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The Hunger Games ‘District 12’ is up for auction. The Henry River Mill Village, a small village in North Carolina that acted as the infamous ‘District 12’ in the movie The Hunger Games , is being auctioned off by Joe Maddalena, the owner of Hollywood auction houses Profiles in History. The property is said to be valued at $1.2 million US, according to CBC News. The property was acquired by Maddalena when previous owner, Wade Shepherd, grew tired of tourists visiting the site “day and night.” The site will be auctioned off via sealed bids with a bidding deadline of July 31, says MSN Canada. When Lionsgate arrived to film the movie, based on the best-selling series by Suzanne Collins, they didn’t have to change a thing, explains Maddalena. “The buildings are identical and it’s really eerie when you’re there, standing in Katniss’ house.” The site is closed to the public except for a four-day Hunger Games tour North Carolina’s official tourism site promotes that includes a trip to village. Maddalena describes the auction as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of movie history.