At the movies in Kingston: May 10 edition

The Grizzlies depicts a youth lacrosse team that was set up to help combat an epidemic of youth suicide in the community of Kugluktuk, Nunavut, and is based on a true story. It is currently showing at The Screening Room. Submitted image.


Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ Pokemon will face off against the mightiest heroes of Marvel this weekend. The Avengers will no doubt be number one again, but by how much is what many are waiting to see.

Here is what’s new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, May 10, 2019.


Landmark Cinemas:

The Hustle is a remake of the classic film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway taking on the con artist roles originated by Michael Caine and Steve Martin.

Pokemon Detective Pikachu is the first live action Pokemon movie. Starring Ryan Reynolds as the title character, fans of Pokemon will love this film.

Poms features Diane Keaton who pursues a dream of being a cheerleader and doesn’t allow retirement home life to stop her from accomplishing her dream.

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


Cineplex Odeon:

Tolkien is based on the life story of famed Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien. The movie explores his younger life shinning a light on the influences the author had which helped craft the literary world he made.

The Saturday morning 10 am Family Favourites is Bumblebee. The prequel story featuring the loveable Transformer is back at the theatres for one showing only.

Saturday also brings the Met Opera back to the big screen with the 12:00 showing of Dialogues des Carmélites.

Monday May 13 brings a one night showing at 7:00 of the documentary What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek Deep Space Nine. This documentary celebrates the 25th anniversary of the show and hopes to shine a light on a show that wasn’t appreciated in it’s time but it being discovered by new fans and praised for its narrative.

Pokemon Detective Pikachu and The Hustle are also playing at Cineplex.

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


The Screening Room:

The Grizzlies is the story of a remote Arctic town that suffers from a high suicide rate, and how the sport of lacrosse transforms the lives of Inuit students in the town.

Woman at War is the story of woman whose passion for environmental activism may threaten a life-long dream.

High Life is the story of an astronaut and his daughter who struggle to stay alive as the remaining survivors of a doomed deep space mission.

This Sunday May 12 is the Sunday Perspectives Discussion about Amazing Grace. This would be a great chance to see the fantastic documentary about Aretha Franklin but also participate in a discussion with like minded audience members.

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 Pokemon Detective Pikachu and Shazam! on Screen 1 with start times for the former at 8:30 followed by a 10:20 showing of the DC Universe movie. Screen 3 has Avengers: Endgame starting at 8:30 followed by Captain Marvel starting at 11:30.

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


Weekend Pick:

The Hustle might be funny to watch but I would recommend Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Kingston Family Fun World will soon expand beyond their weekend hours, and if you want to experience the drive-in early this might be the best weekend for you.

If you are looking for more meaningful movie fare High Life looks very interesting and may appeal to science fiction fans. The Grizzlies shines a light on a serious issue for northern communities, and the power of sports would make this film worthy of a trip out for the weekend.


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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