AMARILLO, Texas, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment superstore retailer, has announced its plans for chain-wide Midnight release parties for the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 and the video game Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Fans are encouraged to join their local Hastings for a Midnight release party on Thursday, November 10, 2011. Festivities for the night will begin at 9:00 P.M. local time and will end after the movie and game go on sale at Midnight. Fans enjoying the festivities and awaiting the release of the book and game will be able to take advantage of special promotions during the release party including 50% off select Blu-ray titles and 30% off all used books, CDs, video games and video game accessories. Customers are also encouraged to take advantage of an extended happy hour in Hardback Coffee Cafe stores and 49¢ fountain drinks in participating stores. Customers who purchase Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at the party will be eligible to receive 50% off the purchase of Elder Scrolls: Oblivion: Game of the Year Edition for Playstation 3 or Microsoft XBOX 360, $5 off The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim strategy guide, and a free video game rental coupon. To find out more about the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim midnight release party in your area, visit or contact your local Hastings superstore, or visit us online at www.goHastings.com. About Hastings Founded in 1968, Hastings Entertainment, Inc. is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video games and CDs, and trends and consumer electronics merchandise, with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format. We currently operate 143 superstores, averaging approximately 24,000 square feet, primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States. We also operate three concept stores, Sun Adventure Sports, located in Amarillo, Texas and Lubbock, Texas and TRADESMART, in Littleton, Colorado. We operate www.goHastings.com, an e-commerce Internet Web site that makes available to our customers new and used entertainment products and unique, contemporary gifts and toys. The site features exceptional product and pricing offers. The Investor Relations section of our web site contains press releases, a link to request financial and other literature and access our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. SOURCE Hastings Entertainment, Inc.