HUNTERSVILLE – As a gift to his patients, Marc Allen Orthodontics is hosting an advanced private showing of “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” on Nov. 21 at Regal Cinemas Birkdale Stadium 16.

The ability to offer such an exclusive event as a gift to patients excites Allen, as much as seeing the movie.

“The Hunger Games premiere and the other events we host are just a few of the things we do to show our patients how much we care about them,” Allen said. “My team and I are just as excited to spend time with them and watch the movie as they are.”

Allen gave away two free tickets to the first 100 patients who arrived at his office at 5 p.m. Nov. 11. Tickets went fast for the screening, held a day prior to wide theatrical release.

Marc Allen Orthodontics hosted a similar premiere last year for the final film in the Twilight saga, “Breaking Dawn – Part 2.”

Most people will visit their orthodontist multiple times over the course of treatment. The average treatment length is 24 months, according to the American Board of Orthodontics.

Knowing his patients will visit often, Allen goes above and beyond to ensure his office fun and interesting, as well as offers unique contests and events.

“We watch many of them grow up over the course of their orthodontic treatment,” Allen said of his patients. “It means the world to us to be able to do things like this for them.”