At the movies in Kingston: February 22 edition

On the Basis of Sex follows the story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and is showing at the Screening Room this week. Submitted image.

Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ Here is what is new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Feb 22, 2019.

Landmark Cinemas:

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is the conclusion to the popular Dreamworks Animation film series. Hiccup and his faithful dragon, Toothless, face the most dangerous threat to their village of all. To protect their home, they will travel beyond their village to a forgotten world that was thought to be a myth.

Here is a link to the showtimes for all films at Landmark Cinemas.


Cineplex Odeon:

Fighting with My Family is the story of a brother and sister duo that earn a shot at competing in World Wrestling Entertainment. When Paige is selected, and her brother is not, she must push on to prove that she has a right to be competing in the ring as a wrestler.

Playing at 11:00 on Saturday is the Family Favourites Johnny English Strike Again. Rowan Atkinson returns as the bumbling spy in this sequel. A cyber attack has revealed the identities of all spies. It’s up to Johnny English to come out of retirement to save the day.

If you are an opera fan Adriana Lecouvreur from the Metropolitan Opera is playing at 12:00 pm on Saturday February 23.

Sunday February 24 at 12:55 pm is a showing of Young Picasso. This film explores the influences of cities like Barcelona, Paris, and Malaga, and how they influenced the artistic genius.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is also playing at Cineplex this weekend.

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


The Screening Room:

The Screening Room continues their celebration of Oscar nominated films with the showing of Roma. Director Alfonso Cuaron draws on his own personal experiences of life in Mexico City to tell the tale of Cleo, a domestic worker for a family in the Roma district of Mexico City.

Before the Plate tries to bridge the gap between farmers in Canada and the modern consumer. The film follows as products from the farm are grown harvested and then served at a restaurant in Toronto.

On the Basis of Sex follows a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she takes on a ground-breaking tax case with her husband. This case could and will change the course of her professional career.

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival comes to town and will dominate The Screening Room’s schedule for next weekend.

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


Weekend Pick:

If you are looking for family entertainment, the well reviewed How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is your best bet for fresh family fun this weekend.


The Memory Wars Film Festival continues with a showing of Everything is Illuminated at Queen’s University Miller Hall. The film follows an American named Jonathan, played by Elijah Wood, who journeys to Ukraine in search of family history. With the help of a local guide, viewers follow along as Jonathan connects with the places and events that his grandfather experienced during World War II.  The film will be followed by discussion and Q&A.

The Ka’tarohkwi Festival of Indigenous Arts continues at the Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts, with an evening of indigenous short films on February 27. The full schedule and description of each short film can be found below.


Though it doesn’t start until next week, tickets are selling out fast for the Kingston Canadian Film Festival. If you wish to see any of the films being previewed at this all Canadian film fest, check out the link below for showtimes and how to buy tickets.

While there continues to be a variety of films at the big screens this weekend, Sunday is the Oscar telecast. You may wish to catch this celebration of film from the years past. It may inspire you on your next film choice.

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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