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Gananoque Council votes to sell local theatres to Thousand Islands Playhouse

With a whopping price tag of $10, the Town of Gananoque is selling two of its most beloved locations, the Springer Theatre and the Firehall Theatre, to the organization which has occupied them both for the past 40 years. During its meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, Gananoque Town Council

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Opinion: The truth about CBC’s ‘Prison Farm’

The following is a submitted Op/Ed article written by Calvin Neufeld and Kevin Belanger. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Recently, CBC aired a so-called “documentary” about the prison farms in Kingston. The Kingston Whig-Standard followed with an article praising the film. Both the

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Audience members will be affected individually by ‘The Sylvia Effect’

Theatre Kingston returns to the Grand Theatre stage with The Sylvia Effect, written and directed by Peter Hinton-Davis. The play, which opened on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 — the date that would have been Sylvia Plath’s 89th birthday — was originally planned to open last winter, but was forced to

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Shoreline documentary brings awareness to plastic pollution in Lake Ontario

Shoreline: The Paddle Against Plastic, A Greener Future’s documentary exploring plastic pollution in Lake Ontario, has been released by Vimeo and is now available to stream online. The documentary follows Rochelle Byrne, founder of A Greener Future, as she paddles the edge of Lake Ontario and brings awareness to lake

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City requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter recreational facilities

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, individuals 12 and older will need to show proof they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated to enter City of Kingston recreational facilities and the Kingston Grand Theatre unless an exemption applies. According to a release from the City, dated Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, COVID-19 proof of vaccination checks will be performed in conjunction

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Murdoch Mysteries season premiere had Kingston masquerading as Montreal

Anyone who tuned in to the season 15 Premier of Murdoch Mysteries last night on CBC got an eyeful of Kingston scenery. Scenes for the popular detective series were filmed locally in May, though the public was discouraged from attending the locations due to the ongoing restrictions and safety protocols

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Movies in the Square returns for short 2021 season

Downtown Kingston! has announced the return of Movies in the Square. Every Thursday, beginning August 12, 2021, families can bring their lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening in Springer Market Square. Projected on a large inflatable screen, this year’s lineup of cult favourites and instant classics is sure

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More city facilities to reopen as part of Step Three of reopening framework

The City of Kingston has released details on city services, facilities and amenities as part of the move to Step 3, the last step in the Province of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen. “The focus of Step 3 is on adding indoor services and allowing more people to use them (with

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Grand Theatre to host first-ever Artists-in-Residence program

Four local artists have been selected to participate in the inaugural Local Arts Residency program at the Grand Theatre. These week-long residencies will run from July to September and will offer space, time and resources to support local artists to explore new ideas, collaborate with other artists, create new work

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The Festival of Live Digital Art shines worldwide spotlight Limestone City

FOLDA is much more than livestreaming of shows happening across the globe. The innovative concepts embraced by the festival creators is sure to intrigue live theatre enthusiasts and techies alike. This year’s festival is an entirely online event that runs from Wednesday, Jun. 9 to Sunday, Jun. 13, 2021. It

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Inner Harbour Collective founds scholarship to support boys in ballet

Two successful male ballet dancers, who got their start at Kingston dance studio 5678, have started a scholarship to support and encourage boys to explore the world of ballet. Funds will be raised through a live showcase hosted by the Inner Harbour Collective later this month. Daniel Robertson-Styles and Bryce

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Kingston’s first Summer Queer Film Showcase starts June 4

It’s this really cool idea of showcasing lives that are often never seen authentically in film.” — Matt Salton, Executive DirectorReelOut queer film + video festival The show must go on — lockdowns notwithstanding — for ReelOut’s first Summer Queer Film Showcase starting Friday, Jun. 4, 2021. With two virtual

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