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LIONSGATE’S THE HUNGER GAMES: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE OPENS MARCH 23 AT MARBLES IMAX

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The highly-anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ young adult best-seller The Hunger Games will open at North Carolina’s only giant screen, Wells Fargo IMAX at Marbles, on March 23rd.

Hunger Games stars Academy-Award® nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. The film is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik. Hunger Games is the biggest film to be shot on location in North Carolina.

Tickets to opening week are available now and can be purchased at www.imaxraleigh.org or at the IMAX box office. Marbles IMAX is located at 201 East Hargett Street in Downtown Raleigh. For information on tickets and showtimes, please call 919.882.IMAX or visit the website at www.imaxraleigh.org.

The IMAX release of The Hunger Games has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie. Marbles IMAX boasts NC’s biggest screen and has the state’s only 3D-capable certified giant screen, offering the premium, totally immersive movie experience.

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss

About The Hunger Games

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister’s place to enter the games, and is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy when she’s pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

The Hunger Games is directed by Gary Ross, with a screenplay by Gary Ross and Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 26 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following. It has spent more than 160 consecutive weeks/more than three consecutive years to date on The New York Times bestseller list since its publication in September 2008, and has also appeared consistently on USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.

Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES on March 23, 2012.

To experience The Hunger Games online, please visit:

Official Website: http://www.thehungergamesmovie.com/

Official YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/thehungergamesmovie

Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/thehungergamesmovie

Official Twitter Page: http://twitter.com/thehungergames

Capitol Couture: www.capitolcouture.pn

The Hunger Games is rated PG13 by the MPAA.

About Marbles Kids Museum and IMAX Theatre

Marbles Kid Museum

Marbles Kid Museum

Marbles provides extraordinary experiences for both children and adults through innovative hands-on children’s exhibits, creative programs and events, and larger-than-life IMAX films on North Carolina’s only giant screen. Located in downtown Raleigh, Marbles offers playful learning adventures for children and families, museum and IMAX field trips, summer camps, family events, targeted outreach programs and exceptional spaces for meetings and parties. For more information, visit www.marbleskidsmuseum.org or www.imaxraleigh.org.

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