The Allegheny Community Center will offer to the public a free movie series, The Twilight Saga, beginning Monday, July 9. The first movie in the series, Twilight, will be shown at 4:30 p.m. Hot dogs and popcorn will be available. The second movie in the series, New Moon, will be shown Monday, July 16; Eclipse, on Monday, July 23 and Breaking Dawn on Monday, July 30. Seating is limited, so come early!
Twilight is a series of four vampire-themed fantasy romance novels by American author Stephenie Meyer. It charts a period in the life of Isabella "Bella" Swan, a teenage girl who moves to Forks, Washington, and falls in love with a 104-year-old vampire named Edward Cullen. The series is told primarily from Bella's point of view, with the epilogue of Eclipse and Part II of Breaking Dawn being told from the viewpoint of character Jacob Black, a werewolf.
Since the release of the first novel, Twilight, in 2005, the books have gained immense popularity and commercial success around the world.
As of October 2010, the series has sold more than 116 million copies worldwide with translations into at least 38 different languages around the globe. The four Twilight books have consecutively set records as the biggest selling novels of 2008 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list and have spent more than 235 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list for Children's Series Books.
The books have been made into The Twilight Saga series of motion pictures by Summit Entertainment. The film adaptations of the first three books were released in 2008, 2009, and 2010. The fourth book is being adapted as two full-length films - the first film was released in November 2011, and the second film is scheduled to be released in November 2012.
For more information about this movie series, please call the ACC at 723-3237.