BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The highly-anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' young adult best-seller The Hunger Games will open at Cobb Theatres' Dolphin 19 in Miami FL, Merritt Square 16 in Merritt Island FL, Lakeside 18 in Lakeland, FL, and Hollywood 16 in Tuscaloosa, AL on March 23rd. The film will have a one-week engagement.
Hunger Games stars Academy-Award® nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. The film is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.cobbtheatres.com or at the individual theatre Box Offices.
The IMAX release of The Hunger Games has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
About The Hunger Games Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains.
Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister's place to enter the games, and is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy when she's pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
The Hunger Games is directed by Gary Ross, with a screenplay by Gary Ross and Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 26 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following. It has spent more than 160 consecutive weeks/more than three consecutive years to date on The New York Times bestseller list since its publication in September 2008, and has also appeared consistently on USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.
About Cobb Theatres Cobb Theatres, based in Birmingham, Ala., is a progressive motion picture exhibitor operating 253 screens at 21 locations throughout the Southeastern United States. We continuously invest in state-of-the-art technology including 100% digital projection and sound, IMAX and D-BOX MFX seats. Cobb Theatres is committed to being the leader in providing the ultimate entertainment experience, while maintaining a rich heritage of family values and integrity. CineBistro, the premiere cinema and dinner-and-a-movie concept, created by Cobb Theatres is currently being developed around the country and have seven locations operating in Tampa FL, Miami FL, Vail CO, Hampton VA, Richmond VA and Atlanta, GA. For more information on Cobb Theatres or CineBistro, visit www.cobbtheatres.com.