Angela Flood, part of our sales team, shared her experiences of the last of the great Harry Potter series when she and her kids went on opening night:
“It’s been a week since I experienced the midnight screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 with my children and the magic is still very much alive in our house.
I am not sure if it was the anticipation of the event, the full moon (they do not miss a trick) on a brilliant summer night in Toronto, the throngs of people young and old dressed for the show, or the sheer magic of the story that made the Harry Potter viewing one of the most talked about events in our home.
Harry Potter has prompted so many discussions on so many levels. The blood relationship between Harry and Voldemort launched an entire dinnertime conversation about family lineage. The character transformation of Neville Longbottom from shy and introverted to outright hero demonstrated anyone can achieve greatness. The sheer magnitude of the franchise has generated conversations about entrepreneurship and the business of movie making. Reading the reviews of movie critics has encouraged our children to formulate their own opinions and mini movie critiques. And there have been many a conversation about certain scenes in the movie straying from the book that will forever reign as the authoritative source for all things Potter.
The sad thing is that this movie marks the end of an incredible series that was launched in June 1997. Over these past 14 years, I have watched my three children be entertained for endless hours by the books and movies. It is a magical thing that Harry Potter has created and that magic will forever be part of their childhoods.”
We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Angela, and thanks for sharing.