Outdoor Movies Around the World

For a cheap night out this summer, do what the locals do from Seattle to Sydney -- watch a movie under the stars.

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Henry River Mill Village
Look familiar? The house on the left served as Katniss Everdeen’s family shack in The Hunger Games. Journey 70 miles northwest of Charlotte, NC, to see it in an abandoned textile village (Henry River Mill Village), in the town of Hildebran.
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Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway
Follow this path: Craggy Gardens, on the Blue Ridge Parkway, leads you to Craggy Pinnacle -- a nearly 6,000-foot elevation from which you can see North Fork Reservoir, where The Hunger Games’ Cornucopia scenes were filmed.
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Asheville’s Hotel Indigo

Asheville’s Hotel Indigo

Asheville’s Hotel Indigo
During filming, Hunger Games’ actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth stayed in condos atop this chic boutique hotel.
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Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls
During the film’s flame fight, Katniss races toward a pool of water -- in real life, it’s at the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls at DuPont State Recreational Forest.
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Nantahala Outdoor Center

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Nantahala Outdoor Center
Hone your survival skills at Nantahala Outdoor Center, near the Great Smoky Mountains. Go whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River -- first, with a practice run along 8 miles of easy Class 2 rapids, then a Class 3 whitewater run toward Nantahala Falls.
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Navitat Canopy Adventures

Navitat Canopy Adventures

Navitat Canopy Adventures
In tribute to Rue -- District 11’s competitor -- soar above the treetops near Pisgah National Forest. The Hunger Games’ Josh Hutchinson and then-girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens zip-lined in the area during some downtime.
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Asheville’s Troy & Sons

Asheville’s Troy & Sons

Asheville’s Troy & Sons
And when you’ve conquered North Carolina’s rivers and treetops, try some moonshine -- legal, of course -- from Asheville’s Troy & Sons, made just the way Haymitch would have liked it.
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US National Whitewater Center

US National Whitewater Center

US National Whitewater Center
When he wasn’t training Jennifer Lawrence’s character to kill or be killed, Woody Harrelson (Haymitch Abernathy) visited the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC. Woody climbed the outdoor recreation center’s 46-foot rock wall.
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Amelies French Bakery

Amelies French Bakery

Amelies French Bakery
During filming, Woody Harrelson also dropped by this 24-hour café -- in Charlotte’s NoDa (North of Davidson Street) neighborhood -- to play chess with the regulars. Here’s a look at the café’s signature style: handmade light fixtures.
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Knight Theater in Charlotte

Knight Theater in Charlotte

Knight Theater in Charlotte
The Knight Theater was where creepy Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci) interviews each Tribute. Head to the 1,191-seat performing arts venue in Charlotte, NC, for concerts, theater … and a look at where Caesar talks “lamb stew” with Katniss.
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Shelby, North Carolina

Shelby, North Carolina

Shelby, North Carolina
Much of film's Reaping and Hob scenes took place in private warehouses like this, in Shelby, NC. Soak up the local atmosphere at shops and restaurants at the intersection of Lafayette and Marion streets.
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