On Thursday night, a magical era came to a close.
Fans came out in droves to watch the final installment of the Harry Potter series at .
Goodbyes with Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy, Neville Longbottom and other favorite characters were bittersweet for the fans - most of whom have grown up alongside the wizards who attended Hogwarts wizarding school.
"I've loved it since the very beginning," said Harry Potter fan, Ryland Hager.
"It's great for our generation. I'm kind of excited to see the end, but a bit sad at the same time. I think that we all just wanted to keep enjoying the magic."