The seats in theatre 4 slowly began filling right before six o’clock. At 7:30, the pre-preview advertisements began to excited gasps around the room. When the lights dimmed at 8 pm, people squealed. After watching the previews, the crowd hushed as the lights faded.
The games began.
On November 21 at 8 pm, the premiere of Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games was released. Catching Fire follows the story of Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark as they enter the arena for the second time, for the 75th Hunger Games. The twist is that in this Hunger Games, the only competitors in the arena were also former victors.
Yup, I’ve still got it. #FormerHighSchoolJournalist
Now, on to the more interesting stuff.
Finally, the night we’ve all been waiting for. It’s Catching Fire! I got tickets with my sister and her friends to go to the #eightpmshowing. I was upset at first about the time, because really, where’s the excitement in going to a premiere at a normal movie time? I wanted to go at midnight.
I got to the theatre around 6:30 after finishing a swell workout at the box. I made a new hanging power snatch PR! After stretching out to waste time before heading to the show, I embraced the cold and ran as fast as I could to the warmth of my car.
The theatre wasn’t really that bad. It was an awful lot worse for the Harry Potter films and even The Hunger Games a year and a half ago. I didn’t have to wait in any lines even for snacks!
My sister and thirty of her closest friends had saved a load of seats, so I walked in and sat right down. Other than the parent chaperones, I think I was the oldest one there. Everyone was in high school and I’m like, “Hey, I’m in college.”
Then I had a moment of weakness.
|This was dinner. I don’t regret it in the slightest.|
I bought a big popcorn. I don’t even care. It was a special occasion. After munching down on the semi-fresh fluffy, buttery goodness, it was selfie time.
|Me and sister Kacie. I’m more excited than she is.|
|Me and friend Peyton. She thinks she’s cooler than she actually is. Look at that duck face!|
|She dressed as Katniss, like she did for Halloween, just without the bow.|
|I came straight from the gym and my head looks a bit weird, but group picture with some of my sister’s friends!|
Possible spoilers follow, but I don’t believe in spoilers because if it’s a book, you should have read it before seeing the movie and therefore should already know everything
When the pre-previews started, everyone gasped, even the adults. The First Looks weren’t even that great. The actual previews were where it’s at.
|Peyton is distraught that the movie ended at the end.|
Afterwards, Kacie, Peyton and I crammed in my parents car to be driven to our cars all the way across the parking lot. That calls for another selfie, but only Daryl and I were ready.
|Sister Daryl took the photo. She’s a much more skilled selfie taker than I am|
I’m planning on seeing the movie again, but I don’t know when. It was just that good.