Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Long Island- You're sooo Lucky!

Considering I'm among the LAST of Americans with the opportunity to snag the Twilight DVD in my vamp-thirsty Twilight Mom hands, this article has me seeing green this St. Paddy's Day:

Don't be surprised if all of Long Island hears a collective joyous shriek Friday night as the clock strikes 12: That's when the first "Twilight" movie is released on DVD. Retailers are hosting "Twilight" parties guaranteed to draw tween and teen girls awaiting the vampire romance's witching hour.

Blockbuster Video: Great South Bay Shopping Center, 701 Montauk Hwy., West Babylon, 631-661-2030, wbli.com. Party starts: 10 p.m. Friday

Put on white face paint, red lipstick and gold contact lenses and transform yourself into vampire Edward Cullen for a look-alike contest. Or put on your jeans, get a long, brunette wig and compete as mere mortal Bella Swan. Study your "Twilight" facts for the "Serious Fans" trivia contest. Practice your favorite movie scenes and join in "Twilight Movie-okie." WBLI Radio is set to broadcast live from the Blockbuster store during the festivities. West Babylon is the only Blockbuster on Long Island hosting a "full-blown "Twilight" gala."

Borders Books: 1500 Old Country Rd., Riverhead, 631-284-2222, borders.com. Party starts: 10 p.m. Friday

Design your own "Twilight" poster at the store, with the winner getting a prize; materials provided. Participate in "Emmett's Arm Wrestle" and "Bella's Balance," balancing books on your head. Identify who said which quote from the movie or book. See if you can pick out which details differed from the Stephenie Meyer book to the movie. Wristbands will be given out starting at 10 a.m. Friday morning to reserve a place in line for midnight.

What about other Borders stores? All Borders locations on Long Island are hosting release parties, says Maria DiLeo, event marketing manager at the corporation; check your local store for details. The other six Long Island Borders stores are in Westbury, Syosset, Farmingdale, Commack, Stony Brook and Bohemia.

Barnes & Noble: Country Glen Shopping Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place, 516-741-9850, bn.com. Lineup beigns: 11 p.m. Friday

The store isn't having an official "party" but welcomes people to line up in a "Twilight" costume. At midnight, sales will begin. First come, first served. Barnes & Noble at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove will also stay open after midnight, (631-724-0341).

New Edward life size stand-up by elphiegirl95.
A cardboard cutout of Edward- the perfect addition to any Twilight Party!


  1. how about i just bought it and have in my room right now!!
    and its the 17th!!!!!!

  2. WHAT?! How did that happen? Details, please!

  3. this discount dvd place outside my campus had them sitting there and we asked them if they were for sale and they said yes so me and my room mate both bought it....the place is called the exchange....we both think they didn't realize that they weren't supposed to sell them until sat.
    but i went crazy and didn't care so i bought it anyways!!
    i think i got so so lucky!

  4. No DOUBT- super lucky! Good job, girl!