But she wanted to be first in line so she'd get a good seat in the auditorium, so she arrived at the theater at 12:30 p.m. — 11-and-a-half hours before the movie was to begin.
Monkton resident Brittany Falkowitz, 24, was thinking the same thing, however, and when the two saw one another in the parking lot and knew what the other was up to, both sprinted to the wall near the entrance to be first.
"We just wanted to be the first one to line up," Falkowitz said.
"It's important," Sophie said.
"It's our last chance to do this kind of thing," Falkowitz said, fidgeting with a wand she bought at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando.
By 4 p.m., the pair were at the front of a line of a dozen.
By 6 p.m. it was more like 50 people.
By 7 p.m., more than 100 people, with more people in Hogwarts robes and character costumes arriving every few minutes.
"Deathly Hallows, Part 2" is the eighth and final film in the Harry Potter series, but while the global phenomenon of the books and films have lasted more than a decade, true fans aren't exactly suffering from Harry Potter fatigue.
Sophia, a student at Towson High School, said she's been a fan of Harry Potter, "since the books came out."
She wasn't old enough to read the huge tomes, but her father was reading it, as was her brother, Dean, 18, who sat with her in line July 14.
"My family has been totally Harry Potter influenced," Sophia said.
"Of course I'm a geek about it — it's affected how I think about things," she said.
Sophia said she has more imagination and is more open-minded because of the Harry Potter world.
Falkowitz was old enough to read the books herself when they were first released.
"I was 11 when the books came out," she said. "I was exactly the same age as Harry was in the book."
Falkowitz has to enjoy this last bit of Potter craziness because she talks about Harry Potter so much at home that it irritates her husband.
"Every time I bring it up, he's like 'Enough Harry Potter,' " she said with a laugh.
But these hours of waiting in the shade of a movie theater are a joy, and not the least of which because of the camaraderie.