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Crowds of Harry Potter Fans Wait For Last Film

By Jim Smith, WBZ NewsRadio 1030
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Fans stand in line at a movie theater in downtown Boston waiting to see the midnight showing of the final Harry Potter movie, July 14, 2011.

Fans stand in line at a movie theater in downtown Boston waiting to see the midnight showing of the final Harry Potter movie, July 14, 2011.

BOSTON — Long after the midnight premieres concluded, the magic continued for fans of the final episode: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

On Friday morning, people started lining up early at the AMC Loews Boston Common in downtown Boston for the first morning showing of the final film, the eighth in the series based on J.K. Rowling’s books.  In keeping with the worldwide phenomenon of the series, not all fans were local.

Ten-year-old Oliver Matthews came here from Ontario, and he decided a city like Boston was the perfect venue to watch heroes Harry, Ron and Hermione take on the dark wizard Voldemort in one final, epic battle.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Jim Smith reports

“I just wanted to see it in Boston because it’s a lot bigger and it’s just really exciting seeing all the others,” he said.  “And this one’s supposed to be the biggest one.”

Oliver’s mom said that although Canada is also Potter territory, seeing the movie in Boston made it more exciting.

“It’s fun to see it in a big city like this, with a big crowd, and it’s a great way to kind of kick off our trip,” she said.

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