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Happenings at the 'Harry Potter' NYC premiere

Daniel Radcliffe, left, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and

Daniel Radcliffe, left, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton attend the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" at Alice Tully Hall in Manhattan. (Nov. 15, 2010) Credit: Getty Images

The corner of 65th and Broadway in Manhattan was alive with fans trying to catch a glimpse of the magical "Harry Potter" trio last night. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson graced the red carpet outside of Alice Tully Hall for the U.S. premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1."

Sam Roukin (Snatcher), Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) also made appearances. Director David Yates, producers David Heyman and David Barron, and screenwriter Steve Kloves introduced the premiere showing. Other celebs, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Blake Lively and Johnny Weir, also attended.

Fans of all ages filled the Starr Theater to watch the beginning of the end to the "Potter" series. Harry, Ron and Hermione begin their search for the Horcruxes, special artifacts that Lord Voldemort uses to ensure his immortality. While the three young wizards try to destroy the Horcruxes, they discover that three powerful items of wizarding lore that could turn the tide in the battle against the Dark Lord: The Deathly Hallows.

The series grows in depth as the conclusion looms. Fans of the book should be pleased with Kloves' adaptation of J.K. Rowling's novel. Children who have grown up with Harry, Ron and Hermione will enjoy seeing their heroes, while parents will find the three young adults easier to relate to.

Full of suspense, mystery, plot twists and just a touch of humor, "The Deathly Hallows: Part 1" is an excellent cinema experience. Stay tuned for our critic's review later Tuesday.

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