CALLING ALL MUGGLES:

HOUSTON-AREA BLOCKBUSTER TO HOST MIDNIGHT DVD RELEASE PARTY FOR

“HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE”

Monday, Dec. 7th Event to Feature Prizes and 2008 Houston Magician of the Year

WHAT: The magic of Harry Potter will descend on the BLOCKBUSTER location at 225 Cypresswood Drive in Spring on Monday, Dec. 7 as the store hosts a midnight DVD release party for “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”  In addition to being the next chapter in the highly popular series of films based on J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” novels, the movie is the highest grossing film of 2009 and is among the top 10 highest grossing films of all time.

Activities at the event include:

  • The opportunity for loyal Harry Potter fans to be among the first to rent or purchase the movie on DVD or Blu-ray, while supplies last.  Those who can’t stay until the midnight release are invited to reserve a copy for purchase with $5 down.
  • The chance to win Harry Potter prizes
  • 104.1 KRBE Radio will be on-site
  • 2008 Houston Magician of the Year Michael Satterwhite will be performing magic

WHEN: Monday, Dec. 7

  • 9:30 pm: Event begins
  • Midnight: “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” DVD and Blu-ray available for rent or purchase while supplies last.  (Those who can’t stay until midnight can reserve a copy for purchase with $5 down.)

WHERE: BLOCKBUSTER, 225 Cypresswood Drive in Spring

HOW: Admission is free and open to the public.

OFFERING: “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” will be available for purchase or rent while supplies last at participating BLOCKBUSTER stores and online at www.blockbuster.com on the movie’s nationwide release date of Tuesday, Dec. 8.  Fans can reserve their copy in advance by putting $5 down at any participating store.

In addition to the single-disc DVD, BLOCKBUSTER will be offering several special editions: a two-disc DVD version and a Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy Combo Pack.  Also available at BLOCKBUSTER stores starting on Dec. 8 will be a Harry Potter Years 1-6 Giftset, featuring all six of the Harry Potter movies, on DVD or Blu-ray.

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FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:

Petri Darby, BrightBox

(713) 724-9917 or pdarby@brightboxonline.com