PRE-PARTY: Dewey's in Newport.
PIZZA: Billy Goat, shared with Cati (pink shirt at lower left).
IN THE THEATER: Nervous at first because the 10 or so of us who were there at 10 p.m. were trying to reserve an entire row of seats. But our various friends arrived soon enough.
BARNES AND NOBLE: The only coffee option at the Levee, and therefore crowded as all get-out. The store officially closed before I was even able to make my order (but they served everyone who was already in line).
NUMBER OF FOOD SERVICE WORKERS I SAID "BLESS YOU FOR BEING HERE" TO: 2
WORRIES THAT AFOREMENTIONED WORKERS WOULD THINK I WAS A FUNDAMENTALIST CHRISTIAN: Fleeting
USHER JOHN: Awesome. In the pic below, he's asking if anyone has a wand with which he can perform the Sonorus Charm to amplify his voice. Love! (Also, note costumed wizard exiting stage right.)
THEATER: Crowded and raucous.
SCREENS AMC SOLD OUT, ACCORDING TO USHER JOHN: 14
AMC'S POLICY ON THEATER SPECIFIED ON YOUR TICKET VS. THEATER YOU WERE SITTING IN: Enlightened. If you want to sit with your friends in theater 11 even though your ticket says theater 9, go right ahead.
COSTUMED CHARACTERS WHO WALKED THROUGH THEATER JUST FOR KICKS: Tonks and Filch. I yelled "Wotcher!" at Tonks, but was not quick enough on the draw to get pictures.
FASTEST BATHROOM BREAK EVER: Me, four minutes to midnight.
Coming up: the actual movie.