Augusta Harry Potter fans line up for midnight showing

By: Melissa Tune Email
By: Melissa Tune Email

News 12 at 11 o'clock, July 14, 2009

AUGUSTA, Ga. --- The muggles and wizards were out Tuesday night gathering at the local movie theaters in Augusta for the midnight opening of the latest Harry Potter movie, "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince."

Augusta's Regal 20 Cinema in the Augusta Exchange Shopping Center is one of the locations where dozens lined up to get their "Potter" fix.

Some assembled at the theater twelve hours before showtime - the most dedicated Harry Potter fans in the CSRA.

Gryffindors, Slytherins, Ravenclaws and Hufflepuffs were all present, but there was no wizard fight. They were all on one team as they waited patiently in line passing the time with favorite Harry Potter moments from the book and past movies.

Wednesday morning's midnight show was sold out in Augusta and Evans.

The past five Harry Potter movies have grossed a total of $4.48 billion worldwide at the box office. The film will be shown to movie-goers at 4,300 theaters in the U.S. And and thousands more in 64 countries.


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  • by Megan Location: Augusta on Jul 19, 2009 at 12:03 PM
    How come nobody has yet to cover the mass theft that occured while patrons were viewing this movie on opening night? About 20-30 cars were busted into and thousands of dollars in electronics were taken from the vehicles at the Regal Cinema near Robert C. Daniel Pkwy. The theft mut have taken over an hour, car alarms were ignored, and no police were asked to patrol on Harry Potter's opening night. The cinema manager stated that she didn't know the premere was going to be so popular and didn't feel police were necessary. Not newsworthy?
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