Lionsgate has announced that the studio will honour the communal experience of watching movies in movie theatres and support the people who make those places great with a special program that reminds everyone how much we love going to the cinema.
The studio is presenting Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies, a program of four Fridays of free movies streaming live on YouTube.
Beginning this Friday and continuing every Friday spanning four consecutive weeks, the studio will team with Fandango and YouTube to livestream four of Lionsgate’s most popular library titles including the blockbuster The Hunger Games, the classic Dirty Dancing, the Academy Award winning La La Land, and the box office smash John Wick. All availble on Lionsgate’s YouTube page and Fandango’s Movieclips YouTube page.
Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies will be hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis who will share her own movie memories as she is joined by special guest celebrities and YouTube personalities.
Each week’s night at the movies will feature special programming and interactive opportunities for fans, like real-time fan chats via YouTube Live, live tweeting, and shared fan engagement opportunities in-show, including movie trivia, movie-themed challenges, and more.
Donations from Lionsgate as well as the audience and partner donations throughout this event will benefit the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, an organisation dedicated to helping workers throughout the motion picture industry, and will link to the Foundation’s charitable page so that viewers who are able can help as well.
The Will Rogers Foundation is currently providing financial assistance to theater employees furloughed by the COVID-19 crisis.