At the movies in Kingston: February 21 edition

Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, and Florence Pugh is currently playing at The Screening Room, offering those who missed the acclaimed film the chance to see it on the big screen. Submitted photo.

Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ Sonic the Hedgehog blew away expectations at the box office last weekend. This week, Harrison Ford returns to the silver screen in The Call of the Wild. Here is everything new at Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.

Landmark Cinemas

The Call of the Wild is based on the Jack London novel about a dog named Buck and a lonely prospector named John Thornton. They meet in the Gold Rush of 1890 in Alaska and forge a bond that is inseparable.

Brahms: The Boy II is another February horror film. This time a young family moves into the guest house on the estate of the Heelshire Mansion. Evil is lurking on the grounds and when the son of the family finds and makes friends with a human like doll, terror rips through the house.

Downhill start Will Ferrell and Julia-Louis Dreyfus as a married couple that are on a downward slide. After surviving an avalanche, the couple starts to question their relationship and where to go next.

Terra Willy: Unexplored Planet is an animated tale of a young boy who is separated from his parents and lands on a wild uninhabited planet. Thankfully he has a robot named Buck who will help him stay alive until a rescue mission can arrive.

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

Cineplex Odeon

The 10:00 a.m. Saturday Family Favourites is The Land Before Time.

Saturday has a 3 p.m. showing of the Hindi film Love Aaj Kal.

The Bolshoi Ballet returns to the silver screen with the Sunday 12:55 p.m. showing of Swan Lake.

The Call of the Wild, and Brahms: The Boy II 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 An Angel at My Table. This 1990 Jane Campion film is the story of New Zealand’s most noted author Janet Frame. The film follows the life of Frame from childhood through poverty to international acclaim for her work.

Little Women is Greta Gerwig’s latest acclaimed film about the March sisters adapted from the famous literary work. If you have not seen the well reviewed and Oscar-worthy film on the big screen, now is your weekend at the Screening Room.

Les Miserables is the story of the 2005 Paris riots and how a recent transplant to the city police discovers how hostile underworld relationships are in the City of Light.

A Hidden Life is another World War II film from a new perspective. The movie is the true story of a conscientious objector named Franz Jagerstatter, who refused to fight for the Nazi’s in World War II.

In celebration of the 2020 Brier coming to Kingston, Men with Brooms will be screening this Sunday at 4 p.m.

The Kingston Psychedelic Society presents From Shock to Awe on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 at 7 p.m. This is the story of two combat veterans who ditch the pharmaceutical medicine in favour of psychedelic drugs to treat their trauma.  

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 still be number one at the box office. There are plenty of films available for any movie goer in the city. I’m personally looking forward to The Call of the Wild.

Tickets are on sale now for 20th annual Kingston Canadian Film Festival. The festival has a detailed list of events that any film lover would enjoy. Have a look at 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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