WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The movie "Tammy" opens nationwide Wednesday. But, in Wilmington, it opened Tuesday. It was a special night for Hollywood East.
Fans of the stars Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon flocked to Regal Cinemas at Mayfaire for a special early screening of the movie "Tammy."
It was filmed in the Cape Fear. That meant many of the people who actually worked on the film were also at Mayfaire to watch it.
Peter King is one of them. He helped coordinate the stunt with a jet ski that was actually at the premiere. He said it's not easy to be a stunt coordinator, and he hopes it looks as good in the theater as on set.
"I got to see a lot of it before. But, with all the music and the sound and background and things like that, I haven't yet. That's for the theater which makes it a little more exciting with the crowds reactions and so on," King said.
King, plus crew members, actors and politicians at the premiere also said the screening is another example of how vibrant and important the film industry is to North Carolina, and especially Wilmington.