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'Hunger Games' tickets go on sale Feb. 22


Josh Hutcherson stars as Peeta in "The Hunger Games."

Start gathering your "Hunger Games" movie-going posse now. You can buy tickets to the sure-to-be-a-hit movie at movietickets.com and fandango.com beginning Feb. 22, Lionsgate announced.

The movie, based on Suzanne Collins' best-seller, doesn't open until March 23, but as with last fall's "Breaking Dawn -- Part 1," tickets will go on sale early. More than 2000 showings of "Breaking Dawn -- Part 1" sold out well in advance of the movie's opening date.

But for those who can't wait that long to put a little Panem in their lives, "The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook"  comes out Thursday. The "Hunger Games" trilogy is packed with food references, and cookbook author Emily Ansara Baines offers up 150 recipes, also noting where they appear in the text.

Dishes include Katniss' Favorite Lamb Stew with Dried Plums, abut not all of the recipes sound that edible -- these are foods from a starving populace, after all. Other offerings include Wild Raccoon Sauteed in Bacon Drippings, Mr. Mellark's Favorite Fried Squirrel, Mrs. Everdeen's Breakfast of Mush and Porridge for the Poor.

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