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Archive for Friday, November 16, 2001

Harry’ opens with midnight showings

November 16, 2001

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— The Senator Theater is one of many movie theaters around the country that plans a midnight screening for fans who want to be among the first to see "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."

The movie, adapted from the first of J.K. Rowling's successful series of books, opens today. The Senator's owner, Tom Kiefaber, decided to have a 12:01 a.m. screening.

Advance tickets to the $125 million movie went on sale nationwide Nov. 2 and have been selling quickly, according to theater owners and ticket agencies. It was unclear how many screens it would open on, but box-office observers have said the movie could break opening-day and opening-weekend records.

Warner Bros., the film's distributor, is letting theater owners decide whether to run midnight shows.

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