Kaitlyn White, 13, and Jessica White, 14, both of West York, show off their Team Jacob T-shirts before the start of Breaking Dawn 2, the last of the
Kaitlyn White, 13, and Jessica White, 14, both of West York, show off their Team Jacob T-shirts before the start of Breaking Dawn 2, the last of the Twilight series at Frank Theater in Spring Garden Township. (John A. Pavoncello photo)

Kaitlyn White wasn't too keen to see the first Twilight movie when it was released in 2008.

Nonetheless, the now-13-year-old West York girl went to the premiere showing and quickly became a fan.

"It was my friend that made me watch the first one. Now I'm hooked," Kaitlyn said.

Now she's been to each one since.

Sporting a homemade Team Jacob T-shirt, Kaitlyn munched on popcorn as she waited for the last film, "Breaking Dawn Part 2," in the five-part series to be shown at Frank Theatres in York Township Thursday night.

The film was shown at 10 p.m. in nine sold-out auditoriums to allow younger fans to see the movie and not have to miss school on Friday because of staying out too late, said Kevin Scott, the general manager.

The film was also to be shown in 13 nearly sold-out auditoriums at 12:30 a.m. Friday, he said.

"I think these are the people who usually come out for the big premieres," Scott said of the movie-goers.

Franchise: "Breaking Dawn Part 2" is the last in a series of films adapted from Stephenie Meyer's Twilight novels. Both have garnered a following of fans, mostly women and teenage girls.

The Twilight series tells the story of vampire Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson; werewolf Jacob Black, played by Taylor Lautner; and Bella Swan, played by Kristen Stewart.

For those who needed a little refresher on the previous Twilight movies, or those who can't get enough of the sparkly vampires and hairy werewolves, the theater also offered a marathon.

Fans who attended the marathon will receive a commemorative lanyard from the film studio that made the Twilight series.

Last one: Samantha Bixler of Mount Wolf sat through the first four films and was waiting for the final one to be shown.

"I've already seen them a couple times," she said of the first movies in the series, but added it was "more intense" to see them on the big screen.

With the minutes ticking down until "Breaking Dawn Part 2" was to flash on the screen, Bixler walked around the lobby before heading into the home stretch.

"I'm hoping that it will stay true to the book," she said.

- Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.