At the movies in Kingston: December 6 edition

The Cineplex Odeon will be showing five Christmas movies for free on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.

Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ Will Queen Elsa reign at the box office for another week, or will she be thrown out with the cold thanks to a flurry of new movies.

Here is what’s new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.

Landmark Cinemas

Dark Waters stars Mark Ruffalo as a corporate defense attorney who takes on a case that pits him in a lawsuit against a chemical company. The movie uncovers decades of pollution at the hands of the chemical company. Sadly, this is based on a true story.

Playmobile: The Movie brings the other popular children’s toy that involves small figures and lavish child friendly sets to the big screen. In this film, a dashing spy voiced by Daniel Radcliffe must solve the mystery of what is causing the disappearance of Playmobile figures in different lands. Perhaps you could get some Christmas gift ideas while watching the movie.

The Whistleblower is about a Chinese expatriate who learns that a new technology his Australian mining company is using may pose severe health risks. 

The Star returns to theatres this weekend for limited showings. The animated tale is about a donkey named Bo who yearns for more in his life. He and several other animals go on an adventure that ultimately brings them to a manger in Bethlehem one night to witness the birth of Baby Jesus.

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

Cineplex Odeon

Saturday morning is filled with free screenings of classic Christmas films for Community Day. The five films involved in these free screenings are National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, Elf, Gremlins, and The Polar Express.

The Metropolitan Opera returns to the big screen for the 12:00 p.m. showing on Saturday of The Magic Flute.

Sunday has an encore presentation of The Winter’s Tale starring Judi Dench.

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

The Screening Room

Cloud Atlas is the next installment of the Wachowski’s retrospective at the Screening Room.

Harriet is the story of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and how she became one of the most inspirational figures in the fight for abolition. A Q&A takes place after the Sunday evening screening of the film this week.

In Fabric is the story of a woman who, feeling down about her separation from her husband, goes in search of some retail therapy. After finding the perfect red dress, the woman soon learns that the perfect dress comes with a diabolical curse.

Doctor Sleep finally comes to the Screening Room. This supposed-blockbuster failed to find an audience on its first release at the theatres. In the story, we meet a grown Danny Torrance from The Shining. Viewers can have a chance to see how the boy deals with his special power in the modern world as a man.

Waves is the story of a South Florida African-American family who is led by a domineering father, but learns to navigate the pitfalls of life, and come together in the face of tragedy.

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

Weekend Pick

I suspect Frozen II will be number one again. If you are looking for holiday fare, the Community Day at Cineplex is offering a variety of films for free.

Have a good weekend, and brace for the onslaught of another Jumanji movie next 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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