'Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies' ends with 'John Wick' and thank you message from Keanu Reeves himself

'Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies' ends with 'John Wick' and thank you message from Keanu Reeves himself
(Lionsgate/ Nico Tavernise)

It was a special Friday night for ardent 'John Wick' fans as well as the handful who haven't seen the film before. And we only have Lionsgate to thank for it as the production company aired 'John Wick' as part their efforts to help give back to furloughed theater workers across the nation. 

Keanu Reeves, the titular star of hit franchise, even had a special message:


Reeves also requested fans to make a donation to support movie theater employees.  The fan response, as expected, was tremendous. "@Lionsgate Thank you so much for streaming #JohnWick and for the trivia! It’s one of my favorite movies and it was a lot of fun! @jamieleecurtisis Queen! #LionsgateLIVE," wrote a fan.

"This was awesome. I donated a little and appreciate what you all do a LOT #lionsgatelive #JohnWick," tweeted another fan. "That was awesome. Plus, I've never watched a movie with 10,000 other people before #JohnWick #LionsgateLIVE," read one of the tweets. 

Here's a tweet from a fan who's eager for the fourth installment: "Be seeing you. At the theaters for John Wick 4 in May 2022. A long wait, but I know it will be worth it. Plus it’s releasing near my birthday, so, you know, PARTY. :) #thenerdelement #JohnWick #LionsgateLIVE@Lionsgate."

"John Wick is one solid movie away from overtaking the F&F franchise in my eyes. Chapter 1 still goes. #LionsgateLIVE" observed one fan.

"That was so great — thank you #LionsgateLIVE for a great Friday Family Film Night! Definitely miss going to a proper cinema but this was great too — JOHN WICK. Please do more of this!!!" remarked a fan. 

Fans too urged people to make a donation. "Thanks @Lionsgate! Thanks, @JohnWickMovie! Night all! Don't forget to donate! Text DONATE to 91099 #LionsgateLIVE," requested a fan.

"Thanks to everyone who read along. I had fun watching with everyone. Don’t forget to text DONATE to 91099 if you can. I did. Let's show how awesome movie lovers are! #thenerdelement #JohnWick #LionsgateLIVE" seconded another fan. 

Fans were also treated to special trivia and messages from celebs. The list included Jamie Lee Curtis, Reeves, Halle Berry, Lance Reddick, Asia Kate Dillon and filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch. Keira Knightley, Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Joan Hart and Peter Facinelli also had messages to share with fans during the live stream.

You can have a look at some of the exclusive images below:

(Lionsgate/David Lee)


Director Chad Stahelski and John Wick (Lionsgate/ Nico Tavernise)


Ian McShane, Chad Stahelski and Keanu Reeves (Lionsgate/ Niko Tavernise)

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