Fans Treated to Premiere of Stephen King's Newest Film

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) It's not everyday that a major hollywood movie has a premiere in Bangor, but when it's a Stephen King flick it helps things.

A contest run by King's radio station gave fans a chance to win tickets to the advance showing of The Dark Tower Tuesday night.

The film stars Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba.

It's based on a series of beloved novels by the renowned author.

Bangor Mall Cinemas hosted around 200 people to take in the show before everyone else..

For one fan we spoke with... It was very a good night.

"I've been a Stephen King fan all my life," said Newburgh resident Kevin Melvin. "I've read every book," he said, "I just think his characters are so good he goes so in-depth on all of them. You feel like you almost know them."

The Dark Tower opens nationwide this weekend.

It's expected to be the number one film at the box office.