After years of effort, the movie Stand!, a musical that tells the story of the Winnipeg General Strike, opens in theatres on Nov. 29.

Please share the attached message with your members and do all you can to help promote the movie on social media.

I would also encourage Locals to buy tickets and provide them to members free of charge, either to your whole membership or hold a free lottery for a limited number of tickets. Once tickets go on sale, around Nov. 1, I will provide you with a link to the Cineplex site.



Martin O’Hanlon

President, CWA Canada

The Media Union


Dear Sisters & Brothers:

It is with much gratitude to the labour movement that I announce the Stand! movie musical Canada-wide release at the Cineplex theatres listed below – on Friday, Nov. 29th.

The movie, already called the “next Norma Rae”, is the result of a partnership between the labour movement in Canada and the United States, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and the movie’s producers.

Tickets go on sale around Nov. 1. In order to maximize the impact of the movie, attendance at the first three days of the release – Friday, Nov. 29 to Sunday, Dec. 1 – is critical to being held over in theatres for a second or third week.

In the meantime, please consider sharing the movie now. The website has a link to the trailer. You may also download the trailer or embed it online with this link:

Thank you in advance for helping to advance labour’s cause through the movie. It is an honour to bring this story to the world.


Danny Schur




A list of theatres where Stand! will be playing (more being added daily):

Silvercity Victoria

Galaxy Nanaimo International Village

Vancouver Silvercity Riverport / Vancouver Silvercity Mission 

Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton

Scotiabank Theatre Chinook

Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon 

Galaxy Regina 

Scotiabank Theatre Winnipeg / Cineplex McGillivray Winnipeg 

Scotiabank Theatre Ottawa

CPX Hamilton Westmount London

CPX Vaughan Silvercity Windsor

CPX Oshawa

Galaxy Barrie

Galaxy Guelph

Yonge & Dundas, Toronto 

Forum Montreal

CPX Laval

CPX St. Foy 

Scotiabank Theatre Halifax 

Mount Pearl – St. John’s NFLD