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 3rd and 4th commemorating the fifth anniversary of The Twilight Saga’s original theatrical debut and the eagerly anticipated November 5th 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 3rd 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 4th 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):
Monday, November 4 – Twilight Forever Fan Experience Exhibit Launch
Location: Planet Hollywood Times Square, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Time: Doors open at 6:00 PM
Appearances: Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, a musical performance by Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald