The Los Angeles premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 is just hours away.
For days, Twihards - Twilight fans - have been camping outside the Nokia Theatre, securing their golden spots to catch a glimpse of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and the cast of the popular film franchise.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 is the second to last chapter of the film series, based on the last novel of the popular story by Stephenie Meyer.
Since the release of the film's teaser trailer in June, and the full trailer that followed some three months later, Twilight fans have been brewing with excitement.
In October, to mark the one-month countdown to Breaking Dawn, Summit Entertainment launched the Twilight Time Capsule, an interactive Web site that allows fans to post and share photos, videos, and other personal memories related to all things Twilight.
The franchise's last film, Eclipse, grossed more than $698 million at the box office worldwide. Breaking Dawn - Part 1 arrives in theaters on Nov. 16, 2012.
Directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 continues the love story between Bella Swan (Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Pattinson). The two embark on the next journey of their lives, which includes marriage, a honeymoon and pregnancy.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 opens in theaters on Friday.
Here are five things to know about the Los Angeles premiere of Breaking Dawn - Part 1.
The Guest List. In addition to the full cast of Breaking Dawn, Monday's premiere will most definitely be a star-studded event. According to a guest list leaked to several Twilight fan sites last week, here are the following stars expected to walk the red carpet: Hilary Duff, Mark Salling (Glee), Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men), Ron Artest (L.A. Lakers), Leona Lewis, Bruno Mars, Melissa Joan Hart, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jaden Smith and others.
Camp Twilight. For days, thousands of Twilight fans have been camping on the grounds just outside of the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The crowd has been braving some unusually cold and wet California weather. But their dedication to the film and books did not slip off the Twilight radar. Over the weekend, Twilight cast members including Jackson Rathbone and Peter Facinelli paid a surprise visit to Camp Twilight, posing for photos and signing posters.
Nokia Theatre: Twilight nation. This is not the first time a Twilight film has premiered at the legendary Nokia Theatre, home to the annual American Music Awards, American Idol finales, the Primetime Emmy Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards. On June 24, 2010, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse premiered at the Nokia, bringing a crowd of 7,000 plus to their feet for the third installment of the film series. The franchise's first two films premiered in Westwood, Calif.
Meyer 600. On Sunday, with less than 24 hours to go before the big premiere of Breaking Dawn, author Stephenie Meyer thanked fans by delivering 600 signed copies of the novel to the crowd outside the Nokia. The crowd, which included Twilight moms, members of Team Jacob and Team Edward, patiently posed for photos with the author and naturally responded with I love you Stephenie cheers.
The live stream. Those not camping in Los Angeles will not miss out on all things related to the Breaking Dawn premiere. Beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern (5 p.m. Pacific) on Monday, Yahoo! Movies will stream the entire premiere (red carpet interviews included) on its official Twilight channel. The film's official Twitter account (using #BreakingDawn) will also be providing live commentary from the red carpet.