31 Oct 2013 18:10 Africa/Lagos
THE TWILIGHT FOREVER FAN EXPERIENCE CELEBRATING TWILIGHT'S 5TH ANNIVERSARY & THE BLU-RAY/DVD LAUNCH OF TWILIGHT FOREVER: THE COMPLETE SAGA WILL FEATURE APPEARANCES BY TWILIGHT SAGA CAST MEMBERS PETER FACINELLI, NIKKI REED AND JACKSON RATHBONE
Exclusive New York Event Will Also Include Musical Performances, Fan Contests, Exclusive Prizes & Memorabilia Giveaways
Planet Hollywood Times Square's Twilight Forever Fan Experience Exhibit Will Remain on Display Through End of the Year
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF) company, and Planet Hollywood International revealed details today for the Twilight Forever Fan Experience taking place in New York on November 3 rd and 4th commemorating the fifth anniversary of The Twilight Saga's original theatrical debut and the eagerly anticipated November 5 th Blu-ray and DVD launch of Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga . The two-day event features guest appearances by Cullen family vampires Peter Facinelli (Carlisle), Nikki Reed (Rosalie) and Jackson Rathbone (Jasper), musical performances, fan contests and photo opportunities as well as exclusive prizes and memorabilia giveaways from the blockbuster franchise. After the official festivities end, The Twilight Forever Fan Experience lives on with the actual exhibit, a film props installation, remaining on display at Planet Hollywood Times Square through the end of the year.
"We are proud to present the Twilight Saga Fan Experience and the Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga Blu-ray and DVD set, honoring the people who made this fifth anniversary possible - the fans," said Nancy Kirkpatrick, Summit Entertainment President, Worldwide Marketing. "It is their enthusiasm for Bella and Edward's love story which fueled the saga over the years, and we look forward to bringing the Twilight family together to celebrate once more."
"We are thrilled to turn Planet Hollywood Times Square into Planet Twilight Forever and to work with our friends at Lionsgate and Summit on The Twilight Forever Fan Experience ," said Robert Earl, Planet Hollywood International, Inc. founder and Chairman. "We look forward to welcoming fans of the Twilight franchise from around the world to Planet Hollywood so they can have an up-close look at this fantastic collection of memorabilia from their most cherished movies."
As previously announced The Twilight Forever Fan Experience begins Sunday, November 3 rd with a marathon screening of all five films in Summit's Twilight Saga franchise, along with fan contests and chances to win exclusive prizes and Twilight memorabilia throughout the day. Doors open to guests starting at 9:00 a.m. at New York's Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 Cineplex (247 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036).
The Twilight Forever Fan Experience continues on Monday, November 4 th when guests get a chance to rub elbows with actors Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed and Jackson Rathbone as they unveil the new Twilight Forever Fan Experience Exhibit at Planet Hollywood Times Square (1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036), which will remain on display through the end of the year. Starting at 6:00 p.m., fans will be treated to the first opportunity to see the Twilight props installation, a chance to interact with the Twilight cast and a musical performance by Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald, whose song, "All I Ever Needed," is featured on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 soundtrack.
This is also the evening where the fans become the stars of The Twilight Forever Fan Experience ! For a chance to win exclusive prizes and memorabilia giveaways, guests are encouraged to dress up as characters from the Twilight Saga -- perhaps as a vampire, a werewolf or as the heroine bride of everyone's favorite immortal love story -- for special fan events (subject to change), including crowning The Twilight Forever Fan Experience ULTIMATE TWILIGHT FAN, a TWILIGHT CHARACTER LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST and more!
Attendance for The Twilight Forever Fan Experience is open to the public on a first come, first served basis. More information and additional contest details are available at https://www.facebook.com/twilight and http://www.twitter.com/twilight. Below is the timeline of events (appearances and times subject to change):
Sunday, November 3 – Twilight Forever Fan Experience Marathon
Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 Cineplex, 247 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036
Doors open at 9:00 AM
Twilight (122 minutes)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (130 minutes)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (124 minutes)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Extended Edition (124 minutes)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (115 minutes)
Monday, November 4 – Twilight Forever Fan Experience Exhibit Launch
Planet Hollywood Times Square, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, a musical performance by Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald
Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga encompasses all five films, over 2 hours of brand new exclusive content and over 10 hours of every special feature ever created for the multi-billion dollar franchise. The ultimate collector's set, this is an immersive experience for every Twilight fan to recapture and relive the most epic romance of the century. Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga is available as a 10-disc Blu-ray (plus Digital HD UltraViolet) set for the suggested retail price of $74.99, and as a 12-disc DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) set for $64.98, both debuting November 5, 2013 from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company. For artwork, please visit www.lionsgatepublicity.com
About THE TWILIGHT SAGA film series
THE TWILIGHT SAGA film series stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner and 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, was released November 20, 2009, followed by the third installment The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on June 30, 2010. The final two installments, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 & 2, were released on November 18, 2011 and November 16, 2012 respectively. All films, which together grossed more than $3.3 billion at the worldwide box office, were written by Melissa Rosenberg based on the novels in author Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series.
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About Planet Hollywood
Planet Hollywood International, Inc. is the creator and worldwide developer of a consumer brand that capitalizes on the universal appeal of movies, television, sports, music and other leisure-time activities. The Company's worldwide operations offer products and services in the restaurant, retail, resort, leisure and entertainment sectors.
Planet Hollywood Times Square is the company's New York Flagship and is headquarters for great food and drink, stylish merchandise, authentic and unique Hollywood memorabilia and exclusive celebrity appearances. Open daily from 11:30am until 11pm Sunday thru Thursday and 11:30 am until midnight on Friday and Saturday, Planet Hollywood Times Square is located in the heart of mid-town Manhattan. For more information visit www.planethollywoodintl.com like us on Facebook or follow us on twitter @planethollywood.
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