'The Hunger Games' NC Movie Sites and Attractions

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    Explore 'The Hunger Games' in Western North Carolina

    The Hunger Games - Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen
    ••• Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games. Photo credit: Murray Close / © Lionsgate

    Enjoy these North Carolina photos related to the filming of the movie The Hunger Games. Photos include movie scene locations, as well as hotels, restaurants, and attractions visited by the cast and crew.

    Movie Locations

    • Henry Mill River Village - The Seam
    • Henry Mill River Village - The Everdeen House
    • Henry Mill River Village - Mellark Family Bakery
    • Mellark Bakery Movie Scene
    • DuPont State Forest - Triple Falls
    • DuPont State Forest - Little River
    • DuPont State Forest - Bridal Veil Falls
    • Charlotte - Knight Theater
    • Shelby, North Carolina - The Reaping

    Related Hotels, Restaurants, and Attractions

    • Asheville - Hotel Indigo Suites at 151
    • Charlotte - The Ritz-Carlton
    • Charlotte - Amélie's French Bakery & Cafe
    • Asheville - Early Girl Eatery
    • Asheville - Malaprops Bookstore / Café
    • Asheville - Navitat Canopy Adventures
    • Charlotte - The US National Whitewater Center
    • Brevard - Hunger Games Fan Tours
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    Movie Locations - The Seam in District 12

    The Hunger Games - The Seam - Henry River Mill Village
    ••• Photo Credit: VisitNC.com - Margo Metzger

    For the movie, The Hunger Games, one of production designer Philip Messina's first challenges was creating the Seam, the most impoverished area of District 12. In the abandoned North Carolina textile mill town of Henry River Mill Village, a tract of 1920s homes closely matched the setting described in the book. "This area was absolutely perfect for the Seam," said Messina. "We couldn't have imagined it falling in our lap any better than that."

    Located about an hour from Charlotte (Via Interstate 40 to Exit 119), Henry River Road in the town of Hildebran runs through the privately owned Henry River Mill Village. However, because this is private property, walking around the grounds is prohibited.

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    Movie Locations - The Everdeen House

    The Hunger Games - Everdeen Home
    ••• Photo Credit: VisitNC.com - Margo Metzger

    The house pictured above, located in the abandoned Henry River Mill Village, was outfitted as the small home of the Everdeen family in the Seam, the impoverished area of District 12.

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    Movie Locations - Mellark Family Bakery

    The Hunger Games - Bakery Set in Hildebran NC
    ••• Photo Credit: VisitNC.com - Margo Metzger

    In the movie, The Hunger Games, the old company store at the abandoned Henry River Mill Village in Hildebran, North Carolina was transformed into the District 12 Mellark family bakery.

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    Movie Scene - Peeta Mellark Bakery Scene

    The Hunger Games - Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark
    ••• Photo credit: Murray Close / © Lionsgate

    Josh Hutcherson stars as Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games. In the above flashback scene, Peeta tosses a loaf of bread to Katniss on a dark rainy evening.

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    Movie Locations - Triple Falls in DuPont State Forest

    Triple Falls - DuPont State Forest
    ••• Photo Credit: North Carolina Forest Service

    Scenes for The Hunger Games were filmed at Triple Falls, one of four major waterfalls along the course of Little River in DuPont State Forest.

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    Movie Locations - The Little River in DuPont State Forest

    Little River at the Base of Triple Falls - DuPont State Forest
    ••• Photo Credit: VisitNC.com - Bill Russ

    Little River at the base of Triple Falls at DuPont State Recreational Forest became a key location for Arena scenes in the movie, The Hunger Games.

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    Movie Locations - Bridal Veil Falls

    Bridal Veil Falls at DuPont State Recreational Forest
    ••• Photo Credit: VisitNC.com - Bill Russ

    Bridal Veil Falls, located in DuPont State Recreational Forest, was used as a location for the movie The Hunger Games. Located between Brevard and Hendersonville in North Carolina, Bridal Veil Falls was also used as a filming location in Michael Mann's 1992 movie, Last of the Mohicans.

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    Movie Locations - Knight Theater in Charlotte, North Carolina

    Knight Theater - Charlotte, North Carolina
    ••• Photo Credit: VisitNC.com - Bill Russ

    James L. Knight Theater in Charlotte, North Carolina became a set for the interview scenes with views of extras dressed as residents of the Capitol in the movie The Hunger Games.

    Knight Theater is a 1,191-seat performing arts venue located in Uptown Charlotte at 430 South Tryon Street between Stonewall Street and West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. It is part of the Levine Center for the Arts, which also includes the Mint Museum, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture. Knight Theater, which is the home theater for North Carolina Dance Theatre, hosts an array of dance and music shows. There is also the Levine Center for the Arts.

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    Movie Locations - The Reaping and Hob Scenes

    Photo of Shelby, NC Warehouse space used in Reaping and Hob Scenes in "The Hunger Games"
    ••• Photo Credit: VisitNC.com - Bill Russ

    A warehouse space in Shelby, North Carolina (pictured above) was used for the filming of scenes of the Reaping and scenes of the Hob in District 12. This area is not open to the public.

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    Attractions and Sites for Fans - Hotel Indigo Suites at 151

    Photo of the Suites at 151 above Hotel Indigo in downtown Asheville, North Carolina
    ••• Photo Credit: Suites at 151

    During part of the filming of The Hunger Games, cast principals stayed in mountain view condo accommodations at the luxurious Suites at 151 located on the top floors of Hotel Indigo in downtown Asheville, North Carolina.

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    Attractions and Sites for Fans - The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte

    Photo of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina
    ••• Photo Credit: Bill Russ - VisitNC.com

    The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte is where some of the stars of The Hunger Games stayed during part of the filming. Conveniently located at 201 East Trade Street in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, this luxury, eco-friendly hotel has received a LEED Gold certification as well as an AAA Five Diamond rating. The hotel's elegant lobby is pictured in the above image.

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    Attractions and Sites for Fans - Amélie's French Bakery & Cafe

    Photo of Amelie's French Bakery and Cafe - Charlotte NC
    ••• Photo Credit: VisitNC.com - Bill Russ

    Amélie's French Bakery & Cafe, located at 330 South Tryon Street in Charlotte's NoDa (North of Davidson Street) neighborhood, serves French pastries and desserts as well as savory café fare selections. Other features include a European-style espresso bar and a living room with unique handmade light fixtures. Amélie's is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year round.

    During the filming of The Hunger Games, Woody Harrelson who portrays Haymitch Abernathy in the movie is reported to have stopped in to play chess with some of the regular patrons.

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    Attractions and Sites for Fans - Early Girl Eatery

    Photo of the Early Girl Eatery - Asheville NC
    ••• Photo: Courtesy of ExploreAsheville.com

    Early Girl Eatery, located at 8 Wall Street in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, creates Southern-inspired comfort food with a focus on fresh local ingredients. The seasonal menu changes periodically and specials change daily, reflecting the restaurant's motto, made from scratch.

    During the filming of The Hunger Games, it has been reported that Entertainment Weekly met with Josh Hutcherson for a spread featuring Men of 'The Hunger Games'. Josh Hutcherson stars as Peeta Mellark in the movie.

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    Attractions and Sites for Fans - Malaprops Bookstore / Café

    Photo of Malaprop's Bookstore - Asheville NC
    ••• Photo Credit: VisitNC.com - Bill Russ

    Since Asheville served as the home base for the cast and crew of the movie The Hunger Games for part of the filming, several local merchants had celebrity visitors. Malaprop's Bookstore/café was one of the places some members of the cast and crew stopped in to browse.

    Malaprop's Bookstore/café is an independently owned favorite meeting place located in the heart of downtown Asheville. In addition to stocking an interesting inventory of books, the store includes a café featuring a literary menu and free wireless service. Frequent events for book and poetry lovers take place at Malaprop's throughout the year.

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    Attractions and Sites for Fans - Navitat Canopy Adventures

    Photo of Navitat Canopy Adventures - Asheville, North Carolina
    ••• Josh Hutcherson and several Hunger Games cast members visited the Navitat Canopy Adventures high-adventure zip line canopy tour while filming the movie in the Asheville, North Carolina area. Photo Credit: Corinne Krogh / © Navitat Canopy Adventures

    During their stay in Asheville, North Carolina for the filming of the movie The Hunger Games, Josh Hutcherson, Ian Nelson, Leven Rambin, Jack Quaid, Jackie Emerson and Dayo Okeniyi, along with several crew members, zip lined through the Blue Ridge Mountains at Navitat Canopy Adventures.

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    Attractions and Sites for Fans - The US National Whitewater Center

    Photo of the US National Whitewater Center - Charlotte NC
    ••• Photo Credit: VisitNC.com - Bill Russ

    During the filming of The Hunger Games, Woody Harrelson is reported to have visited the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina to climb the 46-foot rock wall.

    Home to the world's largest man-made whitewater river, the US National Whitewater Center offers an array of outdoor adventures and activities including whitewater, flatwater and land options as well as a full schedule of special events.

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    Attractions and Sites for Fans - Hunger Games Fan Tours

    Photo of Hunger Games Fan Tours - Brevard NC
    ••• Photo Credit: Hunger Games Fan Tours

    Hunger Games Fan Tours feature filming locations used during the filming of the movie The Hunger Games in DuPont State Recreational Forest, offering fans a unique way to enjoy a Hunger Games themed adventure. The tour schedule includes options for day and weekend tours.