Fans of the undead (as envisioned by Stephenie Meyer) waited patiently under a brightly burning sun (yay!) to attend the first of this season’s screenings at the Fremont Outdoor Movies: “Twilight” – the cinematic sensation based on Meyer’s imagined world of vampires and werewolves set in Forks, WA.
Tonight’s event also has several extra special bonuses: a featurette of the latest in the “Twilight” movie series, “Eclipse” (due out Wednesday) and an appearance by two of the vampires in the movies, Nikki Reed (Rosalie, one of the Cullen sisters) and Elizabeth Reaser (Esme, the Cullen mother).
They waited for hours to attend the screening, which is scheduled to start around dusk (naturally) – about 9:30 tonight. At 6:30, the audience was still waiting outside, with a line down the block (35th Street – the cinema is located at the corner of 35th and Phinney). They waited in line with all kinds of portable and patio chairs, blankets, sleeping bags, pizzas (very popular food selection tonight), pillows – and even posters of the “Twilight” stars. Some children had “Team Edward” or “Team Jacob” written on their faces.