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The End. Sold-out crowd to converge at The Tech Museum for premiere party, final Harry Potter film

Press Release Date 
Tuesday, 12 July, 2011
Hundreds of costumed clad Pott-Heads will swoop down on The Tech Museum to celebrate the final chapter of the blockbuster movie franchise, capping a supernatural journey that transformed pop culture and delighted fans worldwide with its Hippogriffs, house elves and a bespectacled lad named Harry. Come Thursday, more than 250 fans, channeling their favorite creatures and characters through spot-on costumes and impressions, will salute their beloved book and movie series with a mystical bash piquing the envy of Dark Lords from here to Hogwarts. Tickets for the premiere party sold out in just 90 minutes as fans planned to vie for awards ranging from "First in Line" to "Best Costume." Prizes will also be given for trivia games and a specially designed Literary Quest. Guests will start lining the lamp-lighted, red carpet early. And, while they wait, Hagrid, he of huge hair and belly, will emerge from his one-room hut to greet visitors and passersby. Once inside the museum, fans will be treated to delicious chocolate frogs, sweet pumpkin patsies and butter beer (non-alcoholic, of course!). A stunning re-creation of The Great Hall and life-size standees will serve as the backdrop for guests' photo ops as music from the popular series is piped into the room. Then, at 12:01 a.m., the film rolls in The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater, eight stories high with 13,000 watts of wrap-around digital surround sound. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 marks the final confrontation between the wizards Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest to find and destroy Voldemort's three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered, and Voldemort finds out about their mission, the series-ending battle ensues. So popular is the premiere opening at the museum that a second show has been added for 2:30 a.m. Already, nearly 150 tickets have been sold. Contact: Roqua Montez Director of Public Relations +1 (408) 795-6225 rmontez@thetech.org About The Tech Museum The Tech Museum is a hands-on science and technology institution designed to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in experiences that educate, inform, provoke thought, and inspire action. Ensconced in the heart of Silicon Valley, the museum captures the spirit of the region through innovative content and programs such as The Tech Challenge, our annual team design competition for youth, and the internationally renowned The Tech Awards, which recognizes technology to benefit humanity. Daily, The Tech Museum celebrates the present and encourages the development of pioneering ideas for a more promising future.