All 150 seats for the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part I are sold out at the Mount Shasta theater.

As the movie opens, the search is on, and things aren’t going well in Harry Potter’s world. But that’s great news for fans who are flooding box offices across the country to see part one of the beloved series’ finale.

All 150 seats for the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part I are sold out at the Mount Shasta theater, according to theater employees.

Some reviews have marked the new movie as dark, long and plodding (it runs 2 hours and 28 minutes), but fans who have read and loved the Potter books are excited to get the chance to make their own judgement.

Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Harry, Emma Watson as Hermione and Rupert Grint as Ron, Deathly Hallows is the first installment of the seventh and final Harry Potter book, in which the three friends hunt down ‘horcruxes’ of Lord Voldemort (played by Ralph Fiennes, minus his nose).

Destroying the horcruxes (items in which Voldemort has  hidden pieces of his own soul) is absolutely necessary and is the mission Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) gave to Harry at the end of the last film.

The Death Eaters (Voldemort’s followers) have essentially taken over the Ministry of Magic after Dumbledore’s death and are out to kill Harry before he can complete his mission.

Though the midnight showing in Mount Shasta is full, Coming Attractions will show the movie at 1:55 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 8:35 p.m. through Thanksgiving.

Showings on Friday are getting close to selling out,  the employee said, and tickets have been sold online for every showing over the weekend.

Send us your Harry Potter photos, and we’ll use them in an online photo gallery at mtshastanews.com. We’ll also try to get some of them in Wednesday’s paper.

Email them to skye@mtshastanews.com