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How to watch Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Eddie Redmayne with a creature on his shoulder in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
(Image credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

Accio Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore! OK, so magic isn’t going to actually work, but the good news is that Harry Potter fans across the world won’t need magic to watch Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, the latest movie from the wizarding universe (though some may have to wait a bit longer than others).

The third movie in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, here is everything that you need to know about how to watch Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.

How to watch Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore in movie theaters

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is now playing exclusively in movie theaters just about everywhere worldwide, bringing the Harry Potter universe back to the big screen.

To find out where and when The Secrets of Dumbledore is playing, you can check your local movie theaters’ websites or a resource like Fandango (opens in new tab).

Love going to the movies but wish tickets weren’t always so expensive? Movie theater subscription and membership deals give you the opportunity to see a certain number of movies at a flat monthly rate, offer individual ticket and concession discounts as well as a number of other potential perks. Numerous US and UK movie theater chains offer these kind of deals.

Is Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore streaming?

The wait for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore to be available on streaming is almost over, at least for US viewers. The movie is going to debut on HBO Max on Monday, May 30. We're still waiting to hear streaming details for UK fans.

On the same day, the latest Fantastic Beasts movie is also going to be available fo digital purchase. 

However, if you want to dive back into the Harry Potter wizarding world you can do so. All of the Harry Potter movies, from Philosopher’s (aka Sorcerer’s) Stone to Deathly Hallows Part 2, and the two previous Fantastic Beasts entries are available to stream on HBO Max and Peacock Premium.

What you need to know about Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore 

There have been some changes to the Fantastic Beasts franchise since the last movie came out in 2018. The big one is that Mads Mikkelsen has been brought in to replace Johnny Depp in the role of the villainous Gellert Grindelwald. The rest of the main cast returns though, including Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol, Callum Turner, Jude Law as Dumbledore and Katherine Waterston (who’s been surprisingly absent from promo materials but is listed as part of the cast on IMDb). Some new faces include Jessica Williams and Richard Coyle.

Read What to Watch’s Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore review right here, while you can watch the trailer below to see what’s in store with this latest magical adventure:

Michael Balderston
Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.