AMC Announces Their Four-Day 'Harry Potter' Marathon Event in July
For years I've been thinking about this, it has all been leading up to this, and they needed to do an event like this. With the final Harry Potter hitting theaters in July, Warner Bros is allowing theaters to run their own Harry Potter Marathons, showing all 8 movies during the week leading up to Deathly Hallows: Part 2 at midnight. THR has details on AMC's big event, and you can find theater listings and get even more info at amctheatres.com/harrypotter/. We're also working on our own similar event, but for those interested, they're splitting this marathon up over four days, so it's not truly back-to-back at AMC (like it should be!).
AMC's plans were designed for those who work 9-to-5 jobs. It starts on Monday, July 11th with a 6PM screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and continues with a second movie each night. Each day starts at 6PM, though on the final night, they're showing the last two Deathly Hallows films back-to-back starting at 9PM. The tickets are only $45 and that includes admission to all eight films, a commemorative lanyard, and retrospective booklet. "Revisit the entire Harry Potter epic and be among the first to witness the final film, shown in RealD 3D." You can also get tickets just for the Deathly Hallows back-to-back showings on Thursday, July 14th for $20, if you only wish to attend on that night. Theater listings here.
Check your local theater as well, as I've been hearing from others that every movie theater on their own can, and most likely has, setup Harry Potter marathons of their own. Call your nearest theater of choice, or visit their box office/website to see if tickets are available yet. Here is info for Cinemark/Century Theatres.
This obviously reminds me of Trilogy Tuesday for Lord of the Rings, which is exactly what I have wanted to see Warner Bros do with this ever since attending Trilogy Tuesday myself back in 2003. No matter what I'll be at a Harry Potter marathon that week, so you'll find me in theaters somewhere! I wouldn't miss it for anything. This is the kind of exhilarating, unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime cinematic experience that makes me love going to the movies so damn much. "Come on Tom, let's finish this the way we started… together!"