Some time ago Lionsgate and Thinkwell Group announced that an exhibition based around the Hunger Games production and behind-the-scenes experience was coming our way in 2015. Now those plans are fully solidified, and we finally have a date for the premiere of this event: July 1st, 2015, at Discovery Times Square in New York City.
“The Hunger Games: The Exhibition offers visitors an unparalleled experience and brings them closer to the world of Panem,” said Jenefer Brown, Lionsgate Senior Vice President of Location Based Entertainment. “Through a dynamic series of interactives, never before seen content, and immersive environments, guests will connect to The Hunger Games in a one-of-kind experience. The application of the film’s science, technology, and real world problem solving also translate to a valuable educational experience that will resonate with school groups and visitors alike. We are thrilled to be launching this first ever interactive experience that will serve our global fan base and attract a new audience to the powerful Hunger Games franchise.”
The Hunger Games: The Exhibition invites visitors to step inside and explore the world of Panem as created by the films. Hundreds of authentic costumes and props, high-tech and hands-on interactives and detailed set recreations reveal the amazing artistry and technology that brought these incredible books to life. Visitors will follow Katniss Everdeen’s inspirational journey, from her humble beginnings in District 12 to her emergence as the Mockingjay, sparking curiosity and excitement. The exhibit will feature seven galleries including District 12, Tribute Train, The Capitol, Making the Games, District 13, Fan Gallery and Katniss’s Journey.
According to the press release, some of the items you’ll be able to see in the exhibition include “iconic costumes from the films such as the Girl on Fire dress, the Mockingjay dress and the Mockingjay armor; key artifacts including the Mockingjay pin, Cinna’s sketchbook and Katniss’s bow; and interactives including an explorable map of Panem, gamemaker’s control table and a stunt choreography interactive.”
The exhibition will run at Times Square through January 3rd, 2016 — so you have plenty of time to plan your visit even if you’re outside New York! If you can’t travel there, however, don’t worry because the exhibition will go on a global tour after that, so chances are it will stop at a place closer to where you live. Further venues have not been announced yet, but you can register for updates at TheHungerGamesExhibition.com.
Individual tickets go on sale on April 21st, but because of the huge demand they expect, a pre-registration window will open on February 24th. People who pre-register not only have a better chance of scoring tickets, but they will also receive “exclusive exhibition content and updates,” as well as getting the chance to win tickets to attend the exhibition premiere in Discovery Times Square. Ticket prices start at $22.50. For information about group tickets (10 or more people), please visit Discoverytsx.com.
What do you think of these news? Will you visit the exhibition in New York? Which cities do you hope the global tour will stop at? Tell us in a comment!