World Premiere Set for July 1 at Discovery Times Square
NEW YORK and SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 6, 2015 /CNW/ -- 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.
Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has more than 30 television shows on over 20 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show and the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black.
Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first three installments of The Hunger Games franchise, the first installment of the Divergent franchise, John Wick, Now You See Me, Roadside Attractions' A Most Wanted Man, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films' Addicted and Pantelion Films' Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.
Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com
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.
ABOUT THINKWELL GROUP
Founded in 2001, Thinkwell is a worldwide experience design and production agency specializing in the creation and master planning of theme parks, destination resorts, major branded and intellectual property attractions, events & spectaculars, museums & exhibits, expos and live shows around the world. The award-winning company has become a leader in experiential design by bringing a unique holistic approach to every creative engagement, delivering extraordinary results to notable clients over the years, including Fortune 500 companies, studios, museums, theme parks and destination resorts. For more information visit: www.thinkwellgroup.com
ABOUT DISCOVERY TIMES SQUARE
Discovery Times Square is New York City's first large-scale exhibition center presenting visitors with limited-run, educational and immersive exhibition experiences while exploring the world's defining cultures, art, history and events. More than a museum, Discovery Times Square is the destination for discovery through unique and immersive exhibitions in New York. At Discovery Times Square, events epic and rare come to life by connecting you to the greatest human stories ever told. Intelligent, exciting, and moving - it's the experience that counts. For more information visit www.discoverytsx.com.
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