At the movies in Kingston: July 19 edition

Rocketman tells the story of the formative years of one of rock and roll’s greatest icons, Elton John, and is playing at The Screening Room from now until Thursday, Jul. 25, 2019. Submitted image.

Welcome back to ‘At the Movies in Kingston.’ A new king is about to crowned for box office glory.
Here is what’s new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Jul. 19, 2019.

Landmark Cinemas

The Lion King is back on the screen with the updated ‘live action’ version by director Jon Favreau. The story is much the same as the original animated tale. This time we watch the story of Simba in computer generated imaging on a real backdrop. While the movie will follow the original story closely, the film is being hailed as masterpiece in innovation. Even if you are not interested in seeing the same movie again, The Lion King will be worth the price of admission for the amazing visuals on the big screen.

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

Cineplex Odeon

The Saturday morning 10 am Family Favourites is Missing Link.

The National Theatre Live returns to Cineplex this Saturday with Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch at 12:55 pm.

The Lion King also opens this weekend at Cineplex.

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

The Screening Room

Rocketman brings the electricity and musical genius of Elton John to the Screening Room starting this Friday. This is a biopic that doesn’t skimp on the details about the famed musician, accompanied with all his classic hits.

The Last Black Man in San Francisco is the story of Jimmie Fails and his dream to reclaim his family home in the city by the bay. Jimmie’s quest seems impossible, but the movie is a wonderful tale of finding your place in the changing world.

The Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Murdering Mind series continues with this week’s showing of the 1943 Hitchcock great Shadow of a Doubt. The film is about a crazed murderer named Charlie Oakley who suspects he will be apprehended. Attempting to lose the police, Charlie hides out with family in the country, who know nothing of his psychotic ways. Until a niece starts to suspect good old Uncle Charlie.

The Cinematica Classic movie for the month is the 1983 film Pauline at the Beach. Join Pauline as she spends a holiday with her cousin on the coast of Brittany. Bask in the sun and watch as Pauline navigates the interest of three men she meets on her holiday.

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

Kingston Family Fun World

Kingston Family Fun World Drive-In is the place to be this summer. This week The Lion King and Aladdin areon Screen 1, Toy Story 4 and Dark Phoenix are on Screen 2, and Spider Man: Far From Home and Crawl are showing on Screen 3.

Please check the link below for start times for each movie.

Movies in the Square

Movies in the Square will return on Thursday, Aug. 8 with The Incredibles 2.

Weekend Pick

The Lion King will be the number one film at the box office, but there is so much to see this week.

The Screening Room continues their Hitchcock love with their showing of Shadow of a Doubt. This is regarded as one of Hitchcock’s favourite films, and If you are a fan of suspense and Hitchcock, this is the film to see this weekend.

The movie theatres will be busy this weekend. Be kind, patient, and say thanks to any of the employees who help bring the cinema alive in Kingston.

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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