At the movies in Kingston: February 14 edition

Clemency tells the story of a prison warden who has taken part in many executions, and finds herself facing psychological demons with an upcoming execution. The film is currently playing at The Screening Room as part of its Sunday Perspective Screenings. Submitted image.

Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ It’s Valentine’s Weekend and a slew of new films are about to hit the big screen. From a fast-moving video game hedgehog to the reboot of the perfect island getaway, here is what’s new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting February 14.

Landmark Cinemas

Sonic the Hedgehog brings the classic videogame character to life on the screen. Sonic is learning to adapt to Earth, and teams up with Tom, played by James Marsden, to defend the planet against Dr. Robotnik, played by Jim Carrey.

Fantasy Island is back on the big screen with a new adaptation from the classic television show. This time, Mr. Roarke, played by Michael Pena offers guests of the island the greatest fantasies of all, which turn into deadly nightmares.

The Photograph is the story of the death of a photographer and how her daughter deals with the fallout of losing her mom. A mysterious photograph is found and forces the daughter to investigate her mother’s past, while navigating the pitfalls of a new relationships with an investigative reporter.

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

Cineplex Odeon

The 10:00 a.m. Saturday Family Favourites is Playing with Fire.

The Metropolitan Opera returns to the silver screen with the 12:00 p.m. showing of Akhnaten.

Sonic the Hedgehog, and Fantasy Island also open this weekend at Cineplex.

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

The Screening Room

Sunday’s Cinematica Classic “Classic Art House with Janus Films” series offers Shock Corridor. This 1963 film is the story of reporter Johnny Barrett, played by Peter Breck, who commits himself to a mental hospital to investigate a murder. As the reporter narrows down the suspects, insanity starts to take hold of the reporter.

Clemency is part of the Sunday Perspective Screenings. In Clemency, Alfre Woodard plays a prison warden who has taken part in many executions over the years. Now with an upcoming execution, the warden is forced to confront the multiple psychological demons that she has acquired thanks to her job.

The Screening Room is also showing multiple Oscar nominated and Oscar winners from this year, including Jojo Rabbit, Parasite, Ford v Ferrari, Bombshell, and Knives Out.

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

Weekend Pick

It looks like Sonic the Hedgehog will be the number one movie this weekend. After public criticism over the original look of the main character, the newly redesigned speedster looks to clean up this weekend at the box office.

For those who are interested in all films related to the Oscars this year, check out the Screening Room. They have a multiple winners and nominees that you will want to see on the big screen. Looking ahead, the 20th annual Kingston Canadian Film Festival has tickets on sale now. Check out their website below to purchase your tickets and to scout out the program for the upcoming festivities.

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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