Sovereign Cinema projectionist Sharon Crane loads the 35mm Harry Potter film onto the platter for last night's release of the movie.
Sovereign Cinema projectionist Sharon Crane loads the 35mm Harry Potter film onto the platter for last night's release of the movie. Craig Warhurst

Harry's final adventure

THE latest Harry Potter film was on a platter and ready to be served up for a midnight feast at Sovereign Cinema at time of press last night.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 premiered in Gympie at midnight and tickets were expected to sell out.

The film, which opened on a record 750 cinema screens nationwide from midnight last night, is the concluding chapter in the epic fantasy saga based on the J.K. Rowling books.

Sovereign Cinema assistant manager Sharon Crane said the Harry Potter hype would not end there. A Harry Marathon will run for almost 24 hours from 10pm Saturday, July 23, to 8.40pm Sunday, July 24.

The movie marathon will show all eight Harry Potter films in one go and is believed to be the first and only one in Australia.

“When we rang to get permission from Roadshow they laughed at us,” Ms Crane said. “They thought we were crackers. It’s a lot of work but people are really keen and some have bought their tickets already.”

Last night’s midnight premiere screening of the eighth and final Harry Potter film was a fancy dress event.

Roadshow Films announced that this film would have the widest opening of any ever in Australia at 748 screens.

The final chapter begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord’s three remaining Horcruxes...

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