The highly anticipated sequel to Twilight premieres in theaters tonight at 12:01 and vampire fever is sweeping through Penn Manor. Tickets are harder to get your hands on than a buttered up watermelon. Even the books are difficult to come by.
“We have four a copies of each book and they’re all checked out and there’s a waiting list,” said librarian Susan Hostetter, “The same thing happened with Harry Potter.”
Penn Manor student, Angelica DeJesus, was out of luck when hunting down tickets for the Twilight film.
“I tried to buy tickets but they were all sold out,” she said.
While DeJesus didn’t find any tickets, sophomore, Megan Schlegelmilch, had good fortune, but didn’t cash in on the opportunity.
“Someone was gonna get tickets for me so I wouldn’t have to pay for them,” said Schlegelmilch.
The movies are based off the highly successful Twilight Saga written by Stephanie Meyer. The story follows Bella Swan, played by Kristen Stewart. She falls in love with a 104 year old vampire named Edward Cullens, who is played by Robert Pattinson. He tries to separate from her because he is a danger to her but they find themselves unable to part ways.
Steff Moore and Grace Wolfe are two Penn Manor students who were lucky enough to find tickets.
Moore ordered tickets one week in advance and plans on dressing up in a Twilight costume when she sees the movie on Friday.
Wolfe is going on Saturday with a group of friends and is really psyched about seeing “New Moon”.
“I’ve been reading the books since seventh grade, before everyone else just hopped on the Twilight bandwagon,” said the sophomore, Wolfe.
By Jake Shiner and David Mohimani