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If you loved The Hunger Games and can't sit still until the next film installment hits theaters, might we suggest some HG-related tourism? This week, we'll highlight a few Hunger Games locations that you can visit...without having to fight anyone to the death.
Although most of the movie was filmed in rural towns in eastern North Carolina, the interior shots in the Capitol required something with slightly more gloss. The state's biggest city, Charlotte, served as the backdrop for many Capitol locations.
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center's Knight Theater was transformed into the auditorium where Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci) interviews the tributes and presents them on TV. That also means it's the place where Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) showed off her red evening gown and where Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) admitted he was in love with her for the first time. Even without the crazily-styled Capitol residents in the crowd, it's pretty easy to feel the magic in the building as it is now.
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When you think of the Fillmore the first thing that pops into your head is sparkling chandeliers, thick ruby curtains, a wooden dance floor and legendary shows. The legendary auditorium on Fillmore and Geary hosted *everyone* in the sixites, and when it was reopened in the eighties it didn't skip a beat. We have been lucky enough to see plenty of shows at the SF Fillmore, thus when we heard Charlotte was opening a new Fillmore in June of 2009 we were anxious to check it out.
Charlotte is a millennial city in every way and in the midst of a ten year boom, so it makes perfect sense that the Fillmore brand chose the Queen City as a key spot for Fillmore brand expansion.