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July 15, 2011

The last spell

Hundreds turn out for Harry Potter final film

WEATHERFORD — The Dark Lord was nowhere to be seen Thursday night as hundreds of Mudbloods and Truebloods apparated from all parts of Parker County to witness the epic close to the Harry Potter series ­— Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-part 2 — at City Lights Theater in Hudson Oaks.

More than 800 seats in three theaters were sold out Wednesday for two showings of part 2, which began at one minute after midnight, and one double feature showing part 1 and part 2 in sequence, which began at 9 p.m., general manager Clovis Carter said.

“It’s good fun, everybody’s well-behaved,” Carter said. “The next time we do this will be when we show the next Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn, around Thanksgiving.”

Brittany Shaban, Draco’s girlfriend, was fencing with Mason Dart, the ghost of Cedric Diggory, while standing in line with Molly Gunn, alias Hermione Granger.

Heather Westbrook was first in line with her husband, Rocky, at 6 p.m. She described the movies as “fun, kind of kiddish,” but left her son, 5-year-old Shane, at home. “He’s seen one, two and three,” she said, “but they get kind of dark.”

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