Meet the People Who Went to See Harry Potter at 3 a.m. on a Weeknight

Slate's Culture Blog
July 15 2011 1:50 PM

Who Goes to See Harry Potter at 3 a.m. on a Weeknight?

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Who on earth goes to see Harry Potter at 3 a.m. on a weeknight? We sent Slate intern Sam Wolson to the opening-night showing in Washington D.C.’s Gallery Place cinema in Chinatown to find out. The outcome was not remotely what we expected. In place of invisibility cloaks and wands were normally dressed people with rational explanations for why they’d stayed up so late on a Thursday.
 

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Heather Murphy is a former Slate photo editor and the creator of Behold, the Photo Blog. Follow her on Twitter.