We're holding a Harry Potter Movie Series here at the library to get ready for the 6th movie's release on November 21, 2008 but then the studio went and changed the release date to July 17, 2009! (don't worry, we're still showing the movies starting September 6th at 1 p.m.)
Why the change, you ask?
One rumor is that studio execs were worried about the Twilight movie release eclipsing the release Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. see mtv article for more
Another rumor is that producers don't want viewers to be put off by Daniel Radcliff's other starring role, a Broadway play which involves nudity.
But the most likely reason is simply that somebody wants to make more money and summer blockbusters are the best bet for $$$$. how annoying.
Oh, well. We'll be watching all 5 HP movies on Saturdays this fall anyway.
In the meantime, here's a preview for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. enjoy!