SyFy’s ‘Hollywood Treasures’ visit District 12

The SyFy show Hollywood Treasures filmed an episode for their upcoming second season at Henry River Mill Village, where many District 12 scenes were shot!  We know that the second season beings on May 22, we’ll keep you posted on just what date this episode will air.  Stay tuned.  Meanwhile check out an excerpt from The Hickory Record article below.

The show arrived at the village early Tuesday morning and was still there at lunchtime.

Maddalena, whose parents were antique dealers, said he was intrigued with the idea of helping Shepherd sell the property. He thinks there is a market for the property beyond just real estate, maybe something that could give visitors “The Hunger Games” experience. The old mill village store and some homes still remain on the 72-acre site. The asking price for the property is $1.4 million.

Maddalena said he can envision maybe a bed and breakfast business on the property, or a micro-brewery and maybe something called “Peeta’s Bakery,” to play off the name of one of the movie’s main characters.

But Shepherd may not need help selling the property.

Ed Phillips, executive director of Burke County Travel and Tourism, said, “Wade has indicated that he is expecting an offer from a prospective buyer any day.” He said the prospective buyer is not local but the belief is the buyer would preserve the property.

In the meantime, Phillips and Burke County Travel and Tourism will continue to promote the area as a filming site for “The Hunger Games.” He said the organization plans to sell T-shirts, both fitted and traditional styles, which say, “District 12” with the words “Real or not real” written below. The words “Real or not real,” refer to the ambiguity of the relationship between the characters Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, who are both competitors in the “Hunger Games” and both from District 12. “The Hunger Games” movie is the first in a book trilogy from author Suzanne Collins. Other books in the trilogy are “Catching Fire,” and “Mockingjay.”

The movie was the top-rated movie at the box office for four consecutive weekends, until it was displaced just this past weekend. To date, it has grossed $357.1 million.

The whole story can be found HERE

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