Harry Potter countdown in full effect

The final installation of Harry Potter drops at midnight on Friday. How many of you are boning up on the films or in the middle of an HP marathon?

I’m one of the unfortunates who haven’t read all of the books, but I’ve been in theaters opening night for the past three movies. The energy is always electric, I’ve most often felt out of place sans Hogwarts garb and I’ve cursed being without a drawn thunderbolt on my forehead.

East Grand Forks’ RiverCinema will show the film on all screens at midnight Friday. As of Wednesday afternoon, there were only 200 tickets left, said RiverCinema employee Caleb Marten. The theater’s been selling them for two weeks, and sales were at 1385 (give or take a few more after I bought mine). RiverCinema will also show Part 1 of the Deathly Hallows at 9 p.m. Thursday for $3. That’ll be handy if you want a refresher AND if you want to avoid the seating scurry.

When I asked if the RiverCinema employees had seen the movie already, they weren’t able to tell me, but they seemed pumped for Thursday night.

I’ll be there Thursday night, waiting in line with all the others. Feel free to say hello. I’ll be the one with the lightening bolt on my forehead.

Here’s a link that might soothe the pain of the end and test your Potter knowledge here! I’ll also be live-tweeting before and after the show. Click here to view my Twitter feed.