FARMINGDALE - Harry Potter fans lined up outside of movie theaters across Long Island hours in advance tonight to get a seat at the first showing of the final chapter in the movie franchise.

It was Harry Potter mania at the Farmingdale Multiplex where some fans dressed in full wizard garb for the movie's U.S. premiere.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" has already grossed $25 million in advance ticket sales, thanks to devoted fans.

Many fans said for them, the end of the Harry Potter franchise also marks the end of their childhood.