THE HUNGER GAMES: THE EXHIBITION OPENS IN SAN FRANCISCO, FEBRUARY 13, 2016
SANTA MONICA and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., December 14, 2015 — Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, in association with Imagine Exhibitions, Inc. today announced that The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, the highly anticipated new traveling exhibition based on the blockbuster movie franchise, will open at Innovation Hangar at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, the next stop on its global tour, on February 13, 2016. Advance tickets are available now at thehungergamesexhibition.com.
The San Francisco engagement follows a successful New York Premiere, currently open at Discovery Times Square in New York through January 3rd. Notable benchmarks from the New York engagement include the following:
- The exhibition set a new record for advance ticket sales for an entertainment property at Discovery Times Square.
- The exhibition has been attended by residents from almost every U.S. state as well as 60 different countries outside of the U.S., underscoring the ubiquitous popularity of the franchise.
- The exhibition was visited by several of the film's stars including Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Willow Shields, Josh Hutcherson and Katniss Everdeen herself, Jennifer Lawrence, who called her visit to the exhibit "very emotional."
The blockbuster The Hunger Games franchise, one of the most successful motion picture franchises of all time, has already grossed more than $2.8 billion at the global box office and sold 82 million books around the world. The fourth and final chapter, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2, has grossed over $500 million worldwide in more than 90 countries and is currently playing on over 30,000 screens around the world.
"The Hunger Games: The Exhibition had a very successful launch in New York and we are happy that the second stop on the global tour is San Francisco, a city known for one-of-a-kind cultural events, such as this," said Jenefer Brown, Lionsgate Senior Vice President of Location Based Entertainment. "Through a dynamic series of interactives, never-before-seen content, and immersive environments, the exhibition offers visitors an unparalleled experience that everyone will enjoy. 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."
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.
The exhibition will open at Innovation Hangar located at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts on Saturday, February 13th for a limited time. Individual tickets and group tickets are on sale today with prices starting at $22. A discounted four pack of tickets for both families and individuals is available starting at $90.
About Innovation Hangar
The Innovation Hangar, located in the iconic Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, embodies the innovative spirit that defines the Bay area and was a centerpiece of the 1915 World's Fair. The unique social innovation space is designed to be a place where thinkers, doers and critics can come together under one roof to facilitate connections, ideas, investments and the arts in a way that simply cannot happen in the virtual world.
iHangar provides work and lab spaces designed to facilitate interaction with innovators, entrepreneurs, and students. New inventions and prototypes, along with rotating exhibits, artist in residence programs and more have already animated the iconic Palace of Fine Arts space, welcoming over 500,000 visitors since opening in February of 2015.
For our global visitors, iHangar acts as a bridge to the world of global innovation and is one of the few places where they can engage in the innovator's work process, through public visits and educational programming.
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About Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.
Imagine Exhibitions, Inc. is the global resource for all aspects of exhibitions and attractions. From design to creation, placement to presentation, marketing and operations, Imagine has the experience and inspiration to bring the best possible experience to any venue. Imagine is currently producing and touring over 25 exhibitions in museums, science centers, aquariums, integrated resort properties and non-traditional venues throughout the world. For more information, visit www.imagineexhibitions.com or visit the Facebook page.