We are really excited for the next and final Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
, and of course we're most excited to view it as an outdoor movie! The film is set to be pretty amazing, and will be released in two parts, the first which is to be released on November 19, 2010, and the second on July 15, 2011. Both will be released in 3D, as well as 2D, so save up for your outdoor movie 3D projector so you can watch the film in 3D
on your 40 foot Elite Screen
The film has the usual cast of Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry's best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. They are on a mission together to stop Voldemort's secret to immortality - the Horcruxes - when he ascends to control the Ministry of Magic after Dumbeldore's death. The film is an epic and powerful narrative that culminates with the final confrontation of Harry and Voldemort, that should be pretty amazing in 3D!
We think it would be pretty amazing to see a community screen all of the Harry Potter Films in a series! It would make for a great multi-week series that would build your audience as you progressed through the films. By the time you screened Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows,
you'd no doubt have hundreds or thousands (depending on the size of your town) of community members and families in attendance.
As with many films we review on the blog, Deathly Hallows presents some really great opportunities for pre-show activities and general thematizing. Imagine having a character look-alike contest. There would certainly be alot of little Harry Potters running around with magic wands! And you could have some great concessions- with items like Bertie Bott's Jelly Beans with throw-up and earwax flavors! We can think of some great eating-contest ideas utilizing the candy!