Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (movie)

Harford fans eager for Harry Potter midnight showings

Ending nearly 10 years of premieres, midnight Friday marked the release of the final chapter in the Harry Potter saga, and Harford County fans of the ubiquitous wizard of literature and big screen fame were all ready for the momentous event.

In 2001, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," the first of the movies, debuted in the United States, continuing a phenomenon that began with J. K. Rowling's now famous book series, popular with young adults.

Legions of fans have been attached to the lives of Harry, Hermione and Ron as they explored Hogwarts and grew up in the wizarding world.

Well, early Friday morning was expected to bring a final cinematic curtain...