Midlands CineCentre Bombarded with ‘Deathly hallows part 2’ enquiries

2011-07-08 00:00

THE Midlands CineCentre’s phone has been ringing off the hook with Harry Potter fans who want to be the first among their friends to watch the series’ epic finale in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

The movie is opening in cinemas across the country next Wednesday, July 13 and bookings are pouring in each day.

The movie is the first in the series to be released in 3D, and will also be shown at the Midlands CineCentre in 3D.

The CineCentre manager Megan Moojee, said 90% of the calls that they have been receiving are enquires about the opening of Harry Potter.

“Almost everyone that calls they ask us whether it’s going to be in 3D or not. Again, all the 58 people who have booked might come with two more people with them,” she added.

Moojee told The Witness that they have not been this busy since the latest Twilight saga film.

By yesterday, countrywide, Ster-Kinekor had 1 885 pre-bookings, while NuMetro cinemas countrywide said that about 2 605 tickets have already been sold for the opening.

An assistant manager at the Exclusive Books store in the mall, Tamsin Doubell (23), said she already has a ticket.

She said the film release hasn’t caused a spike in sales of the books, probably because the target audience has already read them.

“I grew up with Harry Potter and I really can’t wait to watch the movie in 3D.” The Harry Potter film series has already earned over $6 billion (R40 billion) worldwide.

Reuters reports that thousands of fans braved rain and battled security restrictions in London’s Trafalgar Square last night to glimpse the film’s stars at the world premiere

Two-metre fences around Trafalgar Square blocked off the entrance for the hundreds who arrived too late to get their hands on the red wristbands that allowed access to the square where the stars began walking the red carpet among thousands of screaming Pottermaniacs.

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