Elkin Theatre taps into “Twilight” craze next week
ABERDEEN – The Elkin Theatre will host “Twilight” mania beginning Wednesday as the theater begins showing the first two movies in the five-part saga beginning at 5:30 p.m.
“There are several people who haven’t seen all of these movies and some haven’t seen any of them. When we found out we’d be showing the last movie in the series, we figured why not,” said Bob Seymour, president of the Elkin Theatre board of directors.
There will be a 10-minute intermission between “Twilight” and “New Moon” Wednesday and the same applies Thursday for “Eclipse” and “Breaking Dawn Part 1.”
“With our new projector, we can show DVDs easier whereas before, we’d have to set up a projector in the aisle,” Seymour said.
The showings of the first four movies will be free in a buildup to Friday and Saturday’s showings of “Breaking Dawn Part 2” at the regular $5 ticket price.
The Twilight Saga has grossed more than $2 billion worldwide since the release of the first film in 2008. Based on novels by American author Stephanie Meyer, the series helped launch a new obsession of vampires in pop culture.
“As far as the series, “Harry Potter” and “Lord of the Rings” are the only franchises that have compared to the fame of “Twilight” in recent years,” Seymour said.
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