Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Twilight Torment; 200 Film Fans Are Told Cinema Tickets Are Not Valid

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Twilight Torment; 200 Film Fans Are Told Cinema Tickets Are Not Valid

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Byline: KATIE DAVIES

HUNDREDS of disappointed Twilight fans missed out on the first screening of the new film because of late licensing restrictions.

Around 200 "Twiathalons", who had tickets for the midnight screening of Breaking Dawn - Part 1, were told they were no longer valid for the midnight showing at Metrocentre's Odeon cinema due to restrictions on their late evening capacity licence.

Today, Odeon bosses apologised to supporters. Tracey Ainsley, 46, of Swalwell, planned to go to the show with her sister Dawn Rowell, 40, and her daughter Holly, 17. But the family received an email just days before the screening.

Tracey said: "We were so disappointed. My sister and her daughter are really big fans and they were really looking forward to the showing.

"I can't believe that the 200 people who were expecting to go now can't."

Since getting in touch with the Chronicle the family have been offered tickets.

Bosses at Gateshead Council said the cinema was granted a temporary events notice, allowing them to seat up to 499. …

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