The results of a survey released today by Cineplex Entertainment and Ipsos Reid found that 41 per cent of Canadians chose Harry Potter’s Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as the fictional school they most want to attend.
Other top choices selected from a list of famous fictional schools include Fame’s New York High School of the Performing Arts (17 per cent), The Breakfast Club’s Sherman High School (12 per cent) and Dead Poets Society’s Welton Academy (11 per cent).
“Witchcraft and wizardry have a certain appeal,” said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations. “And it’s easy to understand how learning to fly a broom would trump a stuffy English lesson with Robin Williams’ Professor Keating.”
With high school homecomings just around the corner, the survey also found Canadians have some interesting ideas about their ideal fantasy dates for get-togethers with old high school friends.
Asked to select from a list of Hollywood’s hottest actors, 26 per cent of female respondents chose George Clooney as their ideal high school reunion date. Johnny Depp was runner-up, receiving 20 per cent of the vote.
Among men, Team Jen (18 per cent) trumped Team Angelina (13 per cent), as Jennifer Aniston was named Canadian men’s top choice as their fantasy high school reunion date.