Lionsgate UK announced today that they will be celebrating the communal experience of going to the cinema while supporting the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal and The Film and TV Charity COVID-19 Emergency Response, by presenting Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies.
The programme of free films streaming live on YouTube will begin on Saturday 2nd May and continue every Saturday for four consecutive weeks. Lionsgate UK will Livestream four of its most popular theatrical releases – the multiple Academy Award® and BAFTA-winning ‘La La Land’, the uplifting biopic ‘Eddie The Eagle’, the British classic ‘Bend It Like Beckham’, and the smash-hit blockbuster ‘The Hunger Games’ – exclusively on the Lionsgate UK
Each film shown will be presented by a unique celebrity host, including Edith Bowman, Keith Lemon, Jack Whitehall and Jonathan Ross. That’s not all, every Saturday will feature special programming and interactive opportunities for fans, such as surprise guest appearances, real-time fan chats via YouTube Live, live-tweeting @LionsgateUK and partners, costume contests, giveaways, and more.
The free movies that will live-stream on Saturdays at 6.00pm BST are:
May 2 – ‘La La Land’
May 9 – ‘Eddie The Eagle’
May 16 – ‘Bend It Like Beckham’
May 23 – ‘The Hunger Games’
Audiences will also have the chance to join Lionsgate UK in helping the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal, who are currently supporting NHS staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients, and The Film and TV Charity COVID-19 Emergency Response, supporting the people behind the scenes who bring these stories to our screens.
To bring this great event to the bored and restless, Lionsgate UK has joined with some of its most important exhibition partners, including Cineworld, Odeon, Showcase, Empire, The Light, Picturehouse, Everyman, Curzon, The Industry Trust and many other Independent Cinemas across the country.
And what’s a movie night without popcorn? Joe & Seph’s, the award-winning family business with over 50 gourmet popcorn flavours, is celebrating Lionsgate UK’s new initiative by creating three exclusive Gourmet Popcorn Bundles, which movie fans can have delivered to their door ready for each Saturday night streaming session, and enjoy 10% off.