Harry Potter at Harvard

There are some very nice things about Harvard.

Along with the chance to make millions in questionable industries, rub elbows with the descendants of presidents, and get to know a lot of well—in the words of Misha Glouberman in the Paris Review, “if you go to Harvard, the eyes of the country are on you in a certain way. So if you want to write a book about taking Prozac and being slutty, that’s not as marketable as a book about taking Prozac and being slutty at Harvard”—really interesting people, there’s also the weird chance to see all the Harry Potter movies in advance.

According to a piece by Xi Yu at The Crimson:

The final installment of the Harry Potter movies will be screened in Harvard Square a day early, giving more than 1,600 Harvard employees and students the chance to see the much-awaited movie before its release in the United States.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” scheduled to be released to the American public at midnight Friday morning, will be screened seven times in Harvard Square on Thursday evening as a result of an arrangement between AMC Theatres, Warner Bros., and a division of Harvard Human Resources called Outings and Innings. …Outings and Innings has been organizing the Harry Potter pre-screenings since the release of the first movie “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in 2001.

Because this move will be released in July, however, the actual benefits of being a Harvard student are a little limited here; most students are away from college for the summer.

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer