Harry Potter mania hits Yarmouth Hollywood Cinema

THE trademark cloak, wand and spectacles can only mean one thing - it was the opening night of the latest, and last, Harry Potter film in Great Yarmouth.

Crowds flocked to the town’s seafront Hollywood cinema on Friday as Pottermania swept into town - and it was the same for the next several nights with youngsters and adults all queuing to see the last instalment of the schoolboy wizard’s adventures, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Trevor Wicks, director of Hollywood Cinemas, said thousands of people turned up to Hollywood cinemas across Norfolk.

He added: “It was excellent, probably the biggest weekend we have ever had as a cinema.

“It probably helped that the weather was on our side with the rain as well. It was not just Harry Potter though, we had a terrific weekend all round with all the films generating interest.”

The seventh and last film is based on the J K Rowling novels, which have sold 450 million copies worldwide.

The books focus on Harry’s battles with the evil wizard Lord Voldemort, who killed Harry’s parents when he was a baby before vanishing after attempting to kill Harry.

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Harry became famous and was placed in the care of his non-magical relatives Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon. He enrolls at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he learns wizardry to fight Voldemort.