Two of Hollywood’s brightest new stars are coming to Knoxville to debut one of the biggest movies of the year.
Regal Entertainment Group announced on Monday that actors Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner will attend the Tennessee Benefit Screening of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”.
The premiere will be held at Regal Cinemas Pinnacle Stadium 18 in Turkey Creek on Tuesday, Nov. 17, three days before the movie opens in theaters. Proceeds from the advance screening will benefit Variety- The Children’s Charity of Eastern Tennessee.
A limited number of tickets will be available to the public. A drawing will be held for the opportunity to buy two general admission tickets for $100 each. Registration for the drawing is scheduled from Oct. 9-11 during regular business hours at Regal Cinemas in Knoxville. No purchase is necessary to sign up. However, contestants must be 18 or older, and only one entry per person will be accepted. Complete rules for the drawing will be available at participating theatres.
Winners will be chosen by Nov. 3 and notified by phone. Tickets cannot be resold. At the time of purchase, both guest names will be registered. For entry to the event, valid identification must be shown.
Benefit screening guests will enjoy a catered reception at the Pinnacle. The reception will be held before Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner greet the crowd. After the red carpet reception, attendees will have the honor of being some of the first moviegoers to view “New Moon”.
The movie is the second installment in the Twilight saga. It’s based on Stephenie Meyers’ hugely popular book series about the love story between a vampire and teenage girl.
Stewart plays Bella Swan who is devastated by the departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). However, she is rekindled by her growing friendship with Jacob Black, played by Lautner.
The movie will be released on Nov. 20 in theatres nationwide.