Thursday January 12: 7:30PM 9:00PM

As part of Nitehawk's Harry Potter 20 celebration series, our book store and their movie theatre have teamed up to co-host an epic debate on the ye old question: which is better, the books or the films? Books versus Film: Harry Potter will see two teams face off in a battle royale to the finish line and you will help decide. There will be topics, there will be drinks, and there will be blood.


  • ALISE MORALES Alise Morales is a comedy writer and performer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is an improviser on UCBT’s Lloyd Night, and a contributing writer for websites such as Betches and Reductress. You can see her performing all over the city and in festivals across the country.
  • ALIZA WEINBERGER Aliza Weinberger comes to you from the Internet, where she does audience development and books coverage for She spends her free time on the creative team of Mischief Management, a company that puts on fan conventions including the annual Harry Potter event LeakyCon. One time she wrote a full-length Potter fanfiction play for them about Teddy Lupin.


  • MATT ZOLLER SEITZ Matt Zoller Seitz is the Editor-in-Chief of and the TV critic for New York Magazine and His writing on film and television has appeared in The New York Times,, The New Republic and Sight and Sound. Books include The Wes Anderson Collection, Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical Companion, and The Oliver Stone Experience. 
  • MATT JACOBS Matthew Jacobs is an entertainment reporter at The Huffington Post, where he primarily writes about film. A Louisiana native, Matt enjoys Mike Nichols movies, Julia Louis-Dreyfus sitcoms and Madonna minutiae. His favorite “Harry Potter” character is Dobby.

Buy tickets from Nitehawk's website here! Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in Nitehawk Cinema at 136 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249.