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DAWN TIME: The cross-country rollout of the penultimate “Twilight” movie made its way to New York on Wednesday night, when the Cinema Society and DKNY hosted a screening of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema. After the showing, the crowd moved to new Lower East Side restaurant Sons of Essex, where a phalanx of ear piece-sporting security guards patrolled the entrance of the saloonlike space, despite the fact that none of the film’s more-freak-out-inducing stars had made it. Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed and Ashley Greene dutifully filled in for Robert Pattinson, et al.

“It’s been a crazy week, but it’s been exciting,” said Greene, who by then had changed out of her Donna Karan red-carpet gown for a pair of black pants and a leopard-print Giambattista Valli shirt. “I went to the premiere in L.A. and I saw half of the movie because I had to fly from L.A. to New York to get off the red eye and to go right to the ‘Pan-Am’ set — because I took the ‘Pan-Am’ gig right in the middle of the press tour. Then tonight, I walked the carpet, left, then changed and watched the rest of the movie in comfortable clothing.

This story first appeared in the November 18, 2011 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

“I’ve seen the whole film, yeah,” she assured with a laugh.

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