Amanda Charles, 26, believes she is Rockhampton’s biggest Twilight fan and wouldn’t miss the midnight screening of New Moon.
Amanda Charles, 26, believes she is Rockhampton’s biggest Twilight fan and wouldn’t miss the midnight screening of New Moon. Allan Reinikka

Twi-hard fan mad for Twilight

SHE’S no sucker, but Amanda Charles has gone to superhuman lengths to prove she is a “Twi-hard” Twilight fan.

Not only does she have a “bite me” sticker on the back of her car, an Edward Cullen bedspread and more than $3000 worth of Twilight merchandise – but she wishes she could have named her daughter after a character.

So when tickets for the latest movie New Moon went on sale 10 weeks before its release date, Amanda, 26, had to be the first one to sink her teeth into them.

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The Twilight sequel has caused mass hysteria across Rockhampton, with an entire cinema selling out for the November 18 midnight screening. 

North Rockhampton cinema general manager Kylie Burgess said of the 11 years she had worked there she had never seen such hype

She said movie tickets usually go on presale two to three weeks before a screening, but Twilight: New Moon went on sale at the beginning of September.

“It’s absolutely crazy – the tickets are selling extremely fast,” Ms Burgess said.

“We have sold out the first cinema and the second cinema is on sale.”

Ms Burgess said they were looking at opening a third cinema for the opening night, and predicted all tickets to be sold out by early November.

This week Amanda said she was without a doubt the biggest Twilight fan in Rockhampton.

“It only took me nine days to read all four books, and I had just had a baby. I’m glad I had her before I was a fan otherwise I probably couldn’t help myself to name her after a character,” she joked.

“Everyone always tells me to stop talking about Twilight, and my partner has an Edward jacket.”

Amanda hasn’t always been a Twilight fan.

She was persuaded to watch the movie by a friend and then picked up the books.

It wasn’t long until she was hooked. 

But she said she had been interested in vampire movies such as Interview with a Vampire, since she was nine.

“They’re strong and protective – there’s nothing bad about them,” she said.

“So, they drink blood, but in Twilight they have proven they can control themselves. 

“Everyone wants things they can’t have.” 

For the midnight screening of New Moon, Amanda will be there, first row, dressed as her favourite Twilight character.
 
 
About Twilight...
❚ The Twilight Saga: New Moon will screen on Thursday, November 19 at 12.01am (Wednesday night) in a special midnight screening.
❚ If you’re a massive Twilight fan you can watch the original movie Twilight first at 9.30pm. Tickets for this screening are only $10.
 
 
Hit movies...
Twilight isn't the only blockbuster to create massive hype in Rockhampton
❚ 1997: Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet
❚ 2001: Shrek, with voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz
❚ 2001: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, starting Daniel Radcliffe
❚ 2001, 2002 &2003: Lord of the Rings trilogy
❚ 2007: Transformers starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox
❚ 2009: Twilight: New Moon
 
 
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