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Warm up for new ‘Hunger Games’ film with bar trivia, movie marathon

Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.” (Murray Close/Lionsgate/MCT)
Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.” (Murray Close/Lionsgate/MCT) MCT

Sacramento “Hunger Games” fans can spend all day Thursday celebrating reluctant heroine and skilled fight-to-the-death competitor Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) return to the big screen.

“Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” the first of two films based on the final book in Suzanne Collins’ best-selling trilogy, opens at 8 p.m. Thursday. But Fans can brush up on Katniss’ dystopian world starting at 2:30 p.m. with big-screen showings of the first two “Hunger” films at theaters including Downtown Plaza, Century Stadium 14 and Regal Natomas.

“Mockingjay – Part I” will track Katniss’ integration into the rebellion against the Capitol. If that doesn’t sound “Games”-y enough for you, Geeks Who Drink is holding a “Hunger Games” trivia contest at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Sacramento’s Alley Katz bar (2019 O St.).

The trivia event costs $5 per person, with a cash prize for the winning team (of six or fewer players). Coal soot and crazy Effie wigs optional.

Here are two clips from the film.

And a trailer.

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