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Cineplex Boycott to Bring Unplanned to Canada

A 9 month Cineplex boycott has been launched for Cineplex’s refusal of the Unplanned movie in Canada.

We want to join….this is why:

The movie Unplanned was released in the USA on March 29th, 2019 and has shattered performance expectations:

more than doubling predictions and bringing in $6.4 million USD the opening weekend

receiving a 92% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes

receiving an A+ Cinemascore (meaning strong word of mouth business, repeated viewings and the best industry guarantee of box office success)

rising to the top spot for independent films so far in 2019

bringing in $18 million USD to date

In addition to the success in the USA, there is also strong market support for the movie nation wide in Canada.

With this amount of market share in an industry affecting the minds of Canadians, it is Cineplex’s duty to allow varying perspectives and stories. By refusing to show Unplanned Cineplex is arguably buffeting free speech in Canada.In addition to the success in the USA, there is also strong market support for the movie nation wide in Canada.

One example of this support is the Citizen Go petition attracting tens of thousands of signatures asking for the movie to be picked up by Cineplex. Another example is a screening this past week, which attracted an estimated crowd of 2,800 at the Edmonton Expo Centre (see photos below).

IN SPITE OF ALL THIS CINEPLEX PERSISTS IN REFUSING THE MOVIE.

Arguably, any other movie with the same market analytics would have been accepted a long time ago.

According a National Post article Cineplex controls about 80% of the cinemas in Canada.

Please join the 9 month boycott to get Unplanned to Canada.

Visit https://www.canadawantsunplanned.ca/ to find out how you can participate or read the action points below.

THOUSANDS FLOOD TO WATCH THE UNPLANNED MOVIE IN EDMONTON LAST WEEK

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IMMEDIATE ACTION POINTS //

NUMBER ONE

Boycott Cineplex Theatres for 9 months, beginning May 19th, 2019.

Click here to register and go to “Step 1” to let us know you are in. Knowing our participation numbers will help dialogue with Cineplex.

NUMBER TWO

Write Cineplex to let them know you are participating in this boycott.

COPY AND PASTE THE SHORT LETTER BELOW. 
Put your name, city and province in the signature.

Send it to THIS e-mail: InvestorRelations@cineplex.com

​AND COPY IT INTO THIS online FORM: Cineplex Contact Us form

SEND THIS SAMPLE LETTER 
E-mail Title: I Am Joining The Cineplex Boycott Because of Unplanned

Attn: Cineplex Canada Exec & Board

This is a courtesy e-mail to let you know that I am joining with other Canadians to boycott Cineplex for 9 months in response to Cineplex’s refusal until now to show the Unplanned movie.

Please bring the Unplanned movie to Canada.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Your name 
Your city, Your Province 
Number of People In My Household: (put number here) 
 
If you prefer to call Cineplex their number is 416-323-7262 
(investor relations is the correct number to call for this).

NUMBER THREE

Share this with your friends, family and network and ask them to do the same.

You can share this webpage on your social media:

Canada Wants Unplanned https://bit.ly/2JrQcxW

Use the hashtags #canadawantsunplanned #cineplexboycott @CBCNews @CTVNews @JustinTrudeau @AndrewScheer

You can also use the graphics below on your social media.

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