ABC FAMILY PREPARES HARRY POTTER FANS FOR WHEN "IT ALL ENDS HERE" WITH NETWORK'S "HARRY POTTER WEEKEND," AIRING THURSDAY, JULY 7 THROUGH MONDAY, JULY 11, AND INCLUDES AN ONLINE "ULTIMATE FAN SWEEPSTAKES"
"Harry Potter Weekend" to Include Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Footage of
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" Throughout the Weekend Event
Grand Prize Winner Takes Home Valuable "Harry Potter" Film Merchandise and Memorabilia
Burbank, CA (June 29, 2011) - With the epic battle between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort approaching, ABC Family gives fans a chance to experience the journey through the years of spells and secrets with a magical weekend full of "Harry Potter" films and an online sweepstakes that "Harry Potter" fans won't want to miss. The "Harry Potter Weekend" event starts with "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" on Thursday, July 7th and will include airings of each of the first five films through Monday, July 11th, as well as exclusive never-before-seen footage of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2", which opens in theaters on July 15, 2011.
The "Harry Potter" weekend schedule is as follows:
Thursday, July 7th
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
Friday, July 8th
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
Saturday, July 9th
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
Sunday, July 10th
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"
Monday, July 11th
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET/PT - "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"
For anyone who believes he or she is the ultimate "Harry Potter" fan, ABC Family has the online sweepstakes not to be missed. Fans can go to www.abcfamily.com/harrypottersweeps starting on Thursday, June 30th through Sunday, July 10th to enter their name for a chance to win the "Harry Potter Ultimate Fan Sweepstakes" grand prize. Fans 13 and older can enter once per day to increase their chances.
The grand prize package includes:
· "Ultimate Edition" DVDs or Blu-ray discs of the first six "Harry Potter" films
· "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 1" (three-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
· "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 1 & 2" video games by Electronic Arts
· Authentic Prop Replica Ten Wands & Wand Display Case
· Authentic Prop Replica Gryffindor House Sweater & Tie
· Authentic Prop Replica Gryffindor Robe
· Plus a copy of The Harry Potter Film Wizardry Book signed by Daniel Radcliffe and other cast members
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