Mongrel Media, one of Canada’s leading independent film distributors, announced today that the studio will support Canadian cinemas through free Friday night movies. Through their partnership with Lionsgate, the event titled “Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies” will be hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis and made available to Canadians through Mongrel’s YouTube page.
Beginning this Friday and continuing every Friday spanning four consecutive weeks, the studio will livestream four of Lionsgate’s most popular library titles – the blockbuster The Hunger Games, the classic Dirty Dancing, the Academy Award®-winning La La Land, and the box office smash John Wick.
Curtis 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 @Lionsgate and partners, and shared fan engagement opportunities in-show, including movie trivia, movie-themed challenges, and more.
Audiences everywhere will also have the chance to join Mongrel and exhibition partner Landmark Cinemas, in showing support for Canada’s temporarily released movie theatre employees and how much we all appreciate and miss them.
Audience donations throughout this event will benefit the Canadian Picture Pioneers, an organization that is dedicated to the support and well-being of members of the motion picture industry in Canada. All donations will be used by the organization to benefit local theatre employees across the country that have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
Here’s the schedule of movies that will livestream on Fridays at 6:00pm PT/9:00pm ET are:
April 17 – “The Hunger Games”
April 24 – “Dirty Dancing”
May 1 – “La La Land”
May 8 – “John Wick” (age registration required)