Magic Wish Granted: Harry Potter Scheduled to Hit Screens on Friday

The Jakarta Globe

Indonesia’s Harry Potter fans will finally get their chance to see the last installment of the hit movie series on Friday, cinema officials said on Tuesday.

“ ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’ will be screened starting on Friday,” Djonny Sjafruddin, head of the Indonesian Cinema Companies Union (GPBSI), told the Jakarta Globe.

The film will not be exclusively screened by film industry giant Cineplex 21.

Dian Sunardi, head of marketing at Blitzmegaplex, said they had also been informed that the Harry Potter film was scheduled to be screened starting on Friday.

“Unless the distributor changes the screening schedule, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’ will be screened by Friday and our first show time will be at 12 o’clock,” she said.

The screening of the boy wizzard’s saga in Indonesian cinemas will mark the return of Hollywood blockbusters to the country more than five months after major American studios began a boycott over a royalty dispute.

“Transformers 3” will likely be screened 10 days later.

“Kung Fu Panda 2” has also passed censors and will be screened.

But Djonny has said that even with Hollywood films back in Indonesian cinemas, GPBSI will prioritize the screening of local films with five due for screening during Ramadan, he said.

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