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Fans prepare for the final Harry Potter movie

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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