New York, NY and Santa Monica, CA, USA (February 6, 2015) /PRNewswire/ — Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, in association with Imagine Exhibitions, Inc. today announced the world premiere of The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, the highly anticipated new traveling exhibition based on the blockbuster movie franchise. Premiering July 1, 2015 at Discovery Times Square in New York City, the immersive exhibit designed by Thinkwell Group is scheduled to run through January 3, 2016.
“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.
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.
“As a producer and the exhibition tour operator, we are thrilled with the opportunity to represent such a meaningful exhibition and share it with the world. As global developers of travelling exhibition content, we are always prospecting opportunities that provide a truly immersive, engaging and rewarding experience for the audience. Much like the ongoing success of the film franchise and the ever increasing global fan base, The Hunger Games: The Exhibition promises to deliver a pioneering fan and audience experience,” said Tom Zaller, President of Imagine Exhibitions.
“We are thrilled to be the premiere venue for this exciting exhibition,” said James Sanna, President of Discovery Times Square. “The Hunger Games: The Exhibition will provide fans with the rare opportunity to experience firsthand the world of Katniss Everdeen and is a continuation of Discovery Times Square’s mission to connect people to the entertainment properties they love.”
The exhibition will run at Discovery Times Square through January 3, 2016 and will then embark on a global tour. Individual tickets will go on sale April 21st with prices starting at $22.50. In advance of the ticket on sale date and to service the anticipated demand for individual tickets, a ticket pre-registration window will begin on Feb 24th. In addition to receiving an opportunity to buy tickets before the general public, ticket pre-registrants will also receive exclusive exhibition content and updates and be automatically entered into a sweepstakes to attend the exhibition premier at Discovery Times Square. For information on purchasing group tickets for ten or more, for the New York engagement, please call 855-266-5387 or visit discoverytsx.com.