UTEP’s Friday Night Flick movie series continues this Friday, March 3, with a low-priced screening of the 2016 Harry Potter film series spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Winner of Best Achievement in Costume Design at the recent Academy Awards, Fantastic Beasts stars Eddie Redmayne as writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school, according to the movie description on the film’s official website. The movie is rated PG-13.

The J. K. Rowling penned Hollywood blockbuster is part of the spring 2017 lineup collectively known as Friday Night Flick, formally the Get Reel Film Series.

Tickets are $2 for UTEP students, faculty, staff and alumni (with valid miner gold card), $3 for the rest of us, and can be purchased at any UTEP Ticket Center location

Movie Time

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the movie starting promptly at 6 p.m. in the Union Cinema, located on the first floor of UTEP’s Union Building East.


Soft drinks and snacks will be available at the concession stand for a few bucks, including a $5 hotdog, popcorn and drink Movie Combo. Outside food and drink is not allowed.


Parking at the UTEP Sun Bowl Parking Garage or S-1 parking lot is free. The parking garage is located near the corner of Sun Bowl Drive and University Avenue next to the University Book Store. The S-1 parking lot is at the corner of Schuster Avenue and Hawthorne Street. Click HERE for visuals and map.

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