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'The Hunger Games' village to be auctioned off

6/17/2014
'The Hunger Games' village to be auctioned off © Lionsgate / "The Hunger Games" 'The Hunger Games' village to be auctioned off

WENN

The small North Carolina village that doubled as District 12 in "The Hunger Games" is up for auction after failing to sell on the property market.

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The Henry River Mill Village, which was abandoned in 1987, was put up for grabs at $1.4 million earlier this year because owner Wade Shepherd was tired of tourists visiting the movie set "day and night." Joe Maddalena, the owner of Hollywood auction house Profiles in History, has since acquired the Henry River Mill Village property, which will be auctioned off via sealed bids with a bidding deadline of July 31.

The property is valued in excess of $1.2 million. Maddalena tells WENN, "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity." The auction boss's acquisition of the District 12 site will be featured on an upcoming episode of the reality show "Hollywood Treasure."

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He adds, "The property exists exactly as it is seen in the film, from the bakery owned by Peeta Mellark's family to the house where Katniss Everdeen and her sister Prim lived. It is all there. Production came into the town and shot directly on site and didn't need to change a thing."

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