Summit Entertainment Finds A Way to Get More Money Out of TWILIGHT Fans

     October 29, 2009

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With the popularity of “Twilight”, I pay attention to what’s going on in the vampire world.  After all, passionate fans are the kind of people that read Collider, and I want to make sure we’re covering what interests them.  Saying that, I have not heard fandom clamoring for the first “Twilight” to return to movie theaters, but according to Summit Entertainment’s press release they’re “listening to the fans and bringing back Twilight for one night only to select theaters on November 19th at a reduced admission price”. So to the few people that emailed Summit asking for this…you got your wish.  If you’d like to read thje press release, it’s after the jump:

SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT LISTENS TO FANS AND BRINGS BACK TWILIGHT FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY TO SELECT THEATRES NATIONWIDE ON NOVEMBER 19th

Select Theatres to Play Blockbuster Film at Reduced Ticket Price

twilight_movie_poster_character_one_sheet_edward_and_bella.jpgLos Angeles, CA  October 29, 2009 – Responding to the fans of THE TWILIGHT SAGA, Summit Entertainment announced today that it will re-release TWILIGHT, the first film in the franchise, at select theatres nationwide on November 19th, a day before the highly anticipated release of the movie’s sequel, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON.  Despite the first film already being on DVD, fans across the nation have been calling out to see the film once again on the big screen and the studio is honoring their request.

Summit is working with exhibitors to screen TWILIGHT one night only with screenings in the evening just before THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON arrives in theatres.  Select theatres will offer tickets at a reduced price.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON directed by Chris Weitz and starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner will be released November 20, 2009.  In the film, the romance between mortal and vampire soars to a new level as Bella Swan (Stewart) delves deeper into the mysteries of the supernatural world she yearns to become part of-only to find herself in greater peril than ever before.  Following Edward Cullen’s (Pattinson) departure from Forks, Washington, Bella discovers his image comes to her whenever she puts herself in jeopardy.  In time Bella’s frozen heart is gradually thawed by her budding relationship with Jacob Black (Lautner) who has a supernatural secret of his own.

The TWILIGHT film series tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan who moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, and becomes drawn to Edward Cullen, a pale, mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her away. But neither can deny the attraction that pulls them together…even when Edward confides that he and his family are vampires.  The action-packed, modern day vampire love story TWILIGHT, the first film in the series, was released in theatres on November 21, 2008 to a blockbuster reception. The second installment of the film franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, will be released November 20, 2009.  The third film in the franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is due in theaters on June 30, 2010.

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