From Saturday, November 16th through the red carpet U.S. premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Monday, November 18th, fans got a chance to camp out for the weekend and not only hang out with fellow fans, but also meet some of the stars of the sequel of The Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire. 700 fans slept out in tents that were set up specifically for them. They got to show their support by bringing their own signs depicting favorite quotes and/or characters from the books. On Saturday, the fans got to meet and get an item signed by Stephanie Leigh Schlund (Cashmere) and Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen). Then on Sunday, Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair), Jena Malone (Johanna Mason), and Jeffrey Wright (Beetee) arrived for a group signing for the fans. Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark) and director Francis Lawrence also came by as a surprise to sign for the loyal fans as well.
Various activities were to be had, such as taking a picture with the Catching Fire poster in the background and raffle drawings hosted by KIIS FM. A Catching Fire T-Shirt, sponsored by Time Warner Cable, was given to each participating fan. And fans were able to watch The Hunger Games movie on the big screen that overlooks the Nokia Plaza square in preparation for the sequel.
The highlight, of course, was the red carpet event itself, which brought out actors from Catching Fire as well as a few others, including The Hunger Games author herself, Suzanne Collins! Afterwards, all campers were able to get a ticket to see the movie.
Check out the images from the red carpet!
All in all, it was a successful event that united fans, and fans largely enjoyed the event. We are thankful for Lionsgate and their partners for their generosity in being so fan-friendly and providing the fans something to remember as they camped out for the premiere.
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