Harry Potter-a-thon

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Ryan Edwards | Daily Texan Staff

A group of moviegoers wait inside the South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse during the early morning hours for the Harry Potter-a-thon to begin. The event started at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday and is expected to run for the nearly 20 hours leading up to the midnight release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2".

Ryan Edwards | Daily Texan Staff

Jackie Jacot points her magic wand at one of her friends while they wait for the doors of the Drafthouse to open. Jacot was unable to decide which Hogwarts House she belongs to, which led to some slight ridicule from her friends.

Ryan Edwards | Daily Texan Staff

Siblings Marlee and Keaton Graham lay on the sidewalk outside of the theater. Moviegoers were able to purchase their tickets before the event, and their attendance ensured they would recieve a ticket for the midnight release of the new film.

Ryan Edwards | Daily Texan Staff

Marcia Ivey carries a folding chair back to her car after establishing her place inline inside the theater.