SOUTH WILLIAMSON, Ky. – “It All Ends.”
That’s the tagline for the newest installment of the Harry Potter saga, which opened around the country at midnight Friday.
And while the movie franchise might have reached its end, but there was still plenty of life to be found at Southside Theater in South Williamson.
This wasn’t a normal midnight showing of a film though. There were no droves of people standing in a somewhat straight line or bickering over who cut in where. Instead, nearly everyone, a sold-out crowd, was already seated at 11:30 p.m. Thursday.
There were, however, some people standing in line for concessions, others just getting inside the cinema, and a few lounging around, waiting for show time.
Taylor Coleman and a group of his friends came from Martin County for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
“They’ve got the best theaters around” Coleman said, giving a reason for the trip.
There were toddlers, young kids, teenagers and adults, all packed into theater, eager to see what exactly was going to happen to the bespectacled English hero and his lovable troupe of friends.
“It’s sold-out,” one employee said. “And the theater holds 152 people.”
Another employee said that most tickets had been purchased earlier in the day.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has a running time of 130 minutes and is rated PG-13.