“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ Takes Flight Wednesday on Fandango with Advance Tickets on Sale, 24-Hour World Premiere Sweeps, Fan Art Contest and More

LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2014

Fandango, the nations leading moviegoer destination, announced that starting Wednesday, October 29 at 9 am PT/12 Noon ET, advance tickets will go on sale at Fandango.com/HungerGames for Lionsgates The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the years most anticipated movie, according to Fandango fans.

To celebrate the tickets-on-sale date, fans who purchase The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 tickets on Fandango within the first 24 hours will be automatically entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to attend the world premiere in London on November 10. All purchases during the first 24 hours will receive a free movie download on VUDU of the previous blockbuster in the series, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. See official rules on Fandango for prize details, approximate retail values and free alternate means of sweepstakes entry at http://tickets.fandango.com/promo/mockingjaylondonrules.

Also on Fandango, fans with an artistic streak can enter Fandangos The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Fan Art Contest. The winning artist will win one thousand dollars worth of Fandango movie tickets and the winning art will be featured on a Fandango Hunger Games gift card. The contest can be found on Fandangos Tumblr page (fandango.tumblr.com) and ends November 4 at 12 noon PT. Lionsgate and Fandango will select the winning artwork, which will be announced on November 14.

The excitement is building as we get closer to the first day of Mockingjay presales, as Tributes get ready to scoop up their advance tickets weeks before the film opens, says Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger. The anticipation is through the roof, as Mockingjay follows Katniss Everdeens emotional journey beyond the Arena, and fans cant wait to see the action-packed events realized on the big screen.

Also on October 29, Fandango is launching The Hunger Games Guide destination at Fandango.com/HungerGames, featuring exclusive Mockingjay movie trailers and clips with Jennifer Lawrence, plus fun film facts, movie trailers, fan polls, new Mockingjay gift cards, the Ultimate Katniss Mash-Up, and The Hunger Games Character Guide for the uninitiated.

About Fandango

Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to more than 25,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. For many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their smartphones. Fandango’s top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with more than 44 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 30 million online and mobile visitors each month, according to comScore. Film fans also find Fandango on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter @Fandango.

About The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

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