For some, it was the end of their childhood. For others, it was a night to transform into the characters they grew to know. For all, it was a chance to be among the first to see the last installment in the Harry Potter film series. The theaters at were filled with fans for the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II, which sold out well ahead of the midnight premier Friday morning.
A select few watched 12 hours of the previous movies .
When the film let out just after 2 a.m. Friday, it appeared folks were just as pleased as they were saddened at the end of an era.