Lionsgate Live! at YouTube (subscribed!) starts this Friday. A free movie event sponsored by Lionsgate, Fandango, YouTube & NATO (National Association of Theater Owners):
The schedule of Lionsgate Live movies, which will stream on Fridays at 6:00pm PT (GMT-8)/9:00pm ET are:Lionsgate Teams With Fandango, YouTube & NATO To Help Furloughed Cinema Employees With ‘Lionsgate Live!’ – Deadline
April 17 – The Hunger Games
April 24 – Dirty Dancing
May 1 – La La Land
May 8 – John Wick (age registration required)
Jamie Lee Curtis is hosting these watch-along events which includes live chat, the goal to virtually create the theater social experience. Can you smell the popcorn?
The article provides even more details of fan-interactive activities during the movies:
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.
As reported in the past, I’m a huge fan of watch-alongs and viewing parties, long before the pandemic (see: 2nd Annual Halloween Mystery Movie Event Features 4 Shudder Movies).
Apparently there is a site online called Popcornopolis in addition to SnackNation (never used either service, so not a recommendation, just sharing the links for your own review) partnering up with Lionsgate for this event. These are not affiliate links — we don’t do that here as of this writing — BTW. Just linking to them as part of the event promotion because it bugs me when news articles mention things but don’t link to them or tell us the details.
I haven’t seen Dirty Dancing in years. La La Land? Only one in list I haven’t seen yet. None of these movies have had reviews yet and I’m usually off work by 6pm PST on Fridays, so this could line up well. Anybody else going?
Any other viewing parties/watch-along events to share? Use the comments below to tell us about it. If you’re going to any of the viewing party events above, please let us know.