Sunday, July 1, 2007

Harry Potter Movie Opens Today!

Today is the first of the two big days long awaited by Harry Potter fans. The movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in now playing on the big screen! I called a couple theaters and no one admits to offering any special events for this special event, though I am sure if you go today there will be plenty of young witches and wizards decked out in full regalia and some fan generated hoop-de-la for this event.

The biggest event remains. The 7th and final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is coming out in just over a week. Barnes and Noble, as well as most book stores throughout the country, will be celebrating with late night events before the books' midnight release. These events are a thrill, a big party with Harry Potter fans of all ages. Catch up on your sleep if you go. Once you pick up your copy of the book, in those wee hours of the morning, there is no resisting a good all night read!

The Nitty Gritty:
If you have pre-ordered the book and plan to attend the evenings' festivities at Barnes and Noble on Concord Pike in Wilmington, the party starts at 9pm. However, they will begin handing out wrist bands at 6pm for those planning on picking up their copies of the book that evening. They will not begin selling the book before midnight, customers will pick up their copies in order based upon the number on their wrist band. In other words, the sooner you pick up your wrist band, the sooner you will get your book and start that final journey in Harry Potter's world!

To keep the excitement going between now and the day the book comes out be sure to visit JK Rowling's Official Website, WB's Harry Potter Website, or do an internet search and visit one of the thousands of fan driven web sites and blogs, but beware of spoilers!