At the movies in Kingston: August 2 edition

Yesterday tells the story of Jack Malik , who, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Yesterday is currently playing at The Screening Room. Submitted image.

Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston’. Box office competition is about to get fast and furious this weekend.  

Here is what’s new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Aug. 2, 2019.

Landmark Cinemas:

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw bring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s characters together in their own spin off to fight Idris Elba’s bad guy. The plot for this film is not important. If you are looking for an adrenaline boost with high octane action, then this is your movie.

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

Cineplex Odeon:

Paw Patrol: Ready Race Rescue brings the popular kids show to the screen. If you have small children who closely follow the adventures of the Paw Patrol you will want to check out this film.

Cineplex continues their Studio Ghibli Fest with Sunday’s 12:55 showing of Kiki’s Delivery Service. If you miss Sunday’s showing of the film, it will replay Wednesday August 7 at 7 pm.

Wednesday, Aug. 7 also sees the release of Bring the Soul: The Movie. Fans of the Korean Pop group will be interested in this film.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw also opens this weekend at Cineplex.

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

The Screening Room:

Yesterday starts its run at The Screening Room this week. A struggling musician named Jack wakes up from an accident in a world where only he remembers the Beatles. Jack uses this secret knowledge to propel himself to stardom but struggles with the demand that superstardom entails and wonders if he has been missing true success all along.

The Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Murdering Mind series continues with this week’s showing of the 1927 Hitchcock film The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog. This third feature from the legendary director is a silent film about a mysterious man who comes to stay at a London boarding house at the same time as a killer named the Avenger preys on blond women in the city. The film will be presented with a live soundtrack by Kingston musician Spencer Evans. 

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

Kingston Family Fun World

This week Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and Yesterday areon Screen 1, Spider Man: Far From Home and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood are on Screen 2, and The Lion King and Aladdin are showing on Screen 3.

Please check the link below for start times for each movie.

Movies in the Square

Movies in the Square brings The Incredibles 2 back to the big screen on Thursday, Aug. 8.

Weekend Pick:

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw will win the box office crown this week. The two-week reign of Simba ends but The Lion King has already earned over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, so the house of mouse should be very happy with the profit they have made.

The Alfred Hitchcock love continues downtown at The Screening Room. Showcasing one of Hitchcock’s early works The Lodger and brining in musician Spencer Evans to provide a live soundtrack to the silent film is brilliant. Fans of cinema will want to check out this unique experience.

The Beatles inspired Yesterday and the Elton John bio Rocketman are now both at The Screening Room. Music fans will want to check out these films. Have fun at the cinema this weekend. The summer is only half over and there is still lots of time to catch up on the brand new, recently new, or classic films playing at the box office.

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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