Jul 152011
 

Dressed in costume Paris Cocke, 16, and Madeleine Dixon, 17, wait for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 to begin shortly before midnight at Prytania Theater. "This is the most important part of our lives next to our weddings," said Dixon. Both Cocke and Dixon said it felt like their childhood was coming to an end. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Ara Ellison , 16, smiles as she gets ready to walk in to the theater showing Harry Potter shortly before midnight. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Dressed as Voldemort, Kathryn Spencer, 19, poses for photos while waiting for Prytania Theater to open for the midnight viewing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. "I didn't think anyone else would dress as Voldemort," said Spencer. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Attendees wait for Prytania Theater to open for the midnight viewing of Harry Potter. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Attendees enter the Prytania Theater and are handed glasses before the 3D midnight viewing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Dressed as Bellatrix Lestrange, Ashley Segal, 17, waits for Harry Potter at Prytania Theater. "My sister first started reading Harry Potter to me when I was in first grade. I started reading them on my own by the fourth book. Then I read the whole series. I am really excited but also sad to see it end," said Segal. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Otis Taylor, 8, waits in the Prytania Theater for Harry Potter. Taylor has read every Harry Potter book and seen every movie. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Attendees wait for the 3D midnight viewing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 at Prytania Theater. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A mural for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at Prytania Theater. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Aaron Kaye, Alex Paul and Max Lasky dress as Harry Potter characters for the 3D midnight viewing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 at Prytania Theater. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

  • JK

    Wow, 8 years old and has read every HP book? Is that even possible?

  • Gretchen

    These are wonderful photos from the Prytania’s midnight showing of Harry Potter! Thanks for posting them. That’s fun how some of the audience members dressed as Harry Potter characters.