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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.
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.
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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!
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.
Jennifer and Josh
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.
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.
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!
Good 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.
Mark 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 ofConan 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!
The Hunger Games: The Exhibitionkicked 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.