EARLY BIRDS: Bridie Barrett, of Lismore, Heidi Moss, of Goonellabah, Ben Sainsbury, of Goonellabah, and Tessa Pearson, of Goolm
EARLY BIRDS: Bridie Barrett, of Lismore, Heidi Moss, of Goonellabah, Ben Sainsbury, of Goonellabah, and Tessa Pearson, of Goolm

Lismore goes potty over Potter

By KIM COUSINS

"SO AWESOME!"

That's how Bridie Barrett, who attended the inaugural screening with friends, described the latest Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Opening yesterday to record crowds, many of them dressed creatively, the film has appeal for fans of all ages.

"They're all very excited," said cinema manager Brian Rose. "Many have dressed up and brought their brooms."

He recommends booking your tickets online to avoid disappointment.

"We haven't had to turn anyone away, but the sessions have been packed," he said.

You can also support the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane and the Parents and Friends of St John's Woodlawn by buying one of their fundraising tickets for the 6.30pm session tonight.

The idea for a fundraiser came about when someone noticed that a Woodlawn student, James Brooks, bears an uncanny resemblance to Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe.

Principal Glen Roff is a fan of the Harry Potter series himself, and says both the films and books are popular with students.

"Every time a movie comes out you can't find a Harry Potter book in the school library," he said.

"It's wonderful."



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