Hunger Games in Charlotte
- The Blumenthal Performing Arts show at the Knight Theater in Center City was the stage for the tribute interview scene between Katniss Everdeen and Caesar Flickerman.
- The abandoned Phillip Morris plant in Concord was used to build most of the sets and stages for filming, which are still housed in storage in Charlotte.
- The sweets that tempted Haymitch, Effie, Peeta and Katniss in the lavish dining car en route to the Capitol of Panem were created by local favorite Amelie’s French Bakery
- Head to NoDa, a popular destination for Lenny Kravitz, Woody Harrelson and Josh Hutcherson, who unwound at favorites like Cabo Fish Taco, Amelie’s French Bakery and The Evening Muse. Jennifer Lawrence even rented a house in this ‘hood during filming.
My dad also told me that the Flying Saucer held a party for the shooting crew when they finished (the cast wasn’t there).
My gawd, if I had only been at Amelie’s the night that the cast was there :o.