The details are starting to emerge. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema took a poll, asking their devoted public — that’s us — when we want the Harry Potter marathon to start.
The options are (1) start time at 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, with the 7th movie ending around midnight and the eighth and last movie starting shortly thereafter, and (2) start time of 10:00 a.m. on Thursday with the last movie ending around 4:00 a.m. on Friday, followed by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.
Other details: No partial marathon tickets; do or do not, there is no try. Oh, wait, wrong movie series. The ticket price for the marathon does not include the last movie, but, they explain, that’s due to the legal requirements from the studio. Alamo will save an 8th movie ticket for each person with a marathon ticket, so there is no need to worry that you will sit through 17 and 1/2 hours of movies only to come up empty handed for the last one. The menu will include some Harry Potter-themed items and the new movie will probably be in 3D. The ticket price does not include any food items.
Can’t stay up all night, all day, all night and then go to work the next day? Take refuge for a shorter time frame just a few doors down from the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema South Lamar in the Harry Potter parties that weekend at the Highball, with eight bowling lanes, seven themed karaoke rooms and a ballroom.
The Alamo is ready for the Harry Potter marathon and for you. Get your blankie and get ready for the Alamo event of the year!