October 21, 2001

Wait Almost Over for Sci-Fi Fans
Staff Reporter

The first film in New Line's massively budgeted Lord of the Rings trilogy will have its world premiere in London on Dec. 10, a spokeswoman for the studio said Thursday. She added cryptically, "We can't say any more at the moment," which naturally leads us to (optimistically) expect the film will bow with some unspecified but spectacular large-scale hoopla.

Few Bidders for Potter Premiere Tickets

However keenly folks may want to see Harry Potter take to the big screen, an announcement on Wednesday that a limited number of tickets to film's world premiere in Edinburgh, Scotland on Nov. 6 were being auctioned on the Internet has surprisingly attracted few bidders.

As of press time, fewer than 1,900 people had visited the auction site (, where the current price for the tickets had been set at 75 pounds ($108) each. This, despite the fact that author J.K. Rowling will be there and the bid price includes a reception. But hey, the auction goes on for 22 more days.

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