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N.C. State Park Promotion: 'The Hunger Games'

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September 4, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games.” Photo courtesy of Lionsgate

In anticipation of the Nov. 22 release of the sequel, “Catching Fire,” Chimney Rock will screen “The Hunger Games” on Saturday (Sept. 7) on the giant, 35-foot, outdoor screen at Chimney Rock State Park in North Carolina's Rutherford County, the Ashville Citizen-Times reported.

The gate opens at 7 p.m. for the movie on the Meadows starting at 8 p.m., presented by Ingles Markets. Fans can come early with paid park admission for afternoon movie-themed adventures offered by the Hunger Games Unofficial Fan Tours. The first in the movie trilogy was filmed at locations in Western North Carolina, including Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State Forest.

“For some of the millions of Hunger Games fans throughout the U.S., watching their favorite flick on a huge outdoor screen in Chimney Rock’s beautiful forested park could make them feel like they’re a part of the movie,” said Matt Popowski, PR & Events Manager, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park.

“Add to that the archery, costumes and likenesses of their favorite characters, and these fans will be dying to experience the film here ahead of the sequel’s release.”

Experience part of “the Games” at Chimney Rock by shooting a bow with Archery Tag foam tipped arrows, posing in movie costumes with props and getting your photo taken with likenesses of your favorite characters. These will be provided by the Hunger Games Unofficial Fan Tours for no additional charge during the afternoon on Sept. 7.

Activities require paid park admission, and then guests are welcome to stay in the park to enjoy the movie at no additional cost.

Attendees can get cool schwag or win gift cards in promotional giveaways from event sponsors Ingles Markets, Mast General Store, Element Advertising and Southern Outdoor Cinema, and other community partners.

Advance $9 movie parking tickets are on sale through Friday Sept. 6 only at the Lake Lure Ingles. On Saturday, parking at the gate is $12 per car. Park admission not included with event parking.

For more information, visit www.chimneyrockpark.com.

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