Third “Harry Potter” show added at DM Civic Center

You spoke, Des Moines, and your wishes were heard — a third “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” concert has been added to the Des Moines Civic Center bill for Jan. 25-26.

The event will feature the Des Moines Symphony performing John Williams’ “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”score live, while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen. Show times are Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m., and Jan. 26 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 

Since the world premiere of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in concert in June 2016, more than 500,000 fans have enjoyed this magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, which is scheduled to include more than 600 performances across more than 38 countries worldwide through 2018.

“The Harry Potter film series is a once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomenon that continues to delight millions of fans around the world,” Justin Freer, President of CineConcerts and Producer/Conductor of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series said. “It is with great pleasure that we bring fans for the first time ever an opportunity to experience the award-winning music scores played live by a symphony orchestra, all while the beloved film is simultaneously projected onto the big screen. This is truly an unforgettable event.”

Tickets available now at For more information on the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, visit or

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