It was a late night for “Twilight” lovers. Fans of the blockbuster vampires versus werewolves series hit movie theaters at midnight to see the first screening of the newest installment, “Breaking Dawn - Part 1.”
More than 350 tickets were sold at Clearview Cinemas in Franklin Square, where the film drew a diverse group of fans — from young girls with their moms to grandmas. Many had love on the brain.
“It’s a romance. You don’t see that anymore,” said Leanne Dolgos, 33. The Franklin Square native was among a group of seven others who had bought their tickets three weeks ago.
“I love Edward Cullen,” gushed June Dolgos, 62, showing off her “Twilight” charm bracelet while standing in line at the theater. “I just can’t wait to see the love scene tonight.”
Indeed, parents talked about the need to discuss the much buzzed-about deflowering of Bella with their daughters. AnnMarie Walker, 42, of Franklin Square, said she was “a little fearful” of her 9-year-old daughter seeing the love scenes but said, “it’s probably less than what she sees on TV anyway.”
Reviews following the film were mixed.
College student Jessica Walker, 19, declared it “the best movie I’ve ever seen” — worth the nearly two-hour drive she’d made from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh to see the film at midnight with her mother and sister.
Josh Brzoza of Floral Park said he wished the movie followed the plot in the books a bit more. “It was a good movie. It wasn’t bad,” said Brzoza, 33. “The books were better.”
While June Dolgos described the movie as “good,” she said “it wasn’t as good as the other ones because there weren’t as many action scenes.”
“But I loved the way it ended,” Dolgos says. “Because now I’m waiting for the next one!”