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Harry Potter Marathon, Part 2

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Recently I mentioned the upcoming Harry Potter Marathon at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema South Lamar. I’m wondering how that’s going to work.

The upcoming Harry Potter movie is the 8th and last movie of the series. So, eight movies in a marathon. Allowing three hours per movie, that’s 24 hours. The one thing we do know is that the Alamo will have its first showing of the last movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, just after midnight, only a few minutes into Friday July 15th. That leaves 21 hours of movies prior to movie #8. The movies aren’t three hours long, but they need to add in time for stretching and potty breaks.

The Alamo Drafthouse hasn’t released the details yet of how they are going to show the movies, so I’ll make a few uneducated guesses. If Alamo Drafthouse Cinema shows the movies back-to-back (and they haven’t said they are or are not going to do this, they just said “marathon”), they need to start around 3:00 a.m. on Thursday July 14th. One of the things I like about the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is their full menu. But I can’t eat a meal at every movie, which would turn out to be every three hours.

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has their own home-grown No Talking During The Movie clips. Do you think they will expand this message for the marathon to include No Snoring and No Pillow Fights?

Maybe the marathon is not a set of back-to-back movies, maybe it’s a one-a-day type of deal. Maybe they’ll start showing the movies the Friday before and show them one a day. Eight days of Harry Potter movies, on the big screen. I can handle that.

Postaday2011 #135

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Author: Tresha Barger

Writer (blogs, humor, short stories, poetry) and artist (miniature art quilts, watercolor paintings, soft sculpture dolls)

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