This past Saturday my wife Nicki and I headed to Platform 9 3/4.


Actually, we headed over to the Pink Palace Museum in Memphis, TN to watch Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on the GIANT screen. Yep, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone“..! The theater was showing the British version of the movie. I’ve always hated that they changed the name of the movie to “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” for American audiences. I’ve known about a philosopher’s stone since I was a kid. Not sure why the powers that be thought that if kids didn’t know that they would figure it out while watching the movie. We wore our house shirts- Nicki is a Slytherin, and I’m a Hufflepuff.

You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil
The Sorting Hat


A few folks dressed in various Harry Potter tees or Hogwarts robes, and some cosplayed as Harry Potter himself. There was a great turnout, and I’m glad we got there a bit early. We got a good spot in line and center seats about midway up.


Before the movie, we hit the gift shop, and did the Platform 9 3/4 photo op. That was fun, and a great idea. We love doing photo ops like that. Okay, I love doing that- Nicki usually just humors me. 😉


Once inside the theater, our host- dressed in robes welcomed us. He was really getting into character, and you could tell he was having fun. So were we!


Even though we were far enough underground to not receive any cell phone signals, they did remind folks to turn their phones and other devices off. We got a kick out of seeing our friend Noel Neill as Lois Lane in one of the slides.


On our way into the movie theater we stopped by the concession stand to get some popcorn and drinks. I picked up some Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, too. While at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal in Orlando, FL Nicki and I tried a lot of Harry Potter themed foodsButterbeer, Chocolate Frogs, Gilly Water, Pumpkin Juice, and others, but we never tried theses jelly beans before. Don’t know if I will ever again! They are not kidding with the flavors offered. I tried one called “dirt“, and one called “sausage“. They were horrible!!! I decided to pass on the ones like “vomit“, “ear wax“, “earthworm“, and “rotten eggs“. Thankfully the cinnamon flavored ones got rid of the awful taste the two others had left behind. Think I should have gone with the Jelly Slugs instead!


We really had a great time once again at the Pink Palace Museum‘s CTI Giant Theater, and will be back again soon!




Saturdays in September & October at 4pm on the CTI Giant Theater

Special Double Feature Halloween Night! 


Saturday, September 12: The Chamber of Secrets

Saturday, September 19: The Prisoner of Azkaban

Saturday, September 26: The Goblet of Fire

Saturday, October 3: The Order of the Phoenix 

Saturday, October 10: The Half-Blood Prince

Saturday, October 17: The Deathly Hallows pt 1

Saturday, October 24: The Deathly Hallows pt 2

Saturday, October 31, Halloween: 

The Deathly Hallows pt 1 at 4pm

(Costume contest during intermission)

The Deathly Hallows pt 2 at 7pm


PLUS: Platform 9 3/4 pictures for $10, 3-4pm Saturdays!

Call 901.636.2362 to make reservations or purchase tickets! Ask about multiple-movie discounts. 

(I couldn’t find a link to the exact ticket priced for the movies, but we paid $9.00ea for 2 adults when we went this weekend.)



The Pink Palace Museum
3050 Central Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111

Admission to the Museum is free Tuesdays from 1pm to close.   CTI 3D Giant Theater and Planetarium shows are not included.

More Pink Palace Museum info here.

See more of our Harry Potter adventures here.