AMARILLO, Texas, Sept. 9, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment superstore retailer, has announced its plans for chain-wide Midnight release parties for the release of Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Star Wars: The Original Trilogy and Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy on Blu-ray. Fans are encouraged to join their local Hastings for a Midnight release party on Thursday, September 15, 2011. Festivities for the night will begin at 9:00 P.M. and will end after the movies go on sale at Midnight. Fans enjoying the festivities and awaiting the release of the movies will be able to take advantage of special promotions during the release party including 25% off all Star Wars products, excluding the Blu-ray trilogies and complete saga, 50% off select Blu-rays, and 30% off all used CDs, books, video games and video game accessories. Customers are also encouraged to take advantage of an extended happy hour in Hardback Coffee Cafe stores and 49 cent fountain drinks in participating stores. To find out more about the Star Wars midnight release party in your area, visit or contact your local Hastings superstore, or visit us online at www.goHastings.com. About Hastings Founded in 1968, Hastings Entertainment, Inc. is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video games and CDs, and trends and consumer electronics merchandise, with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format. We currently operate 143 superstores, averaging approximately 24,000 square feet, primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States. We also operate two concept stores, Sun Adventure Sports, in Amarillo, Texas and TRADESMART, in Littleton, Colorado. We operate www.goHastings.com, an e-commerce Internet web site that makes available to our customers new and used entertainment products and unique, contemporary gifts and toys. The site features exceptional product and pricing offers. The Investor Relations section of our web site contains press releases, a link to request financial and other literature and access to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. SOURCE Hastings Entertainment, Inc.