Bring back magic

Mia Denny, Michael Kerrison and Daniel O'Callaghan drump up support for Harry Potter screenings. Picture Matt Jelonek d425162
Mia Denny, Michael Kerrison and Daniel O'Callaghan drump up support for Harry Potter screenings. Picture Matt Jelonek d425162

His idea is to have them played over seven consecutive weekends, probably on Saturday nights, with the last two films stemming from the same book played on the same night.

Harry Potter is arguably the greatest series to hit cinema and is a story that has touched millions of people worldwide,’ the Year 12 student said.

‘The need for it to return to the public’s eye isn’t just for the countless fans to come together as one to reminisce and enjoy it on the big screen for perhaps the last time. It is also important to introduce such a significant series to the younger ones who have not had the pleasure of journeying into the world of Harry Potter and haven’t learnt all the morals it teaches in such a unique way.’

Michael has joined fellow student Mia Denny to petition for the films to be played in a local cinema.

They have used social media, handed out flyers and even paid for advertising.

‘Almost every single person we ask agrees that Harry Potter should be brought back for a limited screening,’ Michael said.

‘We have already contacted numerous cinemas, one of which is very interested, but needs to contact the Harry Potter distributors, and another who has the option of hiring one of their cinemas and using their Blu-ray facilities.’

He said if the idea were to go ahead, they would make it a charity event to raise funds for mental illness or homelessness.

‘Whether people realise it or not, Harry Potter does a lot more than just entertain,’ he said.

‘When people, particularly youth, go through depression or bullying, they turn to Harry Potter and see something in it that helps them get through their troubles. It gives them hope and inspiration to go on.

‘I’ve heard countless stories where people’s lives have been saved by Harry Potter.’

Sign the petition at The Petition Site.