Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ War comes to the silver screen this week with a history lesson meant to be seen on the big screens. Here is what’s new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Jan. 10, 2019.
1917 tells the story of two brothers in the British army in World War I who race against time to cross enemy territory to relay a message about an aborted attack. If they fail, thousands will die.
Like a Boss is the story of two friends who founded their own cosmetics company, but run into financial trouble. A buyout from an industry titan strains their friendship, and could jeopardize their relationship and their company.
Just Mercy is the story of a famed civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, played by Michael B. Jordan, as he works to free a death row inmate. This film is based on a true story.
Check out the link below for showtimes for all films at Landmark Cinemas.
Underwater starring Kristen Stewart plunges viewers deep beneath the sea. After an earthquake, the crew of an underwater research facility struggle to get to safety, only to learn that the earthquake may have released their doom. Think Alien but under the sea.
The 10:00 a.m. Saturday Family Favourites returns with Abominable.
The Met Opera also returns this weekend with a 12:55 p.m. Saturday showing of Wozzeck.
Sunday brings a special presentation of Andre Rieu: 70 Years Young.
Sunday also has Dabangg 3. The adventures of Chulbul Pandey continue as he encounters figures from his corrupt past.
1917 also opens this weekend at Cineplex.
For further information about showtimes at Cineplex Odeon, check out the link below.
The Screening Room
Uncut Gems stars Adam Sandler as a jeweler trying to gamble is way out of trouble with a series of complicated and difficult bets. This film has brought critical acclaim to Sandler for his role in the gritty crime drama.
At the 7 p.m. Sunday showing of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a brief discussion about culture and spirituality will take place following the film.
Sunday’s Cinematica Classic “Classic Art House with Janus Films” series offers Ali: Fear Eats the Soul. In this 1974 film, an affair between a lonely widow and an Arab worker leads to a relationship that surprises the two and shocks their families and friends.
For further details about times and movies playing at The Screening Room, check out the link below.
This will be the weekend that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is knocked off the top of the box office. 1917 has critical praise, awards from the recent Golden Globes ceremony, and with master filmmaker Sam Mendes behind the camera, I’m sure it won’t disappoint.
Have a great week!
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.