New 'Potter' Poster Plus Five Good Ways To Spend Your Extra 'Deathly Hallows Part 1' Cash

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Only 38 days to go before the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in IMAX and 3D.

Oh wait, that's right. On Friday, Warner Bros. released a statement about what many fans are calling disappointing news: Part 1 will not be released in 3D. "Despite everyone's best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality," it read. "We do not want to disappoint fans who have long-anticipated the conclusion of this extraordinary journey."

The movie will instead only be available in 2D and IMAX, something that might be costly to theaters, but good news for moviegoers. And with that, here are our ideas for what to do with the money you'll save by not having to purchase a more expensive 3D ticket.

1. Take a tip from Emma and put the money towards your college education. Fortunately for Emma, she has millions of galleons to pay for her studies at Brown University. But college isn't cheap. If you stashed away five dollars every week starting when you're 14 years old, you'd have around $1,300 to put towards books and tuition when you're 19. Not bad.
2. Buy some HP candy to enjoy during the film. Gone are the days when Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans were the only Potter-themed sweets available. The list of confections that made the jump from book page to candy store now includes Chocolate Frogs, Fudge Flies, Droobles, Blood Pops, Jelly Slugs, Acid Pops, Fizzing Whizbees and Cockroach Clusters.

3. Put the money towards purchasing your very own pair of 3D glasses.

4. Donate it and whatever else you can spare to J.K. Rowling's nonprofit organization, Lumos, which provides aide to homeless and orphaned children in Eastern European countries including Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Moldova and Montenegro.

5. Stash the money somewhere until July 15, 2011 because while 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1' isn't being released in 3D, you can bet Part 2 will be.



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