we (husband and daughter) wanted to see Harry Potter this weekend. We never go to the opening - we are not fans of crowded theaters. Originally we thought it might be fun to go to the Air & Space Museum out by Dulles to see the movie.
(if you're not familiar - the main Air & Space is in Washington, DC - the National Mall Museum - is about an hour from here. This is the one everyone knows -however, a few years ago they opened another out by Dulles Airport called the Udvar-Hazy Center to house all the stuff they can't display on the mall - obviously all those planes and space shuttles take up a lot of room and there is room to spare out here in Northern Virginia).
Anywho - i went to the website for Udvar-Hazy - saw the info on the IMAX theater there and decided to check out the times for the movie. Then on a whim i decided to visit the Fandango website to see where else it was playing. I was surprised it was going to be showing in our little theater in town called The Tally Ho . When we first moved here 10 years ago we saw a number of movies at this little theater, then it closed. It reopened it 2002 much to our delight. It's tiny but it's practically around the corner. And it only shows 2 movies at a time. In this age of multiplexes showing 20 features at a time its a little bit of yesteryear. Just wonderful. And the really great thing is that the first movie time was 11:30am. Perfect.
So not exactly breakfast with Harry - maybe brunch says it better. We drove downtown (total of 10 minutes - parked in the town lot - its free on Saturday!) - and walked to the theater. We sat down in the Duval Theater (that's for Robert Duval -yes that Robert Duval. He lives not far away in The Plains, VA I believe. We see him often in the newspaper - doing lots of fundraisers and such for the local hospital for example) and the movie began. We loved it. We are HUGE Harry Potter fans - and this one didn't disappoint (only thing i wish is that they could be even longer! I believe this book was the longest so i wished they could've included all the details. The first half hour was a compression of about 200 pages in the book!) All in all we were quite happy. If you plan on seeing it you won't be disappointed.