Friday, July 15, 2011

Harry Potter's last chapter comes to theatres

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Harry Potter fans lined up for hours last night to see the boy wizard’s final movie.

Ten screens brought Harry Potter to over 1200 viewers at the Cape West 14 Cine's midnight screening Friday morning. But getting a ticket was tough; the theatre sold out on Wednesday.

Kate Wayman was among those who stayed up late to get a first glimpse of the last chapter.

"I vividly remember the midnight of Book 4 at Barnes & Noble. We were in line, everybody was like ‘Oh my God, here’s the book!’ and we were like ‘What do you do?’ So we read it and then I think it was after that … it just exploded. The magical explosion of reading and literature. I loved books before, but this was generation changing," Wayman said.

Wehrenberg Vice President of Marketing Kelly Hoskins says that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 will be an unparalleled experience for movie-goers this summer.

"It’s definitely an event," Hoskins said. I can’t say it’s just a film because the people who see Harry Potter and who will see this one, because it’s the last installment of the books, they’ll see it over and over and over again on the big screen, because it’s something you need to experience on the big screen and it’s in 3D."

Critics are praising the film. gives the final installment of Harry Potter a score of 87 out of 100. calculates a generous 97 out of 100.

Jonathan Atwood and Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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