MODESTO -- The love saga of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan comes to a conclusion Thursday as “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2" opens in movie theaters across the nation.
Locally, movie theaters are showing the final - presumably - chapter in the vampire love story starting at 10 p.m. The four-book, five-movie tale has captured the imagination of preteens and up, particularly women, since the the original "Twilight" introduced readers to vampire Edward Cullen and teenager Bella Swan.
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In Los Angeles, people have been camping out all week in anticipation of Thursday night's premiere to see what Variety terms "Bella reborn as a bloodthirsty, butt-kicking vampire mama."
Locally, there haven't been any reports of tent cities but heavy crowds are expected.