Fans of "Twilight" were overwhelmed and excited when the lead characters of "Twilight: Eclipse" arrived at a cinema in California to thanks their fans in person.

KStew and RPatz showed up unexpectedly at the Century City IMAX theater in California to introduce the new movie and were greeted with shrills of delight.

‘We just wanted to come and say thank you in person for making this such a great weekend,’ KStew told fans.

Pattinson added: ‘I hope you liked the movie, because otherwise this would be really embarrassing.”

Other stars from the franchise also visited local cinemas to meet fans – Dakota Fanning attended a screening at a local Los Angeles theatre, while Taylor Lautner surprised movie-goers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Peter Facinelli travelled to a cinema in Hawaii and Nikki Reed headed to Long Island, New York.