At the movies in Kingston: May 24 edition

The Public tells the story of a librarian in Cincinnati who turns the city library into a homeless shelter on the eve of the worst cold snap in the city. After the matinee showing on Sunday, May 26, 2019, there will be a panel discussion about homelessness in Kingston and the role of the public library. Submitted image.

 

Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ It looks like it will be a whole new world at the box office this weekend.

Here is what’s new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, May 24.

 

Landmark Cinemas:

Aladdin is the next installment of the Disney live action remakes of past animated hits. Starring Will Smith as the genie and directed by Guy Ritchie, audiences can expect a familiar story with new twists, and a lot of action.

Brightburn produced by James Gunn, the maestro behind Guardians of the Galaxy, takes the superman origin story and flips it on its head. Audiences will see what it would be like if a young alien boy who crashed on Earth used his powers for evil purposes.

Booksmart is the story of two high school girls who studied hard and got good grades, but missed out on all the fun of high school. They devise a plan to have all the fun they missed over the four years of high school in one night.

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

www.landmarkcinemas.com

 

Cineplex Odeon:

The Saturday morning 10 a.m. Family Favourites is Aquaman. If you missed this comic book inspired film from Christmas, now is your chance to see it on the big screen.

Aladdin is also playing at Cineplex.

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

www.cineplex.com/Theatre/cineplex-odeon-gardiners-road-cinemas#filter

 

The Screening Room:

Le Grand Bain is the story of a group of guys in their forties who face a mid life crisis together by forming a competitive men’s synchronized swimming team.

White Crow is the story of famed Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev and the trials and tribulations he faces in the 1960s living under the oppressive communist regime of the Soviet Union.

The Public is the story of a librarian in Cincinnati who turns the city library into a homeless shelter on the eve of the worst cold snap in the city. The standoff that ensues between the police and library officials shines a spotlight on the issue of homelessness. On Sunday May 26 after the 1:00 p.m. showing of the film there will be a panel discussion about homelessness in Kingston and the role of the public library.

On Sunday at 7 p.m. following the screening of the short film The Mind Explorers: A Psychedelic Weekend there will be a lengthy discussion about psychedelic’s and the growing movement.

The Screening Room staff pick for the month is Diamantino. This satirical picture from director’s Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt will delight the audience as they watch the world’s greatest soccer star, Diamantino, find his place in the world after retiring in disgrace.

Long Shot starring Seth Rogen and Charlie Theron opens this week as well.

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

www.screeningroomkingston.com/calendar

 

Kingston Family Fun World

Kingston Family Fun World Drive-In has all three screens operating this weekend, with Aladdin and Dumbo on Screen 1, John Wick: Chapter III and Long Shot on Screen 2, and Pokemon Detective Pikachu and Shazam! on Screen 3.

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

https://www.funworldpark.com/

 

Weekend Pick:

This weekend will no doubt belong to Aladdin but there are many compelling new films out as well. The Public draws attention to an important issue in every city. The discussion afterward about the role of the public library regarding homelessness would be fascinating to take part in.

For me though, I will be at Aladdin with the kids, and no doubt singing along to the songs.

 

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.

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