Stream free Lionsgate movies and raise money for NHS charities

Film distributor Lionsgate UK has announced something very special for movie fans in the midst of lockdown.

As part of a charity fundraising initiative, you will soon be able to stream four exciting Lionsgate movies, free of charge. Beginning on Saturday the 2nd of May, one movie a week will be released online, shown as part of Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies.

Here's what you need to know.

What is Lionsgate Live?

Every week will see a different host introducing their respective film. Among the line-up so far: Edith Bowman, Keith Lemon, Jack Whitehall and Jonathan Ross. Films will be made available to stream on Saturdays from 6pm BST on the Lionsgate YouTube channel.

How does Lionsgate Live work?

Every Saturday, the event 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.

How is Lionsgate Live raising money for charity?

Audiences 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. They can also support The Film and TV Charity COVID-19 Emergency Response, supporting the people behind the scenes who bring these stories to our screens.

What movies are streaming as part of Lionsgate Live?

Enjoy multi-Oscar-winning musical sensation La La Land (2nd May); Taron Egerton underdog sports drama Eddie the Eagle (9th May); Keira Knightley's breakout performance in Bend It Like Beckham (16th May); and the first instalment of the blockbusting Hunger Games franchise, starring Jennifer Lawrence (23rd May).

What else do we need to know?

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. Movie fans can have delicious popcorn delivered to their door ready for each Saturday night streaming session, and enjoy 10% off.

Which of these Lionsgate hits will you be streaming for charity? Let us know @Cineworld.