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Twilight 's Eclipse expected to jam-pack area theaters

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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) –The popular Twilight movie saga continues with Tuesday's premiere of Eclipse.

Many theaters will stay open late for midnight showings of the third movie in the series.

One of those theaters is Gateway Cinemas in Thomasville and they showed us how they're preparing for one of their biggest opening nights.

Kimberly Brannan and her boyfriend thought they almost missed out on Eclipse tickets.

"I was expecting it to be sold out already to be honest," says Brannan, "because it comes out tonight. So I thought that we were too late but we gave it a shot anyway."

But they scored their tickets and are ready to stay up late.

"I work tomorrow night, so I'll be able to sleep in," she explains.

Many movie goers like Kimberly are buying out Eclipse tickets, the third movie in the popular Twilight Saga.

"Oh man, the talk is all around town," says Gateway Cinema employee, Michael Jones. "Everybody is buying tickets, trying to get out and see it. It's supposed to be very exciting."

The theater began selling Eclipse tickets a month ago. And they've sold so many, they're considering opening a third screen for Tuesday's midnight showing.

And Thomasville's Gateway Cinemas 7 theater doesn't see this kind of excitement often. They say people usually drive to Tallahassee for a night out.

"Twilight brings everybody out," says Jones. "We have good movies, but nothing like this. I mean, when Iron Man came out, we had a few, but with Eclipse, it's going to be jam-packed."

Theater employees predict Eclipse to well, eclipse New Moon's attendance numbers.

"A lot of people are looking forward to it because there will more of Edward Cullen in it," Jones believes.

But Kimberly is looking forward to something else.

"Team Edward or Team Jacob?" we asked her.

"Team Jacob! Cause he's hotter!" she says.

But probably not as hot as the movie itself, which is expected to shatter some box office records.

If you haven't purchased your tickets for tonight's midnight showing in Thomasville, you may still have a chance.

The theater will gauge interest and could make the decision to open up that third screening of Eclipse a little later Tuesday night.

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