"Twilight" Fans Camp Out in Los Angeles Days Before Premiere

"Twilight" fans camp out at Nokia Plaza in Los Angeles as they wait for Thursday's "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" premiere, Monday, June 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Chris Pizzello

"Twilight" fans camp out at Nokia Plaza in Los Angeles as they wait for Thursday's "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" premiere, Monday, June 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

NEW YORK (CBS) "Twilight" mania hit Los Angeles as hundreds of fans have begun camping outside the Nokia Theater for the "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" premiere on Thursday.

PICTURES: Kristen Stewart
PICTURES: Robert Pattinson
PICTURES: Taylor Lautner

Hoping for a chance to spot their favorite stars on the red carpet, die-hard fans first began pitching tents at 6 a.m. on Monday.

Accordiing to KTLA-TV, about 9,000 wristbands are being handed out to fans, many of whom are sporting their coveted "Twilight" paraphernalia.

Nokia theater officials have issued a list of camping rules, one being that wristbands must be worn at all times until the premiere is over.

"Eclipse" is the third installment of the mega-profitable "Twilight" film series, staring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.

The movie opens in theaters on June 30.

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