We love watching movies on big screens in beautiful theaters, especially when we can share that experience with friends, family, and other film lovers who are transfixed by stories that capture our imaginations and characters who pull at our heartstrings. Naturally, we seek to refresh those fond memories from time to time. Drawing upon those same inspirations, with the added bonus of supporting the people who make movie houses so great, Lionsgate and Fandango have partnered to present Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies, a program of four free movies streaming live on YouTube.
To be hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis, the program kicks off on Friday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET, with a special presentation of The Hunger Games. Curtis will share her own movie memories and will be joined by guest celebrities and YouTube personalities. Each week, special programming and interactive opportunies will be available for fans, including real-time chats via YouTube Live and live tweeting @Lionsgate and partners, plus movie trivia, movie-themed challenges and more.
The films will be available to watch on Fandango’s Movieclips YouTube page and Lionsgate’s YouTube page, and make sure to keep an eye on our special A Night At The Movies FandangoNOW page for exclusive offers and special discounts.
Here is the full schedule:
The Hunger Games (April 17)
Dirty Dancing (April 24)
La La Land (May 1)
John Wick (May 8; age restriction required)
Most important, audiences will have the opportunity to show their support for movie theater employees who are temporarily without jobs. Lionsgate’s initial donation, as well audience and partner donations, will benefit the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping workers throughout the motion picture industry. A link to the Foundation’s charitable page will be available 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.
To present the live movie event, Lionsgate is joining with some of its most dedicated partners, like Fandango, and important exhibition partners, such as the National Association of Theatre Owners, AMC Theatres, Regal, and Cinemark Theatres, among other regional circuits. And what’s a movie without popcorn and snacks? Popcornopolis, purveyors of gourmet popcorn and “known for the cone,” will support with a consumer movie night offer, with 10% of sales donated to the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation. And SnackNation, the country’s leading provider of better-for-you snacks, drinks, and coffee for the home and office, will curate a movie-themed snack box with a special price and free shipping.
What makes going to the movies such a unique experience? Let’s talk about it over the next few weeks as we celebrate four of our favorites.