Last month I embarked on short trip from Orange County to San Francisco to celebrate the release of Mockingjay Part 2 at The Hunger Games Exhibition in The Palace of Fine Arts. This is one of my favorite spots to visit when I’m in the city. I am a huge Hunger Games fan and I am fascinated by this ever evolving saga. Willow Shields (Prim Rose Everdeen) and Elden Hensen (Pollux) were among the celeb guests at the bash.
I felt like a total Hunger Games geek as I walked through the exhibit. I could not get enough. It was incredible to see the story come to life. There are over a 1000 props on display. Some of my favorite parts of the exhibit were: the iconic costumes, scene recreations, and the explorable map of Panem gamemaker’s. Many of the displays are interactive.
The Hunger Games Exhibition celebrates the blockbuster The Hunger Games franchise and Katniss’s epic journey like never before. This dynamic exploration of the art, science, pageantry and history of the world of Panem features iconic costumes, props, and set recreations that highlight the technological wizardry and amazing artistry that brought this world to life. High-tech, hands-on interactives let you dive into exciting behind-the-scenes content, engage deeply with the world of the films, and discover a whole new side of the stories that took the world by storm.
The costumes on display were very elaborate and artistic. “Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor!” Elizabeth Bank’s (Effie Trinket) costume from the unforgettable podium scene. Costume design by-Judianna Makovsky
Here is the scene from the unforgettable “Victory Party.”
Here is the suit Caesar Flickerman’s wore in his interview with Peeta in the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Caesar urged him to send a message of peace and surrender to the rebels.
You can sit down for an imaginary chat with the bizarre Capitol TV personality Caesar Flickerman, eerily represented by a video screen displaying actor Stanley Tucci’s head atop a mannequin.
The exhibit takes about an hour to an hour and a half to complete. There is no time limit you so may explore at your own pace. At the end of your visit, there is a gift shop and a snack shop.
We had a chance to chat with celebs Willow Shields and Elden Hensen at the exhibit. Willow (Prim Rose Everdeen) described the immense impact of The Hunger Games has on youth. “Teenagers have taken a lot away from this. The Hunger Games series has been an outlet for them.”
Elden Hensen (Pollux) said, ” We had so much fun. It was one of the best, if not the best experiences I have had in making a movie! ”
If you are a true Hunger Games fan, you don’t want to miss this traveling exhibit! Mockingjay Part 2 is now on Digital HD release and Blu-ray/DVD!
Now Open in San Fransisco
The Hunger Games exhibition is now open at Innovation Hangar.
Innovation Hangar is located at:
3601 Lyon Street at the Palace of Fine Arts Exhibtion Hall, San Francisco, CA 94123