LATE SCREENING: Cinema owner Michael Kairouz still has tickets left for the midnight release of the new Hunger Games movie.
LATE SCREENING: Cinema owner Michael Kairouz still has tickets left for the midnight release of the new Hunger Games movie. Ben Wilmott

Hungry for final instalment in blockbuster adventure series

FANS of the massively popular Hunger Games movies can't wait to see the newest, and final, instalment of the blockbuster series.

Thanks to Warwick Twin Cinemas, fans won't have to wait long with a back-to-back screening of both Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2 screened from 9.15 tonight.

Part 2 is scheduled to hit the big screen at 12.01am.

Owner Michael Kairouz said presale tickets had already been snapped up by eager Warwick fans.

"We've already sold 30 tickets to the midnight release," Mr Kairouz said.

"There's obviously a lot of interest in the movies - they have been a big success.

"I'm sure there will be plenty more who turn up on the night so it should be a really good night."

Holding a midnight release is no easy decision for the small town cinema.

Without support from residents, Mr Kairouz said the cinema would have to consider scrapping midnight releases even for big movies.

"It is expensive to employ someone that late at night and for every dollar spent on tickets we only get about 45c of that," he said.

"We will see how many people turn up for Hunger Games before we make a decision on whether we do a midnight release for the Star Wars movie next month."

The Hunger Games series has taken the world by storm and with a total box-office gross of more than 2.3 billion US dollars sits as the 20th highest-grossing franchise of all time.

Last year Mockingjay Part 1 grossed more than $10.3 million in Australia in just the opening day and weekend.