Walmart has announced some of the Hunger Games stars to appear at the Walmart Midnight DVD Release Party for The Hunger Games on Friday night August 17th at selected Walmart locations!
To pay tribute to The Hungers Games DVD release on Saturday, Walmart is offering exclusive, early access to The Hunger Games fans so they can be among the first to own their special edition DVD.
Here’s what The Hunger Games fans will find at their local Walmart starting at 11 p.m. on Friday, August 17:
- · District Parties featuring special giveaways, movie trivia and the opportunity to win exclusive The Hunger Gamesprizes
- · Fans who purchase the DVD at midnight will receive a special pack of collectible The Hunger Games trading cards, while supplies last. A select number of random packs will include an autographed card from one of the cast members.
- · Customers who prefer to pre-order The Hunger Games 2-disc Blu-ray or DVD online at Walmart.com prior to the movie’s release on August 18 will have a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles to attend The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiere or other exclusive prizes.
- · In select stores, fans will have the opportunity to meet the following cast members:
o Glimmer (Leven Rambin) in Dallas, TX
o Cato (Alexander Ludwig) in Miami, FL
o Primrose Everdeen (Willow Shields) in Phoenix, AZ
o Thresh (Dayo Okeniyi) in Santa Clarita, CA
o Atlanta, GA, TBD
For specific store locations and event activities, please visit: http://instoresnow.walmart.com/Event-Detail.aspx?txtEventID=1017
Hungry for more?
- · Fans can access never-before-seen interviews and behind-the-scenes footage on Walmart’s Facebook page:www.facebook.com/walmart.
- · Join the #DistrictParty on Twitter: Celebrity party-planning expert Hostess with the Mostess partnered with Walmart to host a live #DistrictParty Twitter party at 4:00 p.m. ET Thursday, August 16.
- · Share with your readers ideas to throw their own The Hunger Games screening parties and other ways they can celebrate the DVD release of The Hunger Games movie.
Exciting! Who are some of the lucky fans that will go to the midnight release parties? Wonder who will be in Atlanta!
Amandla Stenberg, Willow Shields, Jack Quaid and Dayo Okeniyi at EW’s 6th Annual Comic-Con Celebration
More photos of Amandla Stenberg (Rue), Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen), Jack Quaid (Marvel) and Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh) at Entertainment Weekly’s 6th Annual Comic-Con Celebration Sponsored by Just Dance 4 during Comic-Con!
See all the photos at Zimbio!
Amandla Stenberg (Rue), Jack Quaid (Marvel), Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen) and Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh) attended the WIRED Cafe at Comic-Con last weekend!
A few weeks ago CNN iReport asked fans to submit their Hunger Games questions for Liam Hemsworth, Amandla Stenberg, Dayo Okeniyi, Leven Rambin and Jack Quaid. Check out the resulting interview with the fan video questions that CNN selected.
Here are videos directly from the Hunger Games red carpet premiere last night from LA Times. They include interviews with Liam Hemsworth, Jackie Emerson, Willow Shields, Amandla Stenberg, Nina Jacobson, Toby Jones, Jack Quaid, Dayo Okeniyi, and Samuel Tan.
Liam Hemsworth, Leven Rambin, Dayo Okeniyi, Amandla Stenberg & Jack Quaid at The Hunger Games Fan Event in Atlanta!
Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Leven Rambin (Glimmer), Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh), Amandla Stenberg (Rue), and Jack Quaid (Marvel) posed for cameras at The Hunger Games National Mall Tour Fan Event at Lenox Square in Atlanta, Georgia on March 6th!
Tell me about your move from Nigeria to the United States. Any bumps in the transition?
DAYO OKENIYI: I don’t remember anything being too surprising. The media, television, movies, and the internet have taken the globe and made it feel much smaller.
The Hunger Games is being called the new Twilight. How do you feel about the comparison?
DO: I certainly understand why the comparison is being drawn. We are a young, ensemble cast, much like Twilight. I would be lying if I said I would not welcome the success of the ‘saga,’ but The Hunger Games is different, we have no supernatural powers, we are human—very, very human.
CNN iReport will be interviewing a few members of the Hunger Games cast soon, and want the fans to submit their questions, via video, to them. The details are below:
Here is your chance to ask a question of Liam Hemsworth, Amandla Stenberg, Dayo Okeniyi, Leven Rambin or Jack Quaid.
Upload your video question by noon ET on March 5 – you could see their answers to you on CNN.com!
IMPORTANT: Please upload a video in order for the question to be asked. If you are under 18, please provide contact info for a parent or guardian.
This is a really cool opportunity for fans to get answers to questions they are dying to know, so head over to theCNN iReport site to submit your video!
During some of their downtime from filming The Hungers Games in North Carolina last summer, some of the cast enjoyed flying through the trees at Navitat Canopy Adventures on their zip line! Plus they are teaming up with US Weekly on a sweepstakes “Win A Trip to Asheville”!
ASHEVILLE N.C. – When their characters weren’t fighting for their lives in the outdoor arena staged in the rugged terrain of western North Carolina, many of the cast of the upcoming movie “The Hunger Games” spent some of their downtime flying through the trees at NAVITAT CANOPY ADVENTURES.
The world-class zip line canopy tour located just 20 minutes north of downtown Asheville hosted at least seven of the young stars while they were on location in the area last summer shooting the highly anticipated motion picture opening on March 23.
“We are so excited that so many of ‘The Hunger Games’ cast and crew visited us while they were in the area last summer,” said Abby Burt, Branding & Marketing Leader at NAVITAT, which opens March 31 for the 2012 season.
“We were thrilled to show them the beauty and excitement of our course, and can’t wait to see how the movie showcases the natural beauty of western North Carolina.
Taking the tour were Josh Hutcherson, who plays Peeta, one of the movie’s lead characters, and Leven Rambin, Jacqueline Emerson, Alexander Ludwig, Dayo Okeniyi, Jack Quaid and Ian Nelson, who play some of Peeta’s competitors known as the Tributes in “The Hunger Games.” Hutcherson liked the experience so much he returned twice more during his stay in Asheville for tours, including the exclusive NAVITAT AT NIGHT tour.
More on the sweepstake and Navitat after the break!
Lenny Kravitz (Cinna) and Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh/District 11) attended the 43rd NAACP Image Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA on February 17th.
Lenny performed his new song Black and White America and Are you gonna go my way.
Lenny performing after the break!