At the movies in Kingston: June 7 edition

Kenneth Branagh’s All Is True is a portrait of William Shakespeare during the last three years of his life, as he leaves London and returns to his family in Stratford-upon-Avon, and is playing at the Screening Room beginning Friday, Jun. 7, 2019.


Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ Mutants and household pets will claim the top spots at the box office this week.

Here is what’s new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Jun. 7, 2019.


Landmark Cinemas:

Dark Phoenix brings the final chapter in the 20th Century Fox studios X-Men franchise. In this film, Jean Grey is hit by an unknown cosmic force during a rescue mission in space which makes her the most powerful mutant on the world. Her growing strength and instability threaten the safety of the planet and the X-Men must confront one of their greatest allies who has turned into their most deadly enemy.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 follows the story of Max the dog as he deals with his owner’s marriage and the birth of a child. Filled with fears, Max meets a farm dog named Rooster (voiced by Harrison Ford), who helps him grow and overcome the fears that plague him.

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


Cineplex Odeon:

The Saturday morning 10 am Family Favourites is The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.

The Metropolitan Opera returns to the big screen with Saturday’s 12:00 pm showing of Dialogues des Carmélites.

Sunday’s 12:55 p.m. showing of Van Gogh & Japan aims to show how Japan and the arrival of Japanese art in Paris in the late 19th Century influenced the prolific French painter.

Dark Phoenix and The Secret Life of Pets 2 are also playing at Cineplex.

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


The Screening Room:

All is True is Kenneth Branagh’s latest dive into the world of Shakespeare, and this time he is making a biopic of the last three years of the famed writer’s life. The movie has Shakespeare leaving London for his home in Stratford-upon-Avon, and tries to connect with his family, and come to terms with his life.

The Biggest Little Farm is the story of John and Molly Chester who abandon the city life for farming. This is the eight-year story of their dream and how they turned 200 acres of barren land into a productive farm. The Sunday Perspective series follows the 7 pm showing of The Biggest Little Farm with a follow up discussion panel.

Booksmart is the story of two academic high school students who upon their graduation realize they should have partied more and worked less. The two friends try to cram four years of fun into one long night of partying.

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


Kingston Family Fun World

Kingston Family Fun World Drive-In has Dark Phoenix and Aladdin on Screen 1, Godzilla: King of the Monsters and John Wick: Chapter 3 on Screen 2, and The Secret Life of Pets 2 and The Hustle on Screen 3.

Please check the Kingston Family Fun World website for movie times for this weekend.


Movies in the Square

Movies in the Square is back for another summer season of free movies on the big screen in Springer Market Square. The outdoor movie experience begins this Tuesday June 11 with the showing of Love, Simon! The show begins at dusk, and the event is free.


Weekend Pick:

The top movies for this weekend will be The Secret Life of Pets 2 and Dark Phoenix. They appeal to two major audiences and continue the narratives of established movie sagas.

The Screening Room has some interesting additions to their lineup this week with The Biggest Little Farm and All is True. Watching Kenneth Branagh jump back into the world of Shakespeare in All is True would be a treat. The talented actor/director would certainly add depth and humanity to the legendary writer, and the supporting cast of Judi Dench and Ian McKellan would make for an entertaining film that is outside the norm of superhero’s and sequels.

There is so much to see in Kingston this week, and so little time. Whatever you choose, wherever you go, have fun and enjoy the show.

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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