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Jennifer Lawrence sets up special screening of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

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Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games." Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games."

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence is using a blockbuster film to bring attention to a cause close to her heart.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to debut November 22, but Lawrence, who stars in the film, has paid to show a special screening of the movie in her hometown two days early through her foundation, the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Saint Mary's Center which serves adults and teens with intellectual disabilities, in honor of Lawrence's childhood friend, Andy Strunk, who has down syndrome.

"We thought it would be fun and exciting to host a benefit screening of Catching Fire to help the organization build a new facility for both children and adults," Lawrence said.

While Lawrence won't be able to attend the screening she said, "I'll be there in spirit!" 

The screening will take place at 7 p.m. November 20 at Cinemark Tinseltown USA, located at 4400 Towne Center Drive.

Only 350 tickets are available. The tickets will be on sale until November 8 and cost $125 each and include a small popcorn, drink and gift bag of movie memorabilia.  .

To purchase a ticket, click here.

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