Fans await the Twilight
AT the stroke of midnight tonight hundreds of Rockhampton “Twi-hard” fans will be out in force looking for blood.
They will converge at the North Rockhampton cinemas in all shapes and supernatural forms and it will be up to Miranda Carvana and Tim Goode to keep the thirsty creatures at bay.
Twilight mania has finally struck the city.
Twilight: New Moon premieres tonight with three sold-out cinemas screening.
Tickets to the anticipated premiere sold out two months ago.
North Rockhampton cinema general manager Kylie Burgess said that in her 11 years there she had never before seen hype so big.
“We’ve never had a film sell out so early prior to its release,” she said.
“Anyone that left tickets to the last minute has been bitterly disappointed.”
Miranda and Tim are just two of the staff working through the night and enjoying the Twilight excitement.
However, Miranda, employed in the candy bar, yesterday admitted she was slightly saddened that she would be on the outside of the cinema instead of inside watching the gorgeous Edward Cullen on the big screen.
But she said it was going to be great to be part of the thrilling action and the whole atmosphere.
She predicted many people would be dressing up as their favourite character and said she wouldn’t forget to wear her own New Moon T-shirt.
Miranda said there was something about the Twilight series that was addictive.
“Maybe it’s just the well-written books and seductive characters,” she said.
“My husband and children didn’t see me for a whole day when I read the first book, I was so enthralled.”
She said she’d be watching the movie the next chance she got.
Tonight a special Twilight merchandise pack will be available for the hundreds of movie-goers.
The pack, which costs $15, includes popcorn, a drink, poster, key ring, bookmark and a glow-in-the-dark wrist band.
But don’t worry too much if you miss the premiere tonight – the cinemas will be screening the blockbuster nearly every hour up until at least Christmas.
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Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
8am; 10am; 10.40am; 12.40pm; 13.20pm; 3.15pm; 4pm; 6pm; 6.40pm; 8.45pm; 9.30pm