The final film installment of "Twilight," based on the best-selling vampire books, opens in theaters late tonight and many Bay Area fans, known as "Twihards," are snatching up tickets for the series' end.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2, based on the books
by Stephanie Meyer, opened with late-night showings to much excitement from fans, many aligned with "Team Jacob" or "Team Edward," the two male leads played by actors Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson.
The books and movie adaptations about vampires, werewolves and misfit teenager Bella, played by Kristen Stewart, who becomes part of the fantasy world, have garnered widespread popularity. Many Bay Area theaters are selling tickets for opening weekend screenings at a rapid pace or are already sold out.
In Marin County, the Fairfax 6 Theater had a 10 p.m. showing of the film on Thursday on two screens. As of 4 p.m. yesterday, the theater had already sold 200 of about 600 tickets.
An employee at the theater said they would run the movie on more screens if there was demand.
At the UA Berkeley 7 theater at 2274 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley a
theater employee said people have been coming by most of the day buying
tickets almost every five minutes for tickets for one of the two 10 p.m.
By 4 p.m. Thursday, one of the screenings was already sold out. He said he anticipates the theater will be packed with moviegoers as soon as 8 p.m. Thursday night.
At Century 20 Daly City at 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., a theater employee said no one was in line late this afternoon, but staff were anticipating lines to start before the 10 p.m. showings.
--Bay City News Service
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