This Week in the Exchange for April 15-21, 2019

National Canadian Film Day @ Multiple Venues

April 17, 1-10:30pm 

What if there was a day to watch movies for free at unique venues in the Exchange District?

Wouldn’t it be great if these were world class, award winning films, made right here in the Exchange?

Maybe these films tell stories about love and loss and dance and hockey. You know, the stuff that makes life worth living.

This Wednesday, April 17, is National Canadian Film Day, and we invite you to the Exchange to watch movies made right here, for free, all day long. With screenings at Across the Board, Nonsuch, The King’s Head, Cinematheque, and Forth, you’ll be entertained and experience something new. Maybe even culturally significant.

Everyone can use the hashtag #filmdayintheexchange on Instagram with pics at any venue to win a prize pack!

Members of the On Screen Manitoba and the Exchange District BIZ teams will be on hand with free buttons, t-shirts, and info about the Manitoba film industry, and to answer any questions you may have about the films you’re watching.

A Good Madness: The Dance of Rachel Browne @ Across the Board (211 Bannatyne Ave) 1pm

Lovesick @ Nonsuch (125 Pacific Ave) 3pm

Goon @ The King’s Head Pub (120 King St) 5pm

Found in Translation Tour: Animating the Good and the Bad (shorts program) @ Winnipeg Cinematheque (100 Arthur St) 7pm

Seven Times Lucky @ Forth (171 McDermot Ave) 8:30pm

Sponsored by The Exchange District BIZ, On Screen Manitoba, Manitoba Film and Music, Prime Pro Media, and I <3 Manitoba Films.

All events are free and open to the public! Some venues are 18+.

Visit for more on National Canadian Film Day. 

Manitoba Pinball League Weekday Knockout @ Forth (171 McDermot Ave)

April 15, 6pm

Ready for a four strike knockout tournament? Do you have $7? What if the top three finishers get a prize? Find out if you sure play a mean pinball tonight at Forth.

Visit the event on Facebook for more information.

Kinky Boots  @ The Centennial Concert Hall (555 Main Street)

April 16-21

Kinky Boots, winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical comes to Winnipeg, April 16 – 21, 2019 for eight performances at Centennial Concert Hall. As everyone who has seen Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life knows, there is no character called Kinky Boots, so come on out and find out who these characters are!

Visit for more information.