This website first burst on to the scene back in 2001, the same year the first Harry Potter movie was released. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was one of my first ever, real press screenings. I still remember being packed into that little screening room, shoulder to shoulder with journalists who probably wouldn't normally even show to see a movie, but somehow landed a ticket for this one. The guy next to me was from some obscure radio station, but apparently not a very successful one, because he spent the thirty minutes we sat together waiting for the film to start, trying to talk me into giving him a job. I didn't have the heart to tell him that, at the time, I was still working as an engineer and that while he jabbered on endlessly I was deathly afraid that my boss would notice I'd vanished from my cubicle at one o'clock in the afternoon.
For nearly a decade now the Harry Potter movies have been an indelible part of what's happening at the movie theater. You all have your own stories to tell about what it's meant to you, about the ways its impacted your life in one way or another. You probably remember the first time you saw a Harry Potter movie in the theater. Some of you were kids when the first one came out and are now adults, maybe even with kids of your own. We've all lived and changed with these movies, and now it all ends with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 in theaters on July 15th. Why not say goodbye by getting free Harry Potter stuff?
This is our way of rewarding all of you for being along for the ride with us during this decade journey through the halls of Hogwarts. We're giving away a massive, muggleload of wizarding-themed Harry Potter prizes to 4 different lucky Cinema Blend readers. The grand prize is a doozy, a huge prize pack filled with Harry Potter coolness the likes of which you've never seen before. Here's what we've got to give you.
Grand Prize Winner Will Receive:
1 Stationary Set
1 Snitch Clock in Box
1 Resin Wand Pens in Leather Case
1 18 Wand Pencils with Pencil Holder
1 Keychain with Dragon and Gringotts coin
1 1.5” Metal Gringotts magnet in Pouch
1 Unisex Battle for Hogwarts T-shirt
1 Battle of Hogwarts Hat with Patch
1 Next Level Apparel Gringotts Bank Burn Out Hoodie
1 “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” Soundtrack CD
1 Family 4-pack of IMAX movie tickets
Second Place Winner Will Receive:
1 Next Level ladies' T-shirt with Gold foil Imprint
1 Dobby Black T-shirt for Juniors
Third Place Winner Will Receive:
1 Harry Potter T-shirt
Fourth Place Winner Will Receive:
1 Voldemort T-shirt
So how do you win these stunning, wizard world treasures? Winning is easy. Simply click over to this post on our Fan Page and leave a comment answering this question: If you could invent your own magic spell, what would it do?
Winners will be chosen at random from among all the available entries.
After you've entered, keep yourself in a Harry Potter frame of mind by visiting the official Harry Potter site or the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Facebook page.
Entries are limited to the United States of America, because we spent all our extra shipping money on cool prizes. Contest ends July 18, 2011. Here's some other rules the lawyers tell us you need to know about...
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