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Fans prepare for the final Harry Potter movie

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Charlie and Michael Massey Charlie and Michael Massey

Magic is in the air Thursday night as fans wait for the midnight premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2."

The coveted tickets for the premiere are like precious gold if you're a Potter fan. But the Massey brothers cut it close to catching the debut.

"I really wanted to see the movie, but I thought it would be sold out," says Charlie Massey after buying his tickets just hours before the opening.

And that was a valid concern. The film has already made over $25 million dollars in pre-order ticket sales alone.

The parking lot at Tifton's Cinema 6 wasn't very full Thursday afternoon, but closer to midnight, it's front steps will be full of Potter pals lining up to get their hands on 3-D Harry Potter glasses.

But some fans don't stop with just Harry's trademark glasses.

"I might get a wand, a robe, and everything," ponders Michael Massey.

The previous installments have made over 5 billion dollars worldwide since debuting on the big screen a decade ago.

The series had humble beginnings. It started with author J. K. Rowling scribbling the first words of the book on a napkin.

There's good news for Potter procrastinators like the Massey's - this afternoon Tifton's Cinema 6 still had about 400 tickets available.

For the lucky ones that do nab last-minute tickets, they'll see Harry's final battle come to life after waiting for more than a decade.

Will Voldemort or Harry take the final victory? Movie-goers will have to wait a few more hours to find out - unless they've read the books.


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