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Published November 18, 2011, 05:40 PM

'Twi-hards' Turn Out For 2nd to Last Installment in Series

EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ-TV) - Fans of the Twilight saga have been waiting more than a year for the newest movie to hit theaters.

EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ-TV) - Fans of the Twilight saga have been waiting more than a year for the newest movie to hit theaters.

The fourth Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn Part One, played at midnight and fans lined up at the River Cinema in East Grand Forks for hours.

They started lining up around 6 p.m. Thursday. The movie theater played Twilight's Eclipse at 9 p.m. so those die-hard fans could watch the last movie in the series and save their seats for the new one.

Breaking Dawn played on 11 screens, with tickets selling out Thursday morning.

The theater expected at least 1,300 Twi-hards to catch the showing.

At least 20 people were working at the theater to make sure everything runs smoothly.

They say they've had great practice with past midnight showings.

Breaking Dawn is said to be the best movie yet and fans who lined up hours before the premier waited in anticipation.

"It's the beginning of the happy ever after ending. And for me, die-hard, like hopeless romantic, and I've always loved vampires and werewolves, so it's just kind of a combination of all of it," fan Lesley Pate said.

"Extra staff, put tickets on sale early, just be prepared for a lot of a lot of fans," River Cinema assistant manager Andrew Klemz said.

Breaking Dawn Part 2 will come out November of next year.

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