Hi my name is Ashley and I’m a Twilight fan.
The book series is a guilty pleasure of mine (I seem to have a lot of those) and is definitely not something I admit to readily. I’m the same way with the movies. My enthusiasm for Stephenie Meyer’s teen vampire drama has waned over the past few months, but I’m starting to get back into it a little bit with the new movie Breaking Dawn-Part 1 set to hit theaters on Nov. 18.
The movie features Kristen Stewart as the girl next door human Bella Swan, Robert Pattinson as the brooding “vegetarian” vampire Edward Cullen and Taylor Lautner as the friendly neighborhood shape-shifting wolf Jacob Black.
The movie for Breaking Dawn, the last full-length book in the series, has been broken into two parts with Breaking Dawn-Part 2 set for release Nov. 16, 2012–A whole year away…
I re-read Breaking Dawn (my least favorite of the four-and-a-half book series) and I think I’m up to speed on the stuff I forgot. I’m sure my sister will goad me into watching the other three movies with her in the days leading up to the release.
But for those looking to catch up with the Cullens on the big screen, Great Escape Nitro 12, in collaboration with Summit Entertainment and Fathom Events, will be showing the three movies on the three Tuesdays leading up to the premiere.
“Twilight Saga Tuesdays” is being held at 730 theaters nationwide and locally at Great Escape Nitro, Cinemark Huntington Mall in Barboursville and at Cinemark Cinema 10 in Ashland, KY.
Twilight is going to be shown Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. This is the movie where we first meet Bella Swan, her boyfriend the vampire Edward Cullen, and the nomadic vampires that threaten the human girl and Pacific Northwestern town she resides in. They’re also going to show some behind the scenes footage from ComicCon 2008 and commentary from cast members about their experiences in making the movie and the fan following. You know, do they think it’s awesome or are they creeped out. That kind of thing.
New Moon, the second in the series, focuses on Bella’s relationship with her friend Jacob Black in Edward’s self-imposed exile. It will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and will feature behind the scenes clips from filming scenes with the Volturi in Italy and footage from other New Moon fan events.
Eclipse will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15. The third movie in the series, and my favorite, focuses on the uneasy alliance between the vampires and the Quileute wolf pack to protect Bella and the choice she feels she must make between her friendship with Jacob and her romantic relationship with Edward. Taped interviews with cast members discussing their favorite scenes from the movie and footage from ComicCon 2011 will be shown before the movie.
In case you miss all of that the Nitro theater’s got you covered. They’ll be showing all three movies back-to-back starting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 17 before the midnight premiere of Breaking Dawn-Part 1. Tickets for the three-movie marathon are $10 but keep in mind a ticket to the midnight premiere must be bought separately.
So if you’re up for the Thursday Twilight marathon you’re in for almost eight hours of Twi-fun. That’s a lot of Twilight–and a lot of popcorn.
I’m not sure whether I’ll partake in any of the festivities beforehand (gotta make the money to buy the tickets) but you Twi-fans might catch me at the midnight premiere. I’ll be the one in a Team Jasper t-shirt.
For more info check out http://www.breakingdawn-themovie.com/