Sun sets on ‘Twilight’ hearing
STER KINEKOR has lost its urgent Pretoria High Court application to screen the new cult movie Twilight Saga: Eclipse a minute after midnight on its release worldwide on Wednesday.
Followers of this movie, which is expected to be a box office hit, will, however, be able to see it at Ster Kinekor theatres at normal times.
Paul Burton, of Ster Kinekor, following their court defeat, said they will now accept the offer from rival Nu Metro Entertainment to screen the movie from 9am and onwards on June 30.
Burton said movie lovers who had already bought tickets for the post-midnight screenings, would be refunded.
Judge Roger Claassen agreed with Nu Metro’s argument that no contract existed. He said no financial agreement was signed, which followed that there was no binding agreement in place.
Twilight Saga: Eclipse is the third of four films based on the successful books of author Stephenie Meyer.