ETA: Confirmed by Summit. From MTV
After publishing the below post, we learned directly from Summit Entertainment that the L.A. Film Festival date is, in fact, also the red carpet premiere of "Eclipse." The usual setting of the big event — Mann Village theater — will instead be replaced by the Nokia Theater.
Today Film Independent announced that "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" would be premiering as a special screening on June 24th during the Los Angeles Film Festival at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live.
For those of you swooning over the fact "Eclipse" will be premiering at a film festival where anyone can get a ticket, grab your smelling salts and maybe an alcoholic beverage (if you're old enough!) because this screening is by invitation only. However, you can get tickets to the festival and hope against all hopes that you get a sighting of KStew or RPattz or TLaut while you're there (though, if they are, security is sure to be tight). Festival passes go on sale May 10 on the LA Film Festival website, and tickets for individual screenings go on sale June 1. According to the LA Times, "Only those festivalgoers who purchase one of the festival's top-level passes — which range in cost from $500 to $1,000 — will get inside the Nokia Theatre on June 24."
And to all you out there who aren't lucky enough to live in the LA area and be a stone throw away from plenty of premieres, you better start thinking about buying your own midnight release tickets. Even though the film doesn't come out for almost two months, MovieFone has listings of 20 theaters nationwide who already have "Eclipse" tickets up for grabs, and Kim Palacios over at Hollywood News recommends checking with your local theater to do if they are doing anything special for the midnight release that requires in-person ticket purchases. Our recommendation: don't leave this one until the last minute.
The Festival will host the invitation-only world premiere of Summit Entertainment's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on June 24 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Details for the screening can be found at LAFilmFest.com. The film is directed by David Slade and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, and Dakota Fanning. In Eclipse, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings, and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob, knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the struggle between vampire and werewolf. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse opens nationwide on June 30, 2010.
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How to get tickets to the screening????
Larry411 is saying that tickets can be bought in a certain package for the Eclipse screening. No price listed.
Q: What about The Twilight Saga: Eclipse?
A: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse premiere IS the official World
Premiere. Festival passes are going on sale on May 10th, and the
Industry and Fast Pass levels will include tickets to Eclipse in
those packages, while supplies last. There were red carpets with
those premieres in 2008 and 2009. In fact, those screenings were held at
the same locations as the Twilight and New Moon premieres
and the same blocks were roped off. But that's because LAFF was in
Westwood before. Now it's centered downtown. But I think it's safe to
assume there WILL be a red carpet. I WILL be posting more details as I
Q: How do I get tickets?
A: Passes to attend the Festival are available immediately for Film
Independent members, and beginning May 10 for the general public. In
addition to screenings and events, Festival passes provide access to a
series of networking receptions and entry to the ZonePerfect
live.create. lounge, where Festival pass holders can interact with
Festival filmmakers and professionals in the film community. General
admission tickets to individual films go on sale beginning June 1.
Contact the Festival Ticketing Center for passes, tickets and event
information by calling 866.FILM.FEST (866.345-6337) or visit LAFilmFest.com.
Festival Passes and tickets can also be purchased in person beginning
on Monday, June 14 at the Festival Ticketing Center located at L.A. LIVE
(800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015).
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