Just thought it would be interesting to hear what other people are doing to celebrate what will truly be, the end of an era. Are you going to the midnight screening? Do you have a tradition you do with every release? Is this one any different because it's the last one?
For me, I ban myself from reading the corresponding book for 12 months before the release to keep myself from over critiquing the movie when I first see it and to try and keep some element of surprise by not having the storyline too fresh in my mind. So given the whole P1 and P2 thing, I haven't read DH for a year and a half!
Then in the 6 months leading up to the movie I try not to read any of the books at all.
I will be having a HP marathon the day before the release here, watching all 7 previous movies to get into the mood before seeing the last movie the day it's released (here in Aus thats the 13/7). And of course I will be dressing up!! I don't go to the midnight screening as I'm not really a night person and do not want to be tired whilst watching the movie!
This is...probably...my last chance to do these traditions and so I will be doing them in style! What about everyone else?