AMC Announces Their Four-Day 'Harry Potter' Marathon Event in July
by Alex Billington
June 21, 2011
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!"
Mikhael Tarigan on Jun 21, 2011
Xerxexx on Jun 21, 2011
As tight as my movie budget is this year, I definitely would've put down $45 for the Octpotter Fest. Especially considering you get a lanyard and booklet.
Anonymous on Jun 21, 2011
Must bow before your coined phrase "Otcpotter Fest."
Xerxexx on Jun 21, 2011
Not worth watching the final film in 3D or any movie that was converted into 3D. Unless its filmed with actual 3D cameras like Avatar or The Hobbit, paying extra is not worth it imho. As for the HP marathon, Id gladly have a marathon at home in HiDef bluray. There are still theaters out there without digital projectors. They need to catch up with technology if you pay equal prices with those theaters that do, unless you have a theater thats in the country or just dont bother to upgrade yet due to costs. Thats my 2cents. Its should be an epic final pt.2 But like everything, sadly... "All good things must come to an end."
A P on Jun 22, 2011
AMC I love you!!! Thank you for understanding what this means to us and just being awesome
HP5972 on Jun 22, 2011
Please, please, please add more theaters in South Atlanta. The Stonecrest or Southlake location is large enough to handle this.
NM on Jun 22, 2011
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