For many, tonight's premiere of the final Harry Potter movie will mark far more than the final wizarding battle between good and evil. It will mark the end of a magical journey that began on Platform 9 3/4 in a London train station and concludes the way many children's stories do -- with adulthood."I already know I'm going to cry like a baby when the movie's over, and the next day, I'll probably be really sad," said Angel Thomas, 19, of Orchard Park. "I feel like I grew up with Harry."The success of the Harry Potter world has been its ability to capture the imagination and loyalty of people of all ages, from adults down to the newest readers and moviegoers, says Buffalo News.
A book with lots and lots of pages. A book that appealed to adults and kids. A book that people waited hours on line to buy, in great anticipation. A book that many of those people would go home and read from cover to cover, right away, lest anyone tell them what happened before they could find out for themselves.I don't know if purchasing an e-book today would have that same appeal; people held on to their freshly minted copies of the latest Harry Potter novel as if it were a family heirlom.Together, in communion, they gathered in celebration of the printed word, reports Patch.com.
At CinemaSalem, the concessions stand will be whipping up Harry Potter-themed drinks, including butterbeer, polyjuice potion, and concoctions called the Golden Snitch and Goblet of Fire. Soundtrack music from past Harry Potter films will play as fans queue up in the lobby.Although Maguire conceded he's "kind of sad" the last movie is being released, it's probably not the last we'll see of Harry Potter."I have a feeling it's not really going to be the last," he said, informs The Salem News.