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'Harry Potter' Fans Camp Out in New York for Final Film Premiere

2011 Warner Bros. Ent./ Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R.(NEW YORK) -- It's the beginning of the end! On Monday night, New York City's Lincoln Center will host the U.S. premiere of the final Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
Harry Potter fans have literally been waiting across the street from Lincoln Center for as many as six days.  Now they're contending with an oppressive New York City heat wave.

As to why these fans are there, there was a recurring theme.  Many fans feel the final film represents the end of a chapter in their lives.

"We really want to see the stars and it's the end of our childhood's," said Stacy Anderson while waiting outside Lincoln Center.

The film series, based on the Harry Potter novels by British author J.K. Rowling, began in 2001 with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.  Many young fans of the books and films were just small children during their first introduction to the series.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 opens Friday.

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