The Hunger Games Exhibition opens at the Discovery Times Square in New York this Wednesday, July 1 and stays through January 3, 2016 before heading to a world tour. The second leg of the tour will be in the States as well. The exhibition will stop at the Innovation Hangar at San Francisco’s historic Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall.
“Sales for The Hunger Games: The Exhibition have been robust with advance purchases outpacing any other film-based exhibition in the history of our venue,” said James Sanna, President of Discovery Times Square. “We’re thrilled to have been chosen as the host venue for the exhibit’s premiere.”
“This is an exciting and dynamic initiative growing our biggest global franchise and enabling fans to become even more engaged in the world of The Hunger Games,” said Tim Palen, Lionsgate Chief Brand Officer and President of Worldwide Marketing. “We’ve partnered with the leading companies in the event, exhibition and attractions space to create an unforgettable experience that fans will love as part of our plan to extend our Lionsgate brands beyond the big screen and into location-based entertainment around the world.”
“We are delighted that San Francisco is the next stop on The Hunger Games: The Exhibition world tour, as it underscores our city’s reputation for hosting engaging cultural events,” said Dan Shine, Curator of the Innovation Hangar. “This immersive, entertaining and educational experience is the perfect fit for the types of events we like to provide our visitors.”
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.
Highlights 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.
Find out more at the official website.