Those who dream of driving off into the "Twilight" with Edward the vampire can get at least a little closer to that fantasy Saturday in Lacey.
The city is wrapping up its summer entertainment series with a double feature of the movies that have turned Forks into a travel destination and terrifying monsters into glowing supermen.
But the screenings of “Twilight” and “New Moon” are just a jumping off point for a whole array of related fun on Saturday evening, said Jeannette Sieler, Lacey’s recreation supervisor and herself a fan of Stephenie Meyer’s teen romances.
There also will be costume and trivia contests, photo opportunities and a concert by Puyallup’s Konzelman Brothers.
“We’re going to have Edward’s car there,” she said. “It’s a Volvo like they use in the movies.
“I’ve been trying to get Bella’s truck,” she added, “but that’s difficult. It’s a ’53 or ’63 Chevy pickup, and those are not so readily available.”
While Edward himself obviously won’t be present, there will be a couple of stand-ins for the undead heartthrob.
“We have Edward’s and Jacob’s cut-outs,” Sieler said. “This will be for real ‘Twilight’ fans.”
Also doing heartthrob duty will be the Konzelman Brothers, a quintet of Puyallup brothers who play rock and bluegrass originals and covers.
“I was looking for a band that would appeal to the young girls,” Sieler said. “I don’t know of a vampire band, and the Konzelmans are totally the opposite of that, but they are a band of brothers.”
And like the Cullens in “Twilight,” these singing and dancing brothers are supernaturally attractive. But while the musicians range in age from early teens to 20s, fans of the books and films are not all so young.
“The moms have been saying: ‘That’s my night. That’s my guilty pleasure,’” Sieler said. “I think our crowd will be teen girls up through 40ish or 50ish ladies. I don’t think we’ll have as many guys except for the ones the girls drag along.”
The Konzelmans will open the evening, followed by the contests – with “Twilight” prizes – and then the two films.
The whole thing is likely to last until about 2 in the morning.
“We used to do an all-nighter with three movies,” Sieler said. “They would get done at 4 or 5, and there would be a few diehards who would stay all night. It was hard on my staff. So last year we came up with the idea of offering a double feature.”
While the extra large night of films is a tradition, this year’s selections have generated an unusually high level of excitement.
“This is my fourth summer,” Sieler said, “and this is the one I’ve heard the most excitement about. I’m very excited myself.”