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'Harry Potter' Will Screen With A Live Orchestra At The Hollywood Bowl

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The first Harry Potter film will be accompanied by the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra in a special screening at the Hollywood Bowl this summer. Los Angeles Harry Potter fans have a lot to look forward to this year. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is less than a month away from opening at Universal Studios Hollywood (we've already given their ButterBeer a try!), and now the L.A. Philharmonic will perform live during a screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at the Hollywood Bowl.

The event takes place on July 6 at 8 p.m. The film will play on the Bowl's HD screens while conductor Justin Freer, president of CineConcerts, leads the orchestra through John Williams' Academy Award nominated score, the L.A. Times reports. Freer is also the organizer of The Harry Potter Film Concert Series, which will take each Harry Potter film and combine it with a live orchestra score.

"The original dialogue and sound effects will be kept intact. All music is pulled out of the film, so that's one of the interesting challenges—mixing the live music against the dialogue and the effects," Freer told Variety.

CineConcert has done similar events with The Godfather and Breakfast at Tiffany's.

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The Bowl will also present 2009's Star Trek with live accompaniment from the L.A. Philharmonic on July 8 & 9. View the Hollywood Bowl's full calendar here.