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The CALS Potter Marathon ends with HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 2 at 7pm tonight

RRT HP 0801 2It all comes down to this as the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Ron Robinson Theater’s (RRT) Harry Potter Movie Marathon shows Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Part 2 tonight at 7pm.

In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here

David Yates directed this 2011 film, his fourth in the series.  Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Maggie Smith, and Michael Gambon return to Hogwarts for this film.

The cast also featured Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Domhnall Gleeson, Clémence Poésy, John Hurt, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Isaacs, Helen McCrory, Tom Felton, Ciarán Hinds, Matthew Lewis, Afshan Azad, Freddie Stroma, Katie Leung, Bonnie Wright, Ralph Ineson, Jim Broadbent, Scarlett Byrne, Josh Herdman, Miriam Margolyes, Gemma Jones, David Thewlis, Julie Walters, Mark Williams, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Chris Rankin, David Bradley, Guy Henry, Nick Moran, Natalia Tena, Emma Thompson, Geraldine Somerville, Adrian Rawlins, Toby Papworth, Timothy Spall, Robbie Coltrane, and Gary Oldman.

The screening of all eight movies from Sunday, July 26 – Saturday, August 1 celebrates Harry Potter’s July 31 birthday. Special Harry Potter-themed concessions, activities, and prizes are part of the festivities at 100 River Market Avenue.

Tickets are $7 each for single tickets. Concessions will be available for purchase at every showing, and beer and wine are available at screenings scheduled after 5 p.m.

Some planned activities for movie-goers include being sorted into Hogwarts houses, competing for House Cup points, photo booths, and a horcrux scavenger hunt. Unique treats include candy from Kilwin’s and magical ice cream from Loblolly Creamery. Doors open and activities begin one hour before show time.

If you have seen one or all 8, be sure and use #CALSPotterMarathon on social media.


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Final Day of CALS Potter Marathon starts with HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 1

RRT HP 0801 1The end is near as the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Ron Robinson Theater’s (RRT) Harry Potter Movie Marathon starts today with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 this afternoon at 1pm.

Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction – the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Harry’s only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him.

David Yates directed this 2010 film, his third in the series.  Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and Michael Gambon return to Hogwarts for this film.

The cast also featured Bill Nighy, Richard Griffiths, Harry Melling, Julie Walters, Bonnie Wright, Ian Kelly, Michelle Fairley, Fiona Shaw, Alan Rickman, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Helen McCrory, Jason Isaacs, Tom Felton, Timothy Spall, David Ryall, Robbie Coltrane, Brendan Gleeson, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Domhnall Gleeson, Clémence Poésy, David Thewlis, John Hurt, Frances de la Tour, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Lewis, Freddie Stroma, Afshan Azad, Imelda Staunton, Toby Jones, Sophie Thompson, Kate Fleetwood, Adrian Rawlins, Geraldine Somerville and Miranda Richardson

The screening of all eight movies from Sunday, July 26 – Saturday, August 1 celebrates Harry Potter’s July 31 birthday. Special Harry Potter-themed concessions, activities, and prizes are part of the festivities at 100 River Market Avenue.

Tickets are $7 each for single tickets. Concessions will be available for purchase at every showing, and beer and wine are available at screenings scheduled after 5 p.m.

Some planned activities for movie-goers include being sorted into Hogwarts houses, competing for House Cup points, photo booths, and a horcrux scavenger hunt. Unique treats include candy from Kilwin’s and magical ice cream from Loblolly Creamery. Doors open and activities begin one hour before show time.

On Saturday the final two films will be shown at 1pm and 7pm.

If you see one or all 8, be sure and use #CALSPotterMarathon on social media.

 

 


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On Harry Potter’s Birthday the CALS Potter Marathon features HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE

Today is Harry Potter’s birthday.  Things continue to get complicated for Harry Potter as the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Ron Robinson Theater’s (RRT) Harry Potter Movie Marathon with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Emboldened by the return of Lord Voldemort, the Death Eaters are wreaking havoc in both the Muggle and wizarding worlds. Hogwarts, once thought to be a safe haven, may no longer be safe. Harry suspects that new dangers may lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Harry will have to help him uncover a vital key to unlocking Voldemort’s defenses, a critical piece of information known only to Horace Slughorn, Hogwarts’ former Potions Professor. Dumbledore manipulates his old colleague into returning to his previous post with promises of more money, a bigger office and the chance to teach the famous Harry Potter.

David Yates returns to direct this 2009 film, becoming the second person to director more than one movie in the series.  Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon and Maggie Smith returned to Hogwarts for this film.

The cast also featured Geraldine Somerville, Mark Williams, David Thewlis, Julie Walters, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Bonnie Wright, Tom Felton, Matthew Lewis, David Bradley, Alan Rickman, Ashan Azad, Shefali Chowdhury, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Jim Broadbent, Helen McCrory, Timothy Spall, Freddie Stroma and Gemma Jones.

The screening of all eight movies from Sunday, July 26 – Saturday, August 1 will celebrate Harry Potter’s July 31 birthday. Special Harry Potter-themed concessions, activities, and prizes are part of the festivities at 100 River Market Avenue.

Tickets are $7 each for single tickets. Concessions will be available for purchase at every showing, and beer and wine are available at screenings scheduled after 5 p.m.

Some planned activities for movie-goers include being sorted into Hogwarts houses, competing for House Cup points, photo booths, and a horcrux scavenger hunt. Unique treats include candy from Kilwin’s and magical ice cream from Loblolly Creamery. Doors open and activities begin one hour before show time.

The movies continue in order through Friday at 7pm.  On Saturday the final two films will be shown at 1pm and 7pm.

If you see one or all 8, be sure and use #CALSPotterMarathon on social media.


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HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX tonight at the CALS Potter Marathon

RRT HP 0730As Harry matures, some things don’t change; he is still pursued by He-who-must-not-be-named as the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Ron Robinson Theater’s (RRT) Harry Potter Movie Marathon with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Lord Voldemort has returned, but the ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to keep the wizarding world from knowing the truth. They appoint Ministry official Dolores Umbridge as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts. When Umbridge refuses to teach practical defensive magic, Ron and Hermione convince Harry to secretly train a select group of students for the wizarding war that lies ahead. A terrifying showdown between good and evil awaits.

David Yates directed this 2007 movie becoming the fourth person to direct a Harry Potter film.  Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon and Maggie Smith returned to Hogwarts for this film.

The cast also featured Fiona Shaw, Richard Griffiths, Adrian Rawls, Geraldine Somerville, Ralph Fiennes, Brendan Gleeson, Gary Oldman, Mark Williams, David Thewlis, Julie Walters, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Bonnie Wright, Jason Isaacs, Chris Rankin, Imelda Staunton, Tom Felton, Katie Leung, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, David Bradley, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Ashan Azad, Shefali Chowdhury, Helena Bonham Carter and Robbie Coltrane.

The screening of all eight movies from Sunday, July 26 – Saturday, August 1 will celebrate Harry Potter’s July 31 birthday. Special Harry Potter-themed concessions, activities, and prizes are part of the festivities at 100 River Market Avenue.

Tickets are $7 each for single tickets. Concessions will be available for purchase at every showing, and beer and wine are available at screenings scheduled after 5 p.m.

Some planned activities for movie-goers include being sorted into Hogwarts houses, competing for House Cup points, photo booths, and a horcrux scavenger hunt. Unique treats include candy from Kilwin’s and magical ice cream from Loblolly Creamery. Doors open and activities begin one hour before show time.

The movies continue in order through Friday at 7pm.  On Saturday the final two films will be shown at 1pm and 7pm.

If you see one or all 8, be sure and use #CALSPotterMarathon on social media.


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The CALS Harry Potter Marathon continues tonight with HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE

RRT HP 0729Harry faces new challenges and meets new friends as the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Ron Robinson Theater’s (RRT) Harry Potter Movie Marathon with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Harry’s fourth year at Hogwarts is marked by the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, in which student representatives from three different wizarding schools compete in a series of increasingly challenging contests. However, Voldemort’s Death Eaters are gaining strength and create the Dark Mark – giving evidence that the Dark Lord is ready to rise again. In the unsuspecting lives of the students at Hogwarts, the competitors are selected by the goblet of fire, which this year makes a very surprising announcement: Hogwarts will have two representatives in the tournament, including Harry. Now Harry has to rise to the challenge for the Tri Wizard Tournament while keeping up with school.

Mike Newell took over directing for this 2005 film, the fourth installment in the series.  Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Michael Gambon all reprised their roles. Others in the cast were David Tennant, Timothy Spall, Mark Williams, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Bonnie Wright, Robert Pattinson, Jason Isaacs, Tom Felton, Stanislav Ianevski, Roger Lloyd Pack, Katie Leung, Matthew Lewis, Robbie Coltrane, David Bradley, Frances de la Tour, Shefali Chowdhury, Clemence Poesy, Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman, Predrag Bjelac, Brendan Gleason, Miranda Richardson, Gary Oldman, Ralph Fiennes, Adrian Rawlins and Geraldine Somerville.

The screening of all eight movies from Sunday, July 26 – Saturday, August 1 will celebrate Harry Potter’s July 31 birthday. Special Harry Potter-themed concessions, activities, and prizes are part of the festivities at 100 River Market Avenue.

Tickets are $7 each for single tickets. Concessions will be available for purchase at every showing, and beer and wine are available at screenings scheduled after 5 p.m.

Some planned activities for movie-goers include being sorted into Hogwarts houses, competing for House Cup points, photo booths, and a horcrux scavenger hunt.

Unique treats include candy from Kilwin’s and magical ice cream from Loblolly Creamery. Doors open and activities begin one hour before show time.

The movies continue in order through Friday at 7pm.  On Saturday the final two films will be shown at 1pm and 7pm.

If you see one or all 8, be sure and use #CALSPotterMarathon on social media.

 


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CALS Potter Marathon continues tonight with HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN

RRT HP 0728Harry continues to discover his destiny as the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Ron Robinson Theater‘s (RRT) Harry Potter Movie Marathon shows Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Year three at Hogwarts means new fun and challenges as Harry learns the delicate art of approaching a Hippogriff, transforming shape-shifting Boggarts into hilarity and even turning back time. But the term also brings danger: soul-sucking Dementors hover over the school, an ally of the accursed He-Who-Cannot-Be-Named lurks within the castle walls, and fearsome wizard Sirius Black escapes Azkaban.

This 2004 film was directed by Alfonso Cuaron. This was the first Harry Potter film to not be directed by Chris Columbus.  The cast was led by Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.  Michael Gambon took over the role of Dumbledore from Richard Harris, who had died.

Others in the cast were Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw, Geraldine Somerville, Gary Oldman, Oliver Phelps, James Phelps, Chris Rankin, Julie Walters, Bonnie Wright, Mark Williams, David Thewlis, David Bradley, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Matthew Lewis, Tom Felton, Dawn French, Emma Thompson, Julie Christie, Peter Best and Timothy Spall.

The screening of all eight movies from Sunday, July 26 – Saturday, August 1 will celebrate Harry Potter’s July 31 birthday. Special Harry Potter-themed concessions, activities, and prizes are part of the festivities at 100 River Market Avenue.

Tickets are $7 each for single tickets. Concessions will be available for purchase at every showing, and beer and wine are available at screenings scheduled after 5 p.m.

Some planned activities for movie-goers include being sorted into Hogwarts houses, competing for House Cup points, photo booths, and a horcrux scavenger hunt. Unique treats include candy from Kilwin’s and magical ice cream from Loblolly Creamery. Doors open and activities begin one hour before show time.

The movies continue in order through Friday at 7pm.  On Saturday the final two films will be shown at 1pm and 7pm.

If you see one or all 8, be sure and use #CALSPotterMarathon on social media.


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Harry Potter Marathon continues with THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS

RRT HP 0727Harry continues to discover his destiny as the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS)  Ron Robinson Theater ‘s (RRT) Harry Potter Movie Marathon shows with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of the second year of his amazing journey into the world of wizardry. This year at Hogwarts, spiders talk, letters scold and Harry’s own unsettling ability to speak to snakes turns his friends against him. From dueling clubs to rogue Bludgers, it’s a year of adventure and danger when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron and Hermione’s magical abilities and courage.
This 2002 film was directed by Chris Columbus.  Returning to the cast are Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Fiona Shaw, Richard Griffiths, Julie Walters, John Cleese, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Wright, Chris Rankin, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Matthew Lewis, Tom Felton and Devon Murray. Among the new cast members were Toby Jones, Jim Norton, Mark Williams, Jason Isaacs, Kenneth Branagh, David Bradley and Miriam Margolyes.

The screening of all eight movies from Sunday, July 26 – Saturday, August 1 will celebrate Harry Potter’s July 31 birthday. Special Harry Potter-themed concessions, activities, and prizes are part of the festivities at 100 River Market Avenue.

Tickets are $7 each for single tickets. Concessions will be available for purchase at every showing, and beer and wine are available at screenings scheduled after 5 p.m.

Some planned activities for movie-goers include being sorted into Hogwarts houses, competing for House Cup points, photo booths, and a horcrux scavenger hunt.

Unique treats include candy from Kilwin’s and magical ice cream from Loblolly Creamery. Doors open and activities begin one hour before show time.

The movies continue in order through Friday at 7pm.  On Saturday the final two films will be shown at 1pm and 7pm.

If you see one or all 8, be sure and use #CALSPotterMarathon on social media.

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