Harry Potter fans form huge line at Fresno's Edwards Theater

FRESNO, Calif.

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"Amazing! Everything I could have hoped for. I'm surprised I didn't cry."

It was a combination of sadness and enthusiasm for hundreds of Harry Potter fans as they left the theater early Friday morning.

"So wonderful. David yates was awesome. I couldn't be happier."

Emma griffin started reading the books when she was in the 4th grade. She says she grew up with the characters and felt compelled to be here -- to finish both the series and end this chapter in her life.

"It's perfect, I'm going to college next so the fact that they are ending before I go to college is perfect."

"It was extremely emotional, beautiful and I'm upset it's over," said Lauren Deckwald.

It was also emotional for Lauren Deckwald and Niki Gunter who met more than 10 years ago when they were both in kindergarten - over a conversation about a Harry Potter t-shirt. Niki gunter:

"Still shaking it's over... It's hard, but I'll get thru it," said Niki Gunter.

The 130 minute battle to the death between Harry Potter and his evil nemesis, Lord Voldermort has come to a close -- marking the end of childhood for some, and the beginning of their adult life.

After the midnight screening, another huge crowd poured out of the theater after the 2:50 show.

Even though J.K. Rowling says she has no plans to write another book in the Harry Potter series, Warner and other corporate partners hope to keep the cash registers ringing into the future with toys, DVD's, digital media and theme parks.

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