"The Hunger Games" may have already had its official premieres in the United States and the United Kingdom, but on Monday evening it's Canada's turn. Stars Josh Hutcherson (Peeta), Liam Hemsworth (Gale) and Canadian-born Alexander Ludwig (Cato) will all make their way down the red carpet in a veritable buffet for fans.
Set in post-apocalyptic Panem, "The Hunger Games" is a trilogy about a yearly competition where 24 teenagers are randomly selected from each of the 12 Districts to compete against each other to the death, with only one possible victor. Starring Jennifer Lawrence in the title role of Katniss, the movies and books are taking pop culture by storm. Movie tickets for the wide commercial release (March 23) have been sold out for weeks.
"The Hunger Games" limited premieres are set for the following Canadian cities:
March 19: Toronto
March 21: Vancouver
March 22: Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Halifax, Victoria