MARYSVILLE – It could have been an ordinary night at the theater, except that most of the moviegoers lining up for the midnight show Thursday night were teenage girls.
It was the opening night of “Twilight,” a teenage vampire thriller based on a popular literary series.
Christina Chappell and her friend Colleen Salmon, both 13, and Christina’s 18-year-old sister Jessica Chappell, all from Stanwood, arrived about an hour early at the Regal Marysville Cinema 14.
“We have waited for this for two years,” said Jessica Chappell, who considers herself a Twilight fan. “You really feel like you are in the book when you are reading it.”
Christina and Colleen were wearing homemade “Twilight” T-shirts with the names of their favorite vampires.
They were among hundreds of people who lined up at movie theaters across Snohomish County to get the first peek of the new movie.
Samantha, 20, Jamie, 17, and Miranda Grim, 12, of Granite Falls, were wearing gothic style “Twilight” shirts from the Hot Topic store.
The sisters were excited to see the movie.
“It’s more than just a love story,” Miranda said.
Set in Forks, a small town in Clallam County, “Twilight” tells a story a girl from Granite Falls can relate to, Jamie said.
Even though the two younger sisters have to be at school at 7:30 a.m. today, there was no way they were going to miss the show – and the opportunity to share something special.
“Our family was pretty excited that we were doing this together,” Samantha Grim said.