The Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Shows its Support for the U.S.A.’s Movie Theater Employees


(Santa Monica, CA) Currently, the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation aims to do the following.  It aims at establishing, a self-perpetuating monetary fund.  The fund, and in turn, is meant to assist pioneers of the motion picture industry.  Obviously, these pioneers are in need of help.  For the most part; the help consists of direct financial aid, medical care and temporary business subsistence during times of unemployment.  Additionally, the fund is also a short term and long term, assistance program.  Furthermore, this fund is called, the Pioneers Assistance Fund.  Recently, the Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. d.b.a. Lionsgate announced that, it is working with the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation.  Additionally, the work is meant to be happening, during the 2019-20 Coronavirus Pandemic.  Specifically, the aforementioned business revealed that, it is showing its support for the U.S.A.’s movie theater employees.  The support will be done as four Fridays, of free movies.  Officially, the latter is named, Lionsgate Live! a Night at the Movies. 
            Lionsgate Live! a Night at the Movies, Lionsgate’s show of support for the movie theater employees; starts on Friday, April 17th, 2020.  The second Friday of Lionsgate Live! a Night at the Movies, will be held on April 24th, 2020.  The third Friday, will be held on May 1st, 2020.  Finally, the fourth and last Friday of Lionsgate Live! a Night at the Movies, will be held on May 8th, 2020.  However and returning to; the Pioneers Assistance Fund, the aforementioned monetary fund also aims at, identifying future needs.  Through the identification of future needs, the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, attempts to secure its members’ success.  Examples of identified future needs include assisting an individual person with medical treatments, health insurance, medical equipment needs, emergency grants, funeral expenses and other types of needs.  Interestingly, the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, also operates two other philanthropic efforts.  The two other philanthropic efforts are; Brave Beginnings, and, the Will Rogers Institute.  Brave Beginnings, is a medial assistance program.  Meanwhile, the Will Rogers Institute, is a research organization.  Fascinatingly, all of these efforts began in the year 2002.  During this year; the Foundation of Motion Picture Pioneers (F.M.P.P.), merged with, the Will Rogers Memorial Fund.  Obviously, this merger created the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation.  To this day; this organization is considered to be, one of the greatest and most meaningful charities, which has ever been supported by the motion picture industry.
            Returning to, Lionsgate Live! a Night at the Movies, the aforementioned show of support does have a double purpose.  The double purpose is to honor the communal experience that, is watching a movie at the movie theater.  The second purpose is supporting the employees, who work at movie theaters.  In order to accomplish the double purpose; Lionsgate teamed up with Fandango, and, You Tube.  Additionally, actress Jaime Lee Curtis is onboard as the host of, Lionsgate Live! a Night at the Movies.  As previously said, Lionsgate Live! a Night at the Movies, is four Fridays of free movies.  However and specifically, the free movies will be streamed live, on You Tube.  Lionsgate’s official You Tube page, along with, Fandango’s official You Tube page; will be the home of the live streamed movies.  The live stream will begin at 6:00 pm PT, or, 9:00 pm ET.  As previously said, the first Friday is all set and ready for, April 17th, 2020.  The live streamed movie, for this night will be, The Hunger Games (2012).  The second Friday of Lionsgate Live! a Night at the Movies, is all set and ready for, April 24th, 2020.  The live streamed movie, for this night will be, Dirty Dancing (1987).  The third Friday is all set and ready for, May 1st, 2020.  The live streamed movie, for this night will be, La La Land (2016).  Finally; the fourth Friday of Lionsgate Live! a Night at the Movies, is all set and ready for, May 8th, 2020.  The live streamed movie, for this night will be, John Wick (2014). 
            Continuing with, the partnerships, the aforementioned help make Lionsgate Live! a Night at the Movies a reality.  Specifically; the partnerships are with the National Association of Theater Owners, AMC Theaters, Regal, Cinemark Theaters and the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation.  As previously said, the support is for the U.S.A.’s movie theater employees.  In order to make the aforementioned possible, the most important partner is, the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation.  Currently, the aforementioned organization is providing financial assistance to movie theater employees, who were hit hard due to the 2019-20 Coronavirus Pandemic.  Lionsgate took notice, and, it decided to jump onboard.  As part of Lionsgate Live! a Night at the Movies, the Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. will be making a financial donation, to the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation.  Additionally, it will ask for audience and partner donations, throughout, the event.  All of the donations, will be sent to the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation.
            The National Association of Theater Owners did release a press statement.  John Fithian is the President and the Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Theater Owners.  Through a press statement, Mr. Fithian said the following.  “Throughout the 125-year history of the cinema, this is the first time that movie theaters have been shut down across the country.  Whether it was the Depression, wars, disasters, or local calamities, movie theaters have always been a gathering place where audiences can come together to laugh and be moved, reacting as one, to put their troubles behind them or forget about their hard week at work, and just get lost in the amazing stories on the big screen.”  John Fithian also said.  “Until we can gather again in our nation’s theaters, we’re grateful to Lionsgate for honoring the theatrical moviegoing experience and we are thrilled to join together with them over these next four Fridays, not only to see four classic movies for free, but also to allow fans and celebrities to share their own moviegoing memories.  We love that so many people will be talking about what makes going to the movies so unique and memorable.”
            To end, the Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. d.b.a. Lionsgate (NYSE:  LGF.A and LGF.B) did release a press statement.  Joe Drake is the Chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group at the Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.  Through a press statement, Mr. Drake said the following.  “There’s nothing that will replace the magic of seeing a movie together with your fellow moviegoers in a theater on a big screen, but this is a chance for America to come together to recreate the experience.”  Joe Drake also said.  “This is a great chance to show the country’s theatrical employees how much we miss going to their theaters and how much we support them.  Jamie Lee Curtis—a woman who literally grew up with the movies and movie theaters—is one of the world’s biggest movie fans, so it’s a real thrill that she’ll be our host for this event.  Let’s have some fun watching some classic movies together at home while celebrating moviegoing!”  As previously stated, the Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. d.b.a. Lionsgate recently announced that, it is working with the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation.  Additionally, the work is meant to be happening, during the 2019-20 Coronavirus Pandemic.  Specifically, the aforementioned business revealed that, it is showing its support for the U.S.A.’s movie theater employees.  The support will be done as four Fridays, of free movies.  Lastly and officially, the latter is named, Lionsgate Live! a Night at the Movies.

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04/17/2020


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