At 8 p.m. Thursday evening, the lobby of Coming Attractions Theater in Mount Shasta was already attracting a line of people eager to see Breaking Dawn Part 1 during its midnight showing.

At 8 p.m. Thursday evening, the lobby of Coming Attractions Theater in Mount Shasta was already attracting a line of people eager to see Breaking Dawn Part 1 during its midnight showing.

“We’ve been to every midnight showing so far,” said Tiana Mozina and Violet Bolstridge, who are both Mount Shasta High School students. Though theater management told them they’d have to stand while they waited to get a seat, citing a fire hazard if everyone was sitting around, the two were unfazed.

“Breaking Dawn is my favorite book in the series,” Mozina said. “We’re really excited. We don’t mind standing... it’s worth it.”

Joining them in line were Michaela Davis, Chelsea Gomes, Andrea Ure, Olivia Vasquez, Kelsi Pelletier, Yasmin Rodriguez and Margot Stevens, also MSHS?students. Their willingness to wait guaranteed them a good seat in the sold out theater.

“I’m Team Edward, but Jacob’s hot,” Stevens said.

Many others in line felt the same, expressing enthusiasm to see their favorite vampire and werewolf characters onscreen in the next-to-last movie in the Twilight series.

Though the movie’s had mixed reviews, fans of Stephenie Meyer’s popular Twilight saga probably won’t be disappointed to see irresistible vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) wed his human love Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), much to the chagrin of chiseled werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner).

They will be waiting with bated breath to catch a glimpse of Bella in her Caroline Herrera wedding dress, for the knot-tying kiss, and even more so for the memorable honeymoon scene, in which feathers fly and bedroom furniture is ripped to shreds.

They’ll also relish the moment when Bella realizes she’s pregnant with a quickly developing half-vampire, half-human child that is killing her from within.

Sounds corny – and it probably is to many non-Twilight fans – but to the millions who read every book and have fallen in love with the characters and their breathtaking love story, watching Bella drink pints of Type O-positive blood to keep her alive during her pregnancy will be well worth it.

“I loved it!” said Mount Shasta’s Erin Beauchene Friday morning. “It was absolutely amazing... By far the best one.”

Others who braved a groggy Friday morning – in many cases, a school day – to see the movie will have to make their own decision, and there were a lot of them. According to distributor Summit Entertainment, Breaking Dawn grossed $30.3 million from the midnight showings and appears to be on pace to have the biggest opening yet for any of the three Twilight movies so far.

Directed by Oscar-winning director Bill Condon, the PG-13 movie will play through next week at the Mt. Shasta Cinemas, with showings at 12:40 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:20 p.m. and 9:10 p.m. To check showtimes, visit www.catheatres.com.