Toronto movie theater owners strike in solidarity with movie-goers

Movie theater owners in Toronto are organizing a strike on Thursday in support of movie-goers.

The movie theater industry in Canada is in the midst of a lockout that began last month.

A spokesperson for the Ontario Entertainment Association told the Star on Thursday that members of its trade group would join the strike.

The union, which represents about 200 movie theater operators, says it will offer to work with the movie theater chain to reduce the lockout.

The Ontario Federation of Labour has urged theatres to allow customers to watch movies on demand.

It also wants the government to release a plan to rein in the lockout and boost movie-going.

But the government has refused to do either.