At the movies in Kingston: August 16 edition

On the 50th anniversary of the last day of Woodstock (Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019), The Screening Room will be showing the full 224-minute director’s cut of Woodstock (1970). Warner Bros USA scene still.

Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston’. More new movies come to the screen in hopes of dethroning Hobbs & Shaw as box office champs. It’s doubtful anyone can take out the Rock and Jason Statham in this newest batch of films.

Here is what’s new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.

Landmark Cinemas

47 Meters Down: Uncaged is the story of teen girls who go scuba diving to some underwater ruins only to learn there is a gigantic shark that lives beneath the surface. This will be a dive trip that they will always remember.

Blinded by the Light is set in the 1980’s in Britain. This is the story of how a teenager learns to accept his life by being happy and learning to get along with his family all thanks to the power of Bruce Springsteen music. If you liked Yesterday this would be a film for you.

Good Boys fills the void of raunchy comedy for the end of summer run. This is the story of Max and his friends as they navigate life as tweens, and how they deal with being invited to their first kissing party. The boys get up to lots of hijinks as they pursue their goal of making it to this party.

Ready or Not opens on Wednesday August 21. On her wedding night, a bride learns how crazed her in-laws are when they force her to take part in a deadly game.

Check out the link below for showtimes for all films at Landmark Cinemas.

Cineplex Odeon

Fans of the band Rush will want to check out the Wednesday, August 21 screening of RUSH: Cinema Strangiato 2019. This fan event brings some of the best performances from R40 Live to the big screen.

Saturday’s family favourite’s returns with the 10:00 a.m. showing of A Dog’s Journey.

Good Boys also starts this week at Cineplex.

For further information about showtimes at Cineplex Odeon, check out the link below.

The Screening Room

The Art of Self-Defense is the story of a bookkeeper named Casey who seeks out help in protecting himself after being attacked one night. Joining a dojo, Casey enters a whole new world that not only helps him gain confidence but exposes him to a sinister world of hyper-masculinity, and brutality. 

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am featuring the legendary writer and colleagues examining the themes that Morrison confronts in her writing, from race relations, history, and the human condition.

The Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Murdering Mind series continues with this week’s showing of the 1972 Hitchcock film Frenzy. An innocent man who is about to arrested for the murders committed by the “Necktie Murderer”. Now he must race against time and find the real killer.

For further details about times and movies playing at The Screening Room, check out the link below.  

Kingston Family Fun World

This week The Angry Birds Movie 2 and Spider Man: Far From Home areon Screen 1, Dora and the Lost City of Gold and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark are on Screen 2, and The Lion King and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw are showing on Screen 3.

Please check the link below for start times for each movie.

Movies in the Square

Movies in the Square brings The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe back to the big screen on Thursday, Aug. 22.

Weekend Pick

Hobbs & Shaw will probably be the number one movie again, but there are so many other great films to see this weekend.

If you have not caught any of The Screening Room’s Alfred Hitchcock love this summer, go and see Frenzy.

There are only three Movies in the Square opportunities left. Maybe this is the week to sit out under the stars and watch the best movie adaptation of the C.S. Lewis literary world.

Summer is ending, perhaps it is time to check out a blockbuster if you missed it. Whatever you choose to do, enjoy the show.

Bill Gowsell was born and raised in Kingston. With an interest in history, food, wine, and all things Disney, Bill has been writing for the last eight years on a variety of topics. During the summers he can be found at the family cottage north of Kingston, or at the bottom of Lake Ontario… scuba diving.

Bill Gowsell

Bill has been an elementary school teacher for the last 12 years. His passion for writing includes a wide variety of interests, from history, food, pop culture, and anything to do with Disney. Recently he published his second book, Extra Magic Days: Thirty Years of Walt Disney World Vacations. Learn more about Bill...

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