AMARILLO, Texas, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment superstore retailer, has announced its plans for chain-wide Midnight release parties for the movie The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. Fans are encouraged to join their local Hastings store for a Midnight release party on Friday, February 10, 2012. Festivities for the night will begin at 9:00 P.M. local time and will end after the movie goes on sale at Midnight. Fans enjoying the festivities and awaiting the release of the movie will be able to take advantage of special promotions during the release party including 30% off all used video games, video game accessories, books, CDs, and graphic novels. Customers can also purchase Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse licensed products for 75% off (excludes Breaking Dawn products) and TheTwilight Saga series books for 30% off during the Midnight release party. To find out more about The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 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 140 superstores, averaging approximately 24,000 square feet, primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States. We also operate three concept stores, Sun Adventure Sports, located in Amarillo, Texas and Lubbock, Texas, and TRADESMART, located 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 our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. www.goHastings.com SOURCE Hastings Entertainment, Inc.