Tweet For A Chance To See 'The Hunger Games' Early

Twenty-four days remain until The Hunger Games is released and Lionsgate is sponsoring a contest giving fans a chance to see the film early. Beginning today, 24 cities will compete to get a screening of the film based on how many people tweet a hashtag specific to a city. The top four will get advanced screenings. For more information, and to get in on the act, keep reading below.

Head over to to find out which cities are eligible and what the unique hash tag is for each. Here's a map.

The Hunger Games, directed by Gary Ross and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks, will be released March 23.

Here is the press release with a bit more info.

In celebration of another milestone in the countdown to the release of THE HUNGER GAMES- with under 24 days until the film's release mirroring the 24 tributes in the story, Lionsgate® has announced 24 Advance Screenings brought to you by NOOK® by Barnes & Noble.

Fans can show their support for #HungerGames24 by visiting and tweeting a unique hashtag assigned to their closest city to unlock Advance Screening locations. Starting tomorrow, March 1, the top four cities with the most Twitter volume will be announced each day and fans will then be able to enter to win tickets to those locations.

In addition, Barnes & Noble is giving NOOK fans in select cities the opportunity to gain exclusive access to see THE HUNGER GAMES before its official theatrical release. On March 10, while supplies last, the first customers to purchase any of Barnes & Noble's award-winning NOOK devices – including NOOK Tablet, NOOK Color or NOOK Simple Touch – at select Barnes & Noble stores will receive two complimentary tickets to the official Advance Screening on March 21. To locate participating Barnes & Noble stores, visit

In the story, Tributes are sponsored based on their first impression at the opening ceremonies, training scores, impressions made in the interviews, performance in the arena, as well as a number of other factors. Donations from sponsors range from medicines to food to weapons and more. Because of this, Lionsgate brought on 12 DISTRICT SPONSORS to each host two of these Advance Screenings and offer 24 fans the chance to win a pair of tickets.