‘Harry Potter’ super-fan? The Admiral’s the place to be on Sunday

March 1, 2011 at 5:21 pm | In Admiral Theater, Fun stuff to do, West Seattle news | 7 Comments

The latest “Harry Potter” movie continues at the Admiral Theater this weekend, and the theater plans a special event: Fans who come to the theater in costume for the 3:40 pm matinee on Sunday will get a chance to win prizes courtesy of a super-fan who’s also bringing along her HP-themed car (which isn’t among the prizes, but IS for sale). The car belongs to Alexia Johnson, a custom-made Mini Cooper convertible that was custom-ordered from Oxford, England, in the 2006 model year. According to The Admiral’s announcement, Johnson explained, ““I have been a longtime Harry Potter fan and I wanted my British car to reflect my favorite British story. I went to the Mini dealership in 2005 and choose everything that I wanted to have on my car. It has a supercharged engine and it is manual. I love the color purple and at that time they came out with a new color, Purple Haze. That color is now discontinued but that makes my car even more special and unique.” She says an artist “took the clear coat off of the car, painted “HP” on the doors, golden snitch on the gas tank cover, Hogwarts crest (which has a lot of detail) on the hood between the stripes which are hand-painted not decals like they normally are. Finally, he put a metallic coat on the car and under street lights and in the sun light it sparkles like magic!” (52,000 miles on the odometer and she’s asking $20,000 or best offer.) The Admiral says that Johnson’s collected HP memorabilia through the years and “will be giving out some great prizes to the best costumed attendees.” Doors open at 3 pm.

(Also of note for those who haven’t seen the Oscar-nominated movie “The Social Network,” it opens Friday at the Admiral. Plus, Saturday night at midnight, it’s the monthly “Rocky Horror Picture Show” extravaganza. More details in this update e-mail from The Admiral.)

7 Comments

  1. Wish they would spruce it up a little bit. The seats are very uncomfortable. Starts at east valley on friday and those tickets are only $3.00 and it’s a much nicer theatre.

    Comment by Andy — 11:59 am March 2, 2011 #

  2. Wasn’t that Mini Cooper stolen a while back?
    I seemed to have missed the story on that.
    Every time I drive past that car I have the urge to call 911.

    Comment by pigeonmom — 12:32 pm March 2, 2011 #

  3. I love that mini cooper. I’ve seen it around West Seattle for the last couple of years

    Comment by Gabriel — 12:36 pm March 2, 2011 #

  4. pegionmom – I was thinking I heard that it was stolen too – would love to know if its the same car and how it was found/returned.

    Comment by Franci — 12:42 pm March 2, 2011 #

  5. The HP Mini was posted for sale in the forum before for $20K (this is an interesting sales promotion, lol), but it wasn’t the stolen Mini (that was my neighbor’s, and it was recovered).

    Comment by GenHillOne — 1:53 pm March 2, 2011 #

  6. I’ve seen that car for sale for quite awhile now. I imagine there isn’t a huge market for Harry Potter cars with a $20K price tag. I wonder why the owner wants rid of it?

    Comment by Ro — 1:11 pm March 3, 2011 #

  7. Hello West Seattle,
    I am so excited for the Harry Potter event this weekend with my car! I hope you come even if you aren’t interested in buying the Mini. It is going to be fun to see people dress up and give out prizes!
    Thank you GenHillOne for adding that it was your friend’s Mini that got stolen.
    My Mini Cooper was never stolen. I am the one and only owner of this car.
    Ro: Great question. I would love to keep this car. It was literally made for me, but due to economic down turn I have no choice but to sell my car. It has been off an on the market because I wasn’t pushing selling it. I really wanted to keep it and not sell it, but now I realize that there is no other way.
    Gabriel: I love my car too, thanks for your comment. I hope to find another person who will love my car as much as I do and take good care of it.
    I will be happy to answer anymore questions about my Mini on Sunday at 3pm.
    I will have a detail list of what is in the car.
    Thanks,
    Alexia

    Comment by SivaHP — 8:39 pm March 3, 2011 #

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