At the movies in Kingston: April 5 edition

The 2019 Paddling Film Festival is an international adventure film tour presenting the world’s best paddling films of the year – whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP, action and lifestyle – in more than 120 cities and towns across Canada, United States and around the world, and comes to The Screening Room on Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019. Submitted image.


Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ Last weekend audiences had a chance to believe that elephants could fly. This weekend you have a choice of being frightened or watch a teenager find the hero inside of him.

Here is what is new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Apr. 5, 2019.


Landmark Cinemas:

Shazam! is back, and after a successful preview weekend two weeks ago, the DC Universe film offers audiences the chance to see their latest super hero entry. Shazam! is the story of young Billy Batson, an orphan teenager who is given unimaginable power whenever he says the word Shazam. Much like the classic Tom Hanks film Big, Shazam! is billed as an action comedy that is drawing positive responses from the critics.

Pet Sematary is the latest film adaptation of a Stephen King novel, and based on the trailers, it will look to frighten audiences this weekend, and possibly bite into the Us box office. Pet Sematary is about Dr. Louis Creed and his family who move from Boston to rural Maine and discover a mysterious burial ground near their house has supernatural powers. Those powers will have lasting and consequential affects on Dr. Creed and his family.

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


Cineplex Odeon:

Saturday has the Metropolitan Opera return to the big screen with the 12:00 pm showing of La Fille du Régiment.

The Saturday morning 10 am Family Favourites is Space Jam. Watching Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes play basketball is a great film that anyone will enjoy.

The Bolshoi Ballet, The Golden Age is playing this Sunday at 12:55.

If you are a WWE fan, Cineplex will be broadcasting WrestleMania 35 starting at 7:00 pm.

You can also check out Pet Sematary and Shazam! at Cineplex.

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


The Screening Room:

Gloria Bell starts this Friday at The Screening Room. Starring Julianne Moore, the film is about a free-spirited divorcee who spends her days in the office, and nights at the dance clubs of Los Angeles.

The Hummingbird Project is the story of two brothers who make their living on High Frequency Trading. There goal is to build a fibre optic cable from Kanas to New Jersey, but as they plan to make their dream a reality, complications set in.

Never Look Away is the German Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film. This movie is about a young art student named Kurt who falls in love with fellow student Ellie. Ellie’s father is adamant to destroy the relationship, but a crime committed by the father decades ago has connected Ellie and Kurt, and will no doubt come to light in the film.

Lucifer explores what happens when the supreme leader of the ruling party dies. The vacuum left in the party and state will lead to squabbles which turn into fighting, and ultimately mayhem.

The Paddling Film Festival makes its return to Kingston this week. Presenting the world’s best paddling films with 26 inspiring paddling films. If you are interested in the outdoors, this is the event to see. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Trailhead Kingston.

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

Weekend Pick:

Now is the time to enjoy the goofy comedy that Shazam! is trying hard to be or take in the thrills and chills of Pet Sematary.

The Paddling Festival starting on Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019 is the film event for the week offering viewers and outdoor enthusiasts the chance to see some remarkable films.

Avengers: Endgame which comes out at the end of this month is the most anticipated film of the year. Tickets have already gone on sale and the film is expected to make 300 million dollars on it’s opening weekend in North America. If you are interested in seeing Avengers: Endgame on it’s opening weekend, maybe this is the weekend to go buy your tickets.

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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