I don’t know how people can do this, but seemingly, there has been so much vandalism and theft from the area that was used to create District 12 in The Hunger Games, that it has had to be closed to the public.
The owner of the Henry River Mill Village has had enough.
According to a report in the Hickory Daily Record the property is now closed to movie fans:
The biggest target for vandalism was the old mill village store, which stood in as a bakery in “The Hunger Games.” The words “pastries” and “cakes” were painted on the wood siding on either side of the front door of the building. After the movie wrapped up filming on the site, those words were left on the old store.
Eventually, the boards with the word “pastries” were stolen. Shepherd said he has replaced the boards and had them painted.
People from across the country are still flocking to the village to see the place that became the home district of the movie’s heroine Katniss Everdeen.
Shepherd said he will post signs throughout the property warning people to stay away and police will be patrolling the area more.
“I hate to do it but it’s just necessary,” Shepherd said.
It’s terrible to think that fans would be so disrespectful. I hope that if there are future sites that become Hunger Games hot spots, that those visitors can be more thoughtful and take greater care.
Via: The Hob