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Last Harry Potter Movie Premieres, Draws Thousands to St. Charles Theater

July 15, 2011


St. Charles Patch
By: Sandy Kaczmarski


Hardly a muggle was in sight at Charlestowne 18 as the last film in the Harry Potter series opens with a midnight show.

Charlestowne 18 Classic Cinemas in St. Charles looked like a Hogwarts rally as thousands gathered hours before the midnight opening of the final Harry Potter movie.

Employees said people were waiting at the door with blankets at 10:30 a.m. By 8 p.m., the lines snaked along the walls and into the main hallway with camp chairs, with people playing cards and costumed theater-goers reciting some of the famous lines from the movies.

Theater manager Randy Pollock cheerily walked through the lobby wearing his yellow- and red-striped scarf, a staple of the Hogwarts uniform.

All 18 theaters were sold out for the midnight show of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—Part 2, a total of 2,615 seats. 

The movie is the second part of the last book and marks the end of the Harry Potter series.



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