From this Saturday: Lionsgate Live – free films streamed to support the NHS!

With the ongoing online social love-in’s for all good things right now, Lionsgate UK are continuing 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 – a programme of four Saturdays of free films streaming live on YouTube.  

Starting this Saturday 2nd May, and continuing every Saturday for four consecutive weeks, Lionsgate UK will livestream four of its most popular theatrical releases – the multiple Oscar 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 YouTube channel

Each film shown as part of Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies will be presented by a unique celebrity host, including Edith Bowman, Keith Lemon, Jack Whitehall and Jonathan Ross. Each event will feature special programming and interactive opportunities, such as surprise guest appearances, real-time fan chats via YouTube Live, live tweeting @LionsgateUK and partners, costume contests, giveaways, and more! 

Most importantly, audiences everywhere will 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.  

The free movies that will livestream 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

To present the live movie event, Lionsgate UK is joining 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? Our good friends Joe & Seph’s, the award-winning family business (who we LOVE!) with over 50 gourmet popcorn flavours, is celebrating the 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.  

Will you be joining in? Let us know!

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