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  Lucky few see Azkaban screening
Updated 26 February 2004, 11.29
The Prisoner of Azkaban himself - Sirius Black
The first test screening of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban took place in America last weekend.

Studio insiders at Warner Brothers confirmed to Newsround Online that the preview took place on 23 February.

The movie's director, Alfonso Cuaron, was in the audience at the Chicago cinema to see how fans reacted.

A review from the screening has already appeared on a film gossip website. It said that the film was "a huge improvement over the first two films".

Buckbeak

It also described Emma Thompson's Professor Trelawney as "hilarious", although the review said that the special effects weren't all finished.

Hermione, Harry and Ron in the Prisoner of Azkaban
For example Buckbeak the Hippogriff was nearly done in some scenes, but not finished in other scenes.

Tweak the movie

It didn't mention the Dementors much, but did say that "there's a neat scene early on where their approach is forewarned by ice spreading across a window and into a nearby bottle".

Studios often carry out test screenings while the movie is still being completed to see which parts audiences like and don't like, so that they can still tweak the movie before it's finished.

Although our studio insider confirmed that the test screening definitely happened last week, they also shot down another rumour circulating around the internet telling us that "Viktor Krum has NOT been cast as yet!"

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