On Saturday March 21st the library will be showing the movie Twilight, based on the book by Stephanie Meyer, starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. The movie, which was released in November 2008, has grossed over $370 million worldwide.
The library programming committee met in mid February and discussed the possibility of obtaining a license to show feature films. While doing research for this we found out that enough studios were covered to make going ahead with the license worthwhile. During the process we discovered that while the studio (Summit Entertainment) that made Twilight wasn’t covered under the yearly license, we were able to obtain a one time use license to show it.
Having read all the books and seen the movie four times I am excited to be able to show it to the library community. I went to see the movie for the first time without having read any of the books but the excitement that my sister, who had read the book, felt was contagious. After I saw the movie the first time I immediately wanted to read the book, which I did within a matter of days. I had never understood the Twilight phenomenon, but once I started the first book I couldn’t wait to read the others, and am now anxiously awaiting the release of the second movie New Moon on November 20th, 2009.
The movie, which is rated PG-13, will be shown in the gym on the library’s large screen. Children ages 13 and under need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is no food or drink allowed in the gym and all backpacks must be left in the rear of the room.
Since we now have the unlimited license, the library is happily accepting recommendations for future movie nights. All recommendations may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-967-5900 ext.3152
I hope you can join us at our first event!