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Fans hit 'Twilight' marathon before final film opens

Adrienne Cantave, left, and Victoria Rosa, both 15

Adrienne Cantave, left, and Victoria Rosa, both 15 years old from Huntington Station, with an Edward Cullen blanket at the Farmingdale Multiplex. They're watching a "Twilight" marathon that culminates with a 10 p.m. screening of the final chapter, "Breaking Dawn Part 2." (Nov. 15, 2012) Credit: Newsday / Beth Whitehouse

Adrienne Cantave and Victoria Rosa, both 15 and from Huntington Station, showed up 11 hours early for the premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" Thursday, playing hooky (with parental permission) to do so.

It wasn't just to secure good seats for the first showing at 10 p.m. -- it was to see a "Twilight Saga" marathon at the Farmingdale Multiplex that showed all four of the previous movies back-to-back, beginning at 11:45 a.m., leading up to the finale. "It's all come to this one moment," Rosa said.

The "Twilight" saga began in 2008 with the original love story about vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and high school student Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), followed by "New Moon," "Eclipse" and "Breaking Dawn -- Part 1." "She does really well in school; she gives up a lot of social stuff for school, so I decided to let her do it," said Rosa's mom, Iris.

Tiffany Tartaglione, 30, took off Thursday and Friday from her job in a payroll department so she could enjoy the marathon and premiere Thursday -- and then recuperate Friday.

"To see Taylor Lautner on the big screen with no shirt on in 'New Moon' is worth the $25 alone," Tartaglione joked. She said she hopes the widely hyped twist in the final movie is a flash-forward to show the wolf character Jacob finally happy in love with a grown-up half-vampire / half-human Renesmee.

"For the older people coming, this is a fun escape," Tartaglione said. "I'm going to live on movie theater food today. It's a celebration. It's the last hoorah."


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