.

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J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter books, and Daniel Radcliffe arrive at the world film premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square cinema in London.

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A sign with a list of sold out tickets for Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone is on display outside the Union 14 movie theater in New York City.

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A line forms outside the Uptown Theater in Washington D.C. to see the film.

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Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson attend a news conference about the film near Stevenage, 35 miles north of London.

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Children from a school in Tribeca watch a movie trailer for the Harry Potter film at The Scholastic Store in New York City.

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A woman looks at a talking picture as she shops for Harry Potter merchandise at the Scholastic Store in New York City.

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Harry Potter toys are seen crowding the shelves at Hamleys toy store in London.

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A Harry Potter figure (left) on display at a Kmart store in Troy, Michigan. Various Harry Potter merchandise (right) is on view at the London premiere of the film, including a toy Baby Norbert dragon, a potion class activity set, backpack, note cards, t-shirt, hat, eyeglass picture frame and a stuffed Hedwig owl.

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Children are shown playing the Harry Potter card came at Guildhall, London.

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South Korean children look at various Harry Potter items at a department store in Seoul, South Korea. The movie opened in South Korea on Dec, 14, 2001.

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Women walk past a billboard at a Beijing bus stop advertising the release of the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The blockbuster movie opened across the country on Jan. 30, 2001.

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Young Thai students walk past a Bangkok cinema advertising the soon-to-be-released Harry Potter movie in Thailand. Tickets for the film, which opened in 120 theaters across Thailand on Nov. 30, 2001, were subject to a surcharge to cover the high costs of promoting it in the kingdom.

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South Koreans dressed as witches from the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone distribute candies to children at a department store in Seoul, South Korea.

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Movie customers pile into the Senator Theater in Baltimore to see the movie film at a special showing on Nov. 16, 2001.

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