At the movies in Kingston: April 19 edition

The World Before Your Feet is the chronicle of Matt Green and how he has walked the 8000 miles of roads and paths in New York City, and is now playing at The Screening Room. Photo by Michael Berman.


Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston’. This week you have a choice of a vengeful demon, playful penguins, or the power of prayer.

Here is what’s new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Apr. 19, 2019.


Landmark Cinemas:

Hoping to catch the horror film gravy train, The Curse of La Llorona opens wide this week. A social worker who is investigating a mother for child endangerment attracts the attention of the demonic spirit of La Llorona. Soon her family is in danger, and she must seek a way to defeat the spirit.

Opening Wednesday April 17, Penguins is the latest release from the Disneynature studio. The film is about a a penguin named Steve, who joins millions of other penguins as they build a nest, find that special partner for life, and raise a family. Just in time for Earth Day, the yearly Disneynature film is back and ready to celebrate the wonders of planet Earth.

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


Cineplex Odeon:

The faith-based film Breakthrough opens this weekend. Based on the true story, after her son nearly drowns in a frozen over lake, a mother appeals for prayers from the community in the hopes it will bring her son back from the brink of death.

The Saturday morning 10 am Family Favourites is Hop. Just in time for the Easter holiday, families will enjoy the CGI tale of the real Easter Bunny’s son E.B’s quest to become a rock ‘n’ roll band drummer.

The Curse of La Llorona is also playing this weekend at Cineplex.

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


The Screening Room:

Stockholm is about a kidnapping in Stockholm, Sweden in 1973 that shows how the phrase “Stockholm Syndrome” came into effect. This comedy staring Ethan Hawke as the hostage taker also has Noomi Rapace as the bank teller who begins to empathize and identify with her captor.

The World Before Your Feet is the chronicle of Matt Green and how he has walked the 8000 miles of roads and paths in New York City. From the Statue of Liberty to Central Park and all over the New York City area, Green walks and explores the city he lives in.

Bee Nation is the story of six students who participate in the premiere First Nations Spelling Bee in Canada. Viewers will be able to see behind the scenes how competitive spelling bees are and follow the students as they participate in this first ever event. This is a free community event presented by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario. If you wish to reserve tickets in advance you should email [email protected].

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


Weekend Pick:

My family is off to Penguins, the commercials are adorable, and look like the perfect family film.

The World Before Your Feet looks like the perfect film to remind us that adventure is just outside the door, and sometimes the most fascinating things are in your own city.

This is the last week before Avengers: Endgame opens, and no doubt blows the lid off box office records. This weekend will be your last chance to secure a ticket for opening 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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