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Exclusive Hunger Games Exhibition: Videos and Review!

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On Sunday, some of the fansites were lucky enough to get an early look at the Hunger Games Exhibition, which opens to the public in New York tomorrow, July 1. Here’s the story of my journey through the exhibit, as well as a few things you should know if when you see it.

Upon arrival, we were each given an electronic device with audio and video for the full experience. At first, we found this silly, thinking we (the fansites) already know more than the audio would ever tell us. But we took them graciously. Honestly, we didn’t use them nearly as much as we probably should have, though I think I used mine more than many other people. The first thing you do on the device is choose your ally: Haymitch, Effie, Cinna, or you can say you don’t need one at all.
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You start off in a room of posters from promotion from the first film, then are taken to District 12’s Justice Building, where Effie introduces the exhibition. Some clips from the films play through creating the full Hunger Games atmosphere, then Elizabeth Banks comes back (this time as herself) to tell us what we can expect at the exhibition.

The doors to the Justice Building open, and you enter The Hob.

To keep from ruining EVERYTHING for you, I am not going to describe every single thing I saw (though if you want to be spoiled, here are all of the over one hundred pictures). If you want a small look at some awesome costumes and sets, check out Brittany’s post from yesterday! Instead, I am going to focus on the more interactive aspects of the exhibition. Click below to see!
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PHOTOS/Review: DWTC’s Exclusive First Look at The Hunger Games Exhibition

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The Hunger Games Exhibition officially opens in just a couple more days!  This Wednesday, July 1st, Discovery Times Square will open its doors to tributes eager to get a glimpse at costumes and props from The Hunger Games films.  Fans will be able to see an up close look at authentic pieces that helped mold the characters and the world of Panem on screen.

Over the weekend, several Hunger Games fan sites were treated to an early preview of the exhibition, including some of our staffers here at Down With The Capitol.  Check out our photos of the exhibit below!

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WATCH: ‘The Hunger Games’ Cast and Crew Interviewed at The Hunger Games Exhibition

Yesterday, several cast and crew from The Hunger Games stopped by The Hunger Games Exhibition in New York City to take photos and tour the exhibit together.  Several news outlets released footage of the gang’s visit, including GMA earlier today.

Our friends at Quarter Quell also uploaded several interviews of them taking it all in, their thoughts on the exhibition, and memories from filming.  Check them out below.

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There is also this great b-roll footage of Jennifer and Josh going through the exhibit.  Note:  The sound cuts out at several parts.

Willow Shields also did a walkthrough and interview with Entertainment Tonight.  The interview and footage of Jennifer and Josh in this segment are from the EPK videos posted above.

UPDATE! Yet another video with Willow. This time she acts as a tour guide for Teen Vogue. She also talks about what fans want to know, what it’s like working with Jen and more.

Sources:  Quarter Quell, Entertainment Tonight

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More Photos From Tim Palen’s New Book ‘Photographs From The Hunger Games’

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We previously posted some sneak peek photos of Tim Palen’s new book from US Weekly and People Magazine. NY Daily News and Refinery 29 have more sneak peek photos, including a gorgeous one of Effie and a BTS photo of Jennifer Lawrence in Katniss’s wedding dress.

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Check out the rest of the photos at NY Daily News and Refinery 29

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Photos: Josh, Jennifer, & Francis Attend Tim Palen’s Book Launch Party

 

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Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence, and Francis Lawrence were in NYC for the launch party of  Tim Palen’s new book “Photographs from The Hunger Games.” It so nice to see these three support Tim and plus, the book looks amazing!

You can purchase the book at the Hunger Games Exhibition in NYC, which Josh and Jennifer also gave Good Morning America a walk through of. Not in NYC? No worries! The book is available to purchase on Assouline and Amazon.

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Check out more photos of Jenn, Josh, and Francis at Just Jared

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Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson Take GMA on a Walk through of the #HungerGamesExhibition

Exhibition Jennifer Josh 3Good Morning America debuted an exclusive video this morning from The Hunger Games Exhibition.  Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence took GMA on a tour through the exhibit, discussing how it was “a walk down memory lane” and how it made them “emotional.”  Jennifer also encouraged fans to be sure they check out Effie’s shoes when you see her outfits, calling them “torture contraptions.”  Check out the clip below.

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PHOTOS: The Cast of ‘The Hunger Games’ Check out the Exhibition!


Exhibition Jennifer Josh Jena, WillowThe cast of The Hunger Games has descended upon the Exhibition!  Willow Shields and Jena Malone have both posted photos to Instagram from inside the event.

UPDATE: We now have red carpet photos from the Grand Opening event!  Read on to check them out.
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Jennifer, Josh, and Liam to Appear on Conan July 9th

Liam Jennifer Josh 01Mark your calendars Tributes! The official Hunger Games twitter has shared news that Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth are scheduled to appear on a special episode of Conan on Thursday July 9th.

Their appearance is occuring the same day the trio will be appearing at the Mockingjay Part 2 panel at SDCC, which is also hosted by Conan O’Brien.  Can we hope, beyond hope that we’ll be able to see at least part of the exclusive Comic Con footage that night?  We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed!

Conan airs at 11 pm ET on TBS.

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Cast & Crew Announced for the #MockingjayPart2 #SDCC Panel on July 9th

SDCC-HungerGames-EntireCast-01The Official Hunger Games Twitter has just announced the cast and crew that will be attending the Mockingjay Part 2 Hall H panel at SDCC on July 9th.

Can we say we are tearing up that they announced it “as the final Hunger Games chapter.” We know the end is near, but do they have to point it out so blatently…sniff…sniff.

Are you attending Comic Con? Let us know in the comments!

 

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Lionsgate Announces Second Stop is San Francisco for The Hunger Games Exhibition

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The Hunger Games: The Exhibition kicked off this week in NYC for a six month run at the Discovery Times Square. Today, Lionsgate announced a second stop has been set up for the exhibition at the Innovation Hangar at San Francisco’s historic Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall. The second stop is due to open in February 2016.

Also, further exciting news in the press release is that Lionsgate is allowing select items to be available online for purchase from the exhibit’s gift shop. There is no word when these items will become available, but we’ll let you know when we find out.

Check out the press release below:

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