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From: Bama
Date: 07-09-2007, 09:25 PM (1 of 11)
My daughter talked me into buying tickets for the midnight showing tomorrow night. :yawn: I'll have a busy day tomorrow taking MIL to the doctor, so I hope I can stay awake to watch it. I've been looking forward to seeing it too. I hope I can find a frappuccino that late at night on the way there. :coffee2:
We had first planned to go to the noon showing on Wednesday but when dd, and some of her friends found out about the midnight showing, they made plans to meet at the theater. There will be one other mom there, whom I've never met. I hear she's a Potter fan too. :up: Even my 18yo son is going with us. He's not as much of a fan as dd, but is going to be our "bodyguard" since we'll be out so late. :wink:
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From: temom
Date: 07-09-2007, 10:31 PM (2 of 11)
Now that sounds like a lot of fun. It is nice that your kids have included you.
Of course you have to give us a report as to how you liked it, and how it compares to the others.

DH just watched one of the movies the other night. I saw some of it, as I haven't been a big fan of the latter movies - they are getting darker and darker, I think.
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From: siwian
Date: 07-09-2007, 10:46 PM (3 of 11)
My youngest is going to the noon showing on Wed. with her friends. I'm soooo glad she didn't want to go to the midnight (if there is one here) show. I've read the books and seen the other movies (only one at the theater,) but fighting that crowd at the theater does not sound like fun.

My sister mentioned getting tickets for it the other day. She and her daughter are BIG fans.
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From: DorothyL
Date: 07-10-2007, 07:16 AM (4 of 11)
I'll wait for the weekend -- but I'm excited. I sure wouldn't want to fight the opening night crowd.
What I'm really excited about is the book.
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From: SheliaHC
Date: 07-10-2007, 09:45 AM (5 of 11)
I'm more excited about the new book too. I've enjoyed all the movies but the books are better than the movies in my opinion.

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From: Bama
Date: 07-10-2007, 05:01 PM (6 of 11)
I'm hoping the crowd won't be too bad. I thought the biggest crowd in this area would be at noon when all of the younger kids go. Just in case, I bought tickets online. I would be very upset if I drove there that late at night and couldn't get a ticket.
I like the books best too, but the movies are always fun too. Now when I read the books I imagine Dumbledore as he looked when Richard Harris portrayed him.
We've been looking forward to book 7 for a long time and now DH's brother and his family called and said they'll be here to visit on the 19th. :yawn: Looks like I won't get to start reading it right away. At least dd will be finished with it by the time they leave and I won't have to buy 2 copies this year. I did tell my SIL that I've already planned to take dd to the midnight book release and they can go if they want to.
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From: PaulineG
Date: 07-10-2007, 06:34 PM (7 of 11)
I won't bother about the movie until it comes out on DVD - the book is another story. I'll manage to wait for daytime but I've got it first. And that'll be it for me for the day - no housework or sewing or anything - til it's finished.
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From: esrun3
Date: 07-10-2007, 07:05 PM (8 of 11)
It will be a few weeks before I see the movie-much as i like Harry Potter I don't like the crowds when a good movie first comes out. Hope you enjoy the movie tomorrow (or is it tonight?) Let us know how you like it
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From: Bama
Date: 07-11-2007, 01:53 PM (9 of 11)
The movie was great! I thought it was much better than P.O.A. or G.O.F. (3 & 4) even tho I loved those books. Of course there were several things that were different than in this book. You might notice one when the kids are eavesdropping on the adults at the Black family home. The change actually made the movie funnier. :bluewink:
My daughter was bothered by the scene with Sirius and Bellatrix at the veil. I didn't even notice the change until she pointed it out. BTW, Bellatrix Lastrange was wonderful, as was Dolores Umbridge, tho I imagined her a little fatter. Her kitten plates were perfect. Screecher was nasty looking. :dave: They couldn't have picked a more perfect actress for Luna Lovegood.
My daughter caught more of the changes than I did. She still loved this movie. The only person with us that was disappointed was the mom of one of the boys that met us there. She thought they left out too many things. It's a long book and it would be hard to get all of it into one movie. I thought this director did a good job with it.

There were 3 showings of the movie, 10 minutes apart. Two had sold out by the time we got there, so I'm really glad we got tickets in advance. Waiting in line outside was nearly as entertaining as the movie. There were lots of Griffindor scarves, wands, and wizard hats. There was a couple who looked 50ish who were dressed in cloaks. They were walking around with a young man who seemed to be mentally challenged and was dressed as Harry. It was so cute. He was having a ball.

I thought I'd mention that the opening scene was pretty scary. I don't think I'd take a very young child to see this one.

It was fun but I feel like I have a hangover. I'm too old to be staying out that late. We got home at 3:30 a.m.
User: Bama
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From: Jeke
Date: 07-11-2007, 02:00 PM (10 of 11)
My kids went and are still sleeping so I haven't gotten the scoop about all the goings on! At our theatres they were going to open all 17 screens if need be. It will be interesting to hear how many they actually did use.

Glad you enjoyed it. I couldn't take the crowds or the late hour. I know I am a pansy! :re:
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From: Patty22
Date: 07-11-2007, 03:13 PM (11 of 11)
Oh Bama.....thanks for the details! I can't wait to go see the movie, but we're waiting for a time when everyone is off work so we can go together. Night time isn't an option as I can't go without my sleep :(
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