At the Movies in Kingston: February 15 edition

Free Solo tells the story of the first free solo climb of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Submitted image.

Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston!’ Here is what is new at Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.


Landmark Cinemas:

Opening this week is the James Cameron produced Alita: Battle Angel. Set in the future, half cyborg Alita awakens with no memory in a world that she does not recognize. Taken in by a caring doctor named Ido, Alita faces a choice of staying sheltered by Ido from her past, or triggering her memories and finding out who she really is. The commercials are promising a lot of action for this movie, and they encourage you to catch the movie in IMAX.

Isn’t it Romantic is about a young woman, played by Rebel Wilson, who finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy. For those looking for a date movie to see this weekend, Isn’t It Romantic fits the bill.

Happy Death Day 2U is the sequel to the successful 2017 horror film about a woman who repeatedly dies as she tries to stop her own murder. In the sequel, the main character played by Jessica Rothe must now help her friends who have been caught in this death loop.

Wandering Earth is a Chinese science fiction adventure about a future when the Sun dies out and the citizens of Earth build giant planet thrusters to sail Earth to a new star system. The long journey brings unknown dangers, and it is up to a group of young people to ensure everyone’s survival.

Ralph Breaks the Internet returns to the theatres for a short time this weekend. This will be your last chance to see the lovable villain and how he interacts with the world of the Internet.

For specific showtimes, check out the schedule in the link below.


Cineplex Odeon:

Alita: Battle Angel, Happy Death Day 2U, Isn’t It Romantic, and Ralph Breaks the Internet are also opening at Cineplex this weekend.

The Favourite is about Queen Anne of England, and her friendship with Lady Sarah. The politics of 18th Century England and the desire for redemption in the aristocratic world drive the heart of this movie.  The Favourite is also nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars.

Playing at 11:00 on Saturday for the Family Movies screening is The House With A Clock In It’s Walls. The movie is about a young boy named Lewis who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house that just happens to have a heart in the middle of it. Poor Lewis also awakens a secret world of witches and warlocks.

For specific showtimes, check out the schedule in the link below.


The Screening Room:

The Screening Room has maintained a lot of last week’s schedule for the upcoming week, like Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, Mary Queen of Scots, Shoplifters, If Beale Street Could Talk, A Star is Born, and Vice.

They have also added the Oscar nominated documentary Free Solo. The story of the first free solo climb of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park is a must see on the big screen.

Cold War is about two Polish musicians who are caught in their Soviet dominated nation following World War II. They dream of escaping to the freedom of the West. Cold War is nominated for Best Foreign Language film at this years Oscars.

The Screening Room also has their staff pic of the month which is Hale County This Morning, This Evening, which follows the lives of African American men Daniel and Quincy. The trailer alone for this film shows that filmmaker RaMell Ross is a brilliant new force on the movie scene.   

For specific showtimes, check out the schedule in the link below.


Weekend Pick:

If you are trying to catch up on the big Oscar films for this year, then head to The Screening Room. The downtown Kingston theatre is overflowing with Oscar movies this week.

For those who are looking to be amazed, then The Screening Room offers two opportunities with Free Solo and Hale County This Morning, This Evening.


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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