Okay, admit it. How many of you have ever yelled, "May the odds be ever in your favor!," or thrown up the District 12 sign, or privately tried to figure out which of your group of friends would be the first to die in the Hunger Games?
(Spoilers: Blake. It's definitely Blake. I mean, the dude once set himself on fire while toasting marshmallows.)
If you just read that and said, "not me," then you, sir or madam, are a liar, I say.
But if you're not a liar, liar, pants on fire, then you can now experience what it's like to survive (and occasionally even thrive) in Panem with The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, which will have its world premiere July 1st at Discovery Times Square in New York City.
Lately, movie franchises are all about expanding into new forms of entertainment to provide a fully immersive experience, but Lionsgate has always led the way with their genius marketing for The Hunger Games franchise. With brilliant campaigns like Capitol Couture and their coded messaging geocaching app, they've really done some groundbreaking work.
So just imagine what they will do now that they have an entire traveling exhibition to play with. From the sounds of it, it's going to be freakin' mindblowing. Promises Lionsgate's Senior Vice President of Location Based Entertainment Jenefer Brown, the exhibition will "offer visitors an unparalleled experience and bring them closer to the world of Panem" and it will do it "through a dynamic series of interactives, never before seen content, and immersive environments."
What's really cool is that it will not just be an exhibition where you walk through and look but can't touch. They're integrating the film's science and tech to create some hands-on features that will require real world problem solving skills - just like you would have to use if you were in the Hunger Games themselves.
There will be seven different galleries in the exhibition: District 12, Tribute Train, The Capitol, Making the Games, District 13, Fan Gallery and Katniss’s Journey.
Along with all the hands-on areas, some of the films' iconic costumes and props will be featured, like Katniss' Girl on Fire dress, Mockingjay dress, armor, and pin, Katniss' bow, and Cinna's sketchbook. Plus, there will be a gamemaker's control table, explorable map of Panem, and stunt choreography interactive.
I don't know about you, but I've always wanted to see if I could shoot an arrow while on the run and destroy a target of hologram blocks. I mean, I already know it would end with me Googling "symptoms of a sprained ankle," but still, now I can at least try.
As I'd mentioned, the exhibition will launch at Discovery Times Square and then run for six months through January 3rd, 2016. But no worries if you can't make it to NYC in that time frame - the exhibition is going on a global tour after it leaves New York.
Tickets officially go on sale on April 21st, but there's a ticket preregistration option, too, which you can sign up for by CLICKING HERE. And if you want updates or just more information about The Hunger Games: The Exhibition in general, you can head to the official website to get the goods.