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At the movies in Kingston: January 3 edition

Dark Waters is the true story of corporate environmental defense attorney Rob Bilott, who finds himself conflicted after he’s contacted by two West Virginia farmers who believe that the local DuPont plant is dumping toxic waste in the area landfill that is destroying their fields and killing their cattle. The film is currently playing at The Screening Room.

Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ A new decade of cinema about to begin! Here is what’s new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Jan. 3, 2019.

Landmark Cinemas

The Grudge is another remake of the hit Japanese film Ju-On: The Grudge. You might remember the hit Sarah Michelle Gellar film of the same name a few years ago. It seems like The Grudge is trying to capture some box office magic with people who are looking for a fright before school starts again. The film focuses on how if someone dies in the fit of rage, their soul is attached to the place where they were killed. Needless to say, the main characters all somehow get affected by said spirit. The Grudge is part scary movie/haunted house, with no doubt lots of jump scares for the audience.

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

www.landmarkcinemas.com

Cineplex Odeon

The Grudge also opens this weekend at Cineplex.

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

www.cineplex.com/Theatre/cineplex-odeon-gardiners-road-cinemas#filter

The Screening Room

Western Stars celebrates the first studio album that Bruce Springsteen has made in the last five years. This documentary which was co-directed by Springsteen and Thom Zimny is meant to conjure up the mythical idea of the Old West using archival footage and Springsteen’s narration to tell a story while promoting his album.

Dark Waters is the true story of corporate environmental defense attorney Rob Bilott. After being made aware of possible farmland contamination from the local DuPont factory in West Virginia, Rob files a complaint to find out what is happening which is only the beginning of an epic fifteen-year legal battle.

Sunday’s Cinematica Classic is the beginning of the fifteen-week “Classic Art House with Janus Films” series. This Sunday’s premiere film in the series is the 1946 version of Beauty and the Beast. This Jean Cocteau adaptation of the timeless fairy tale will entrance viewers with its subtle and spectacular take of this well-known story.

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

www.screeningroomkingston.com/calendar  

Weekend Pick

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will dominate the box office again. As the January days start to click by there are many great films to see. I suggest you catch up on the award-worthy films that will be in contention at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, and Oscars.

Have a great week, and welcome to a new year of cinema.


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.

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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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