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Twihards line up to say goodbye to vampire franchise

From left, Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, Stephenie Meyer, and Robert Pattinson attend the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Fans of the "Twilight" movie series started lining up at 5 a.m. at Harkins at Tempe Marketplace to catch Thursday night's 10 o'clock premiere of the final chapter of the saga "Breaking Dawn Part 2."

The line included Valley moms who love the series as much as their kids.

One mom was holding a place in line for her two daughters, who were in school.

The previous four films have grossed more than $2 billion worldwide. The movie series, based on four books by Cave Creek author Stephenie Meyer, began in 2008 with "Twilight."

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Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges and Lonesome Dove.

Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, Texas Longhorns, The University of Montana Grizzlies.

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