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Jenna Pehrson, left, and Claudia Rodas, both 17 and of Willmar, are fans of the Twilight book series, and neither could miss the opportunity to attend the 12:01 a.m. premiere. "I've read all of the books at least three or four times," Pearson said. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Fans flock to Willmar theater for first showing of 'Twilight' sequel

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A new moon was rising Thursday night over Carmike Kandi 6 as hundreds of fans packed the theaters for a sold-out midnight showing of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," which opens nationwide today.

"We haven't dealt with these types of numbers in years," said Timothy Hoehn, Carmike Kandi 6 manager. "The last time we saw ticket sales like this was in the height of Sonshine several years ago, for both 'Batman' and 'Harry Potter.'"

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