It’s Twilight in Tri-Cities.
The area is already ga-ga over Twilight, and on Tuesday evening fans will take things to a whole, new level culminating in a midnight showing of film three of the series, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
I don’t get the attraction, but it’s a pretty big deal to fans. Some believe it is heartless of me to make fun of slathering fans. I assure you it is not heartless. I do not have a heart. Just ask my ex — never mind. We won’t go there.
While I’d rather have a root canal than attend one of these, I do know that some of my loyal readers will want to participate so I’m sharing this information with you.
No doubt there will be long lines at both the Carmike and Fairchild Cinemas, so if you want to get a good seat at the midnight showing, show up early. Two individual events involving the two theaters are happening Tuesday night.
By the way, my review will be posted here on Wednesday morning.
Here’s the lowdown: Carmike Cinemas is going to do the entire Twilight trilogy starting at 7 p.m. They’ll run film 1 and film 2, and then at midnight The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. A Carmike manager said she believes there will be tickets available at midnight on Tuesday if you decide to go to Eclipse at the last minute.
That information came to me on Friday so you will want to check with the theater or go online to make sure you can purchase a ticket.
It’s $20 to see all three films, and those seeing films 1 and 2 will just stay in their seats when No. 3 starts so you won’t have to stand in line. If you want to catch just one or just two, it’s $8 for the two and $12 for the midnight showing of Eclipse.
An evening of Twilight sounds painful. To give the series’ third film some credit, it does look like there is more action in this one than the other two. A little bit of vampire and werewolf battling beats the nearly eternal pouting and sulking from the characters in the first two films.
Event two is at TRAC. The Edith Bishel Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is doing a promotion at TRAC on Tuesday from 6-11 p.m. They’ll have appetizers, a fashion show, you can purchase beverages and so on.
This is a worthy cause and sounds like a lot of fun. Getting into the TRAC event is $32, which includes a ticket to the midnight showing at the nearby Fairchild Cinemas.
An old friend, Jean Tucker — a very talented violinist — will be playing selections from the soundtrack of all three films. While the movies may put the non-fan to sleep, her playing won’t. The promotion will also have 22 people playing characters from the three films, and they’ll be mingling with the crowd.
If you just want to catch the movie, call the Edith Bishel Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired at 509-735-0699.
To do the entire event and the movie, call TRAC at 509-543-2999 or go online to register at www.traconline.com or you can get tickets at the Kennewick Ranch & Home.