CN Tower presents exclusive Canadian Film Premiere of The Red Rocket, Beginning June 20

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CN Tower presents exclusive Canadian Film Premiere of

The Red Rocket


TORONTO, June 24, 2014.   Beginning June 20th, state-of-the-art Maple Leaf Cinema at the CN Tower features the Canadian Premiere of The Red Rocket, a film that propels audiences on an eye-popping 14-minute electric trolley journey through the vibrant heart of Metropolitan Toronto. 


The Red Rocket is another innovative addition to the CN Tower’s adventures by day and night.  We’re delighted to give visitors an opportunity to experience Toronto from the unique perspective of our city’s iconic and historic streetcar,” said Jack Robinson, Chief Operating Officer for the CN Tower.


The Red Rocket celebrates five generations of iconic Toronto streetcars that have served citizens and shaped the city since the 1890s.  The film presents Toronto’s storied transit history: from the first electric streetcars of the early 1890s, to the Peter Whitt trolley introduced in 1922, to the PCC cars of the 40s, 50s and 60s, and ultimately the state-of-the-art Flexity tram now merging onto the city’s thoroughfares.   Viewers explore Toronto from many angles:  dancing with trolley wheels at street-level to soaring over the city in bird’s-eye aerials.


Filmed in 2013-2014, The Red Rocket premieres and will be shown exclusively at the CN Tower’s Maple Leaf Cinema.  


Click here to view a trailer preview of The Red Rocket:


About the Project

Canada’s renowned giant screen filmmaker Stephen Low (Rocky Mountain Express, The Ultimate Wave, Titanica, Beavers) has been fascinated with steam trains and electrified rail since his youth. Filmed in ultra-high-definition digital, The Red Rocket is Low’s cinematic love poem to a technology and way of life almost forgotten in our rush to embrace the automobile.  In The Red Rocket, Low eschews social commentary on public transit in favour of a nostalgic, balletic film that sends audiences coasting through the urban mosaic under electric power to re-discover the magic of a trolley ride.



The Red Rocket is included in the CN Tower General Admission Ticket. Take advantage of price-saving bundles, like the Family Pass (two adults and two children) to access spectacular views from the LookOut Level, the famous Glass Floor with outdoor SkyTerrace, The Red Rocket, displays and KidZone at the CN Tower. Save 10% when you buy General Admission tickets online, and save in time when you bypass the ticket counter.


Media wishing to preview The Red Rocket should contact Irene Knight at [email protected]



CN Tower

National icon, engineering wonder, the CN Tower is a Toronto “must-see” that continues to invest in providing visitors with a world class experience.  The ride aboard the Tower’s high speed, glass-fronted elevators is always amazing.  At the top, visitors also enjoy spectacular views from the LookOut, Glass Floor & SkyTerrace or SkyPod at a dizzying 447 m (1,465 ft). EdgeWalk is the most extreme experience in Tower history and the world’s highest ‘hands-free’ walk, 356m/1168ft (116 storeys) above ground.  Back on the ground film options include the new Red Rocket or The Height of Excellence and new KidZone (July 4) play area for children 8 and under as well as 10,000 sq ft of shopping. Dining options include Le Café, Horizons Restaurant and 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower providing one of the best dining experiences in Canada with unforgettable food and a magnificent revolving view.  Diners at 360 enjoy complimentary elevation and can visit LookOut and Glass Floor after their meal.

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