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Twi-hards howl over "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" premiere at The Tech Museum

Press Release Date 
Monday, 28 June, 2010
The thrill begins just before midnight when hundreds of Twilight movie fans swarm The Tech Museum to see the blockbuster release "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," the third installment of the wildly popular series. The red-carpet event begins at 10 p.m. when the museum's doors swing open to welcome rabid fans to an exciting reception leading up to the premiere of the box-office smash, which follows the forbidden vampire-romance of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). The love story has captured the attention of teenage girls, college students, and even moms. Moviegoers, some donning costumes, T-shirts, and fan buttons of their favorite character, can sip on "blood red" punch, and sink their teeth into wolf paw and fang-marked cupcakes. Fans can take photos alongside "standees" of Edward, Jacob, Alice and Bella. And T-shirts, buttons, tickets and concessions will be awarded to the winners of the museum's "Twilight Twitter" contest now under way online at http://twitter.com/TechMuseum. All for $12 - for all ages ($10 for museum members)! "Eclipse" premieres at the 295-seat The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater, featuring crystal clear images up to eight stories high and 13,000 watts of wrap-around digital surround sound. WHAT: Fans of the all-the-rage vampire/werewolf saga take to the red carpet under beaming searchlights en route to a reception, complete with music, themed refreshments, and special contests leading up to the premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse". WHERE: The Tech Museum, 201 S. Market St., San Jose, CA WHEN: 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 29th EDS: Photo ops and interviews available Contact: Roqua Montez Director of Public Relations The Tech Museum (408) 795-6225 rmontez@thetech.org About The Tech Museum The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum - located in the Capital of Silicon Valley - is a non-profit learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum celebrates the spirit of Silicon Valley by encouraging the development of innovative ideas for a more promising future.