Harry Hysteria Hits Michiana

Harry's back on the big screen and muggles worldwide are rejoicing.

The highly anticipated film "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" hit theaters Thursday.

Eager to get their fill, hundreds headed out to Michiana's theaters.

Several Michiana movie theatres were sold out Thursday for showings of the movie.

The movie is one of the summer's biggest, bringing in an estimated $12 million just for the midnight showings, but for many Potter fans it's just the beginning of the Harry hysteria.

Hopes were high at the Mishawaka’s Movies 14 as tons of muggles came out to see what happens to the witches and wizards at Hogwarts in the fifth movie.

“ I wanted to come see the movie because I heard it was great, and I saw the commercials of it, and it looked really good,” said Hayden Alexander.

Potter fans who read ahead of the films already know what's in store for Ron, Harry and Hermione in movie number five.

They have been waiting for the release of the seventh and final book in the series.

Harry fans are not the only ones getting ready for the book's July 21st release.

The Notre Dame bookstore is throwing a Potter party at the bewitching hour for the release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows."

Sets are under construction at the Notre Dame bookstore, but the series ending is under lock and key in Crafordsville where the book is being printed.

The small town's biggest employer, R.R. Donnelly took drastic security measures to protect the book’s dark secrets.

Employees were even written up if they were caught sneaking a peak at the pages, however, all secrets will be revealed in due time.

For the time being Potter junkies are turning to the theatres for their fix of Hogwarts hijinx.

Many fans are already buying tickets for shows this weekend, and theaters are anticipating more sell-outs. Buy your tickets in advance and get in line early to get the good seats.

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