Friday, July 15, 2011

Midnight Premier

So I let my sister-in-law talk me into going to the midnight premier of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 last night, which was actually this morning. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I've never gone to a midnight showing for any movie before, so I didn't know what to expect. Earlier in the evening I went to the theater to buy my ticket and I'm glad I did because the 2D theater I wanted was selling out fast. When we got to the theater last night at 10pm there was a long line that went around the building on three sides. We were at the end of the line for a long time until finally one other group was behind us. The theater started letting us in around 10:30 and we went and found some seats in our theater. I think I had to show my ticket about three times on my way to theater number 3. When I went to the bathroom I made sure to take it with me just in case. So, I like to sneak snacks into the theater so I don't have to pay the outrageous prices at the concession stand. The downside to that is I get no popcorn, which is almost essential to movie watching. Derek and I had gone to a store to get some snacks. We both got a liter of soda and a bag of munchies and some candy. He said there was no way I could fit all that into my bag. When we came home I made a really big shoulder bag and everything fit just fine. Of course then it was very heavy. The thing that I thought was very funny about the whole midnight premier thing was how many people came dressed as Hogwarts students. Some of the costumes were pretty good and some were kinda lame. There was this one girl who did her white blonde hair in big loose curls and she was skipping around in her Ravenclaw student attire. She totally looked like Luna Lovegood, except she was a little too tall. Another girl had on two ties, one Gryffindor colors and the other Hufflepuff colors. I thought she looked pretty good with her robes. Some girls in the bathroom had awesome wands. I almost asked where they got them, but I chickened out. I wish I could carve my own wand. I think it would be neat to carve things out of wood.
So now I'm so tired. After we came home at 2:30am I was still awake so I watched Big Brother online. I think I fell asleep around 3:30 and the kids woke me up at 7:30. I don't know if I'll ever go to another midnight showing after this, but it was fun.


Maura said...

This was the first year I missed the midnight premier. I felt so old not going! but I was just too tired and had to work the next morning.

sounds like lots of fun though!!

EmmaP said...

I can't believe that girl was too tall! If she REALLY wanted to play the part correctly, she should have cut part of her legs off! Hmmmmph!