In order to celebrate the premiere of the acclaimed book-to-movie phenomenon, the Arena District in Downtown Columbus is becoming District 13 for the Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 premiere!
From the trailer being shown on our jumbo digital display in Battelle Plaza, to President Coin’s welcome to District 13, the Arena District is getting fun and festive for the week of the premiere and they hope you will join! Use #WeAreDistrict13 on Twitter and Instagram to join in all the fun!
Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @arenadistrict because everyday at lunch we will be having a photo scavenger hunt so you can win free tickets to the Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 premiere at Studio Movie Grill!
Don’t forget to pre-purchase your tickets to the Arena District movie premiere at Studio Movie Grill!
District 13 is the last of the thirteen districts of Panem and was thought to be destroyed by the Capitol during the first rebellion. It’s said to be uninhabitable, the ruins still smoldering from the nuclear bombs dropped on it. However, the district is actually fully operational but underground, and in a treaty of peace with the Capitol to remain independent and in exchange, not to start a nuclear war with Panem. Its industries were mining graphite and nuclear science/technology. The Capitol had agreed to leave the people of District 13 alone, therefore they do not participate in the Hunger Games. The Capitol demolished the visible remains of the district and cut off all access from the outside.
In Catching Fire, Bonnie and Twill from District 8 tell Katniss Everdeen about the mockingjay that has repeatedly been seen flying across the corner of the screen when the Capitol is supposedly televising new footage of District 13. The ruins are always smoldering and the same news reporter is talking in front of the rubble. This reveals that the Capitol never actually shows the current state of the district, but instead always replays old footage. Bonnie and Twill believe that there is a civilization living underground. At the end of Catching Fire, Katniss learns that District 13 is being used as a base for the new rebellion.
District 13’s leader is President Coin.