“Twilight” Vampires Descend on the App Theatre Oct. 20;

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“Twilight” Vampires Descend on the App Theatre Oct. 20;


“Twilight” Vampires Descend on the App Theatre Oct. 20;

Movie Based on Stephanie Meyer’s Novel Continues Classic Halloween Film Series
BOONE, NC – Just a few weeks after “Hocus Pocus” broke modern attendance records for a
movie at the Appalachian Theatre, the Cinema Classic Halloween Film Series continues at 7
p.m. on Thursday, October 20 with “Twilight” (2008). The romantic fantasy film starring Kristen
Stewart and Robert Pattinson is based on Stephenie Meyer’s 2005 novel of the same name.
It is the first of three films in “The Twilight Saga” and focuses on the development of the
relationship between teenager Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen and the subsequent
efforts of Edward and his family to keep Bella safe from a coven of evil vampires.
One of the more famous lines from the film has become a mantra for the entire saga: “When you
can live forever, what do you live for?”

“Twilight” was released in theatres on November 21, 2008 and grossed over $407 million
dollars. It was released on DVD in March 2009 and became the most purchased DVD of the
year. Following the success of “Twilight,” the next two novels in the trilogy series, “New Moon”
and “Eclipse,” were both produced as major films.

The filmmakers behind “Twilight” worked to create a film that was as faithful to the novel as
they thought possible when converting the story to another medium. Producer Greg Mooradian
said, “It’s very important to distinguish that we’re making a separate piece of art that obviously
is going to remain very, very faithful to the book. But at the same time, we have a separate
responsibility to make the best movie you can make.”

To ensure a faithful adaptation, Meyer was kept very involved in the production process, having
been invited to visit the set during filming and even asked to give notes on the script and on a
rough cut of the film. Of this process, she said, “It was a really pleasant exchange [between me
and the filmmakers] from the beginning, which I think is not very typical. They were really
interested in my ideas and kept me in the loop. With the script, they let me see it and said, ‘What
are your thoughts?’ They let me have input on it and I think they took 90 percent of what I said
and just incorporated it right into the script.”

Sponsored by Lost Province Brewing Company, “Twilight” and the other selections on the
Cinema Classic Halloween Film Series were chosen from hundreds of suggestions made by
audience members and the general public. The film runs two hours and two minutes in duration.
PLEASE NOTE that films @TheApp are shown without trailers, so please arrive a few minutes
before the listed start time to secure tickets and purchase concessions.

The remaining screenings on the Cinema Classic Halloween Film Series are cult favorite
“Ghostbusters” (1984) on October 28, and Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
(1993) on October 30. Audience members are strongly encouraged to come to the App Theatre
in Halloween costume. Each film has a start time of 7 p.m. with a general admission ticket price
of just $5 per person.

While the App Theatre’s online ticketing system is accessible 24/7, customers can avoid the
online service fees by visiting the lobby box office between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Tuesday
through Friday, or one hour prior to showtime for each film. For a complete performance schedule
of all upcoming events, or to sign up for the theatre’s e-blast distribution list, visit the organization’s
website at www.apptheatre.org

About the Appalachian Theatre
The mission of the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country is to revitalize and sustain this historic community
touchstone as a quality home for diverse artists and audiences with a special focus on programs that celebrate our
distinctive Appalachian heritage and enhance our capacity to serve as an economic catalyst for Boone and the High
Country. Once a gorgeous 999-seat Art Deco movie house, the building closed in 2007 and sat empty and gutted
for years. On October 14, 2019, the Appalachian Theatre reopened its doors after a $10 million renovation that
brought the distinctive Art Deco details back to this historic theatre and created a new 629-seat, state-of-the-art,
acoustically pristine venue for live concerts, films, plays, and dance performances. The historic Appalachian Theatre
has entertained regional audiences in the heart of downtown Boone, NC since 1938. www.apptheatre.org