AMARILLO, Texas, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment superstore retailer, has announced its plans to host a midnight release party for The Hunger Games Catching Fire on Thursday night, March 6th. The movie Catching Fire follows the story line of Suzanne Collins' second novel in The Hunger Games series, Catching Fire which is set in a post-apocalyptic dystopian society. The party will begin at your local Hastings at 9:00 p.m. local time and will end with the release of the movie at midnight. The special sales for the midnight release party will be valid through the end of business day on Saturday, March 8th. Only select stores will be participating in the midnight release event so check with your local store to see if they are among those participating. While awaiting the release of the movie, Hastings will also have a number of offers available throughout the store. These offers will include: Buy "1 get 2 nd for $1" on all used movies, books and CDs, "2 for $20" on all paperback books, "buy 2 get 3 rd free" on all magazines, "buy 1 get 2 nd free" on all candy and bagged & boarded comics, and "2 for $4" on all energy drinks. Also available starting at 9 p.m. on Thursday will be 40% off all graphic novels and Manga, 30% off all new and used vinyl, 30% off select headphones and phone accessories, all used video games and video game accessories and also 25% off select action figures. All of the previously listed offers and more will start at the beginning of the Catching Fire party, Thursday March 6th, at 9 p.m. and run through end of business day Saturday, March 8th. To find out more about the The Hunger Games Catching Fire midnight release party in your area, please visit or contact your local Hastings superstore or visit us online at www.goHastings.com. About Hastings Founded in 1968, Hastings Entertainment, Inc. is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video games and CDs, as well as trends and consumer electronics merchandise, with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format. We currently operate 126 superstores, averaging approximately 24,000 square feet, primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States. We also operate three concept stores, Sun Adventure Sports, located in Amarillo, Texas and Lubbock, Texas, and TRADESMART, located in Littleton, Colorado. We also operate www.goHastings.com, an e-commerce Internet Web site that makes available to our customers new and used entertainment products and unique, contemporary gifts and toys. The site features exceptional product and pricing offers. The Investor Relations section of our web site contains press releases, a link to request financial and other literature and access to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. SOURCE Hastings Entertainment, Inc.