‘Twilight’ to be screened for saga’s 10th anniversary



To celebrate the 10th anniversary of “The Twilight Saga,” a costume contest and a screening of the first film will be hosted in the Interpreter’s Theatre on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 13.


The year was 2008. The majority of current UNI students were in elementary or middle school when “The Twilight Saga” jumped from the pages of a book and onto the silver screen.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of its theatrical release, a screening of the first film in the series and a costume contest will be held in the Interpreter’s Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Doors to the event open at 7 p.m., with costume contest judging at 7:30. The film will start soon after, at approximately 7:45 p.m.

The grand prize for the costume contest will be a hand-picked piece from event organizer Hannah Twitchell’s personal “Twilight” memorabilia collection, the entirety of which will be on display at the event.

Twitchell, a senior theatre performance major, wanted to host a celebration of the film series’ 10th anniversary due to her long-lasting affection for the series.

“I read all of the books over the summer,” Twitchell said. “It consumed my entire sixth grade year […] I saw it 12 times in theatres.”

“Twilight” was originally released in theatres on Nov. 21, 2008; however, since the date lands during fall break this year, Twitchell chose to hold the anniversary screening the week prior.

“I treated that day like my birthday,” Twitchell recollected of the 2008 release. “I had a countdown going, decorated hyperventilation bags, had a party and brought cupcakes to school. My friends and I dressed up, dudes wore sparkles […] one guy was known as ‘Sparkle Ben’ even through high school.”

Twitchell also cites “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke as an early inspiration for her acting and directing career.

Free tickets can be reserved on Eventbrite. All are welcome and encouraged to come not only in costume, but also with pillows and blankets to cultivate a comforting and nostalgic “Twilight” experience.