At the movies in Kingston: June 14 edition

Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric, and is sure to entertain music enthusiasts of all sorts. Submitted image.

Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ A private eye and the MIB are fighting for supremacy at the box office this weekend.

Here is what’s new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Jun. 14, 2019.


Landmark Cinemas:

Men in Black: International expands the universe of Men in Black and takes the story international with stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. The Thor: Ragnarok duo play MiB agents who are partnered together to save the world from a dangerous alien race.

Shaft the sequel to Samuel L. Jackson’s 2000 movie of the same name brings Jackson back as the nephew of original John Shaft, Richard Roundtree. In this film, Jackson’s Shaft helps his son investigate the death of his friend.

Late Night stars Emma Thompson as a long running late night talk show host, who, with help of a new writer played by Mindy Kaling, adapts to the changing late-night world.

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


Cineplex Odeon:

The Saturday morning 10 a.m. Family Favourites is The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.

National Theatre Live returns to the big screen with Saturday’s 12:55 p.m. showing of The Audience starring Helen Mirren.

Men in Black: International is also playing at Cineplex.

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


The Screening Room:

Echo in the Canyon examines the music scene of Los Angeles’ Laurel Canyon area. It was here in the mid 60’s when a new California sound was derived with bands like the Mamas and the Poppas, The Beach Boys, and The Byrds exploded into popularity. The Laurel Canyon area was the hotbed of the music creativity.

The Dead Don’t Die is directed by Jim Jarmusch and stars Bill Murray and Adam Driver as small-town police officers battling zombies.

Ask Dr. Ruth celebrates one of the most famous sex therapists on her 90th birthday. The film chronicles the life of Dr. Ruth from her childhood surviving the Nazi Holocaust to her frank and honest discussions about sexual health.

John Wick: Chapter 3 the Keanu Reeves action flick starts its run at the downtown cinema. Super assassin John Wick has a bounty on his head and must try and survive.

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 has Men in Black: International and Godzilla: King of the Monsters on Screen 1, Dark Phoenix and Aladdin on Screen 2, and The Secret Life of Pets 2 and The Hustle on Screen 3.

Please check the Kingston Family Fun World website for movie times for this weekend.


Movies in the Square

Movies in the Square for Thursday, Jun. 20 is the time travel classic of the 1980’s, Back to the Future. The show begins at dusk, and the event is free. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair.


Weekend Pick:

Men in Black: International and Shaft will be the top movies of the weekend. Shaft looks like a better film and Samuel L. Jackson is a delight to watch. Men in Black: International seems like a retread of the original Will Smith movie.

Mindy Kaling’s Late Night could be very fun to watch. This was massively popular at the Sundance Film Festival this year and the distribution rights for the film were sold to Amazon Studios for a whopping $13 million dollars. The dynamic of Kaling as the writer to Emma Thompson as the aging host might be the surprise treat of the summer box office.

The Screening Room has added some interesting films that will appeal to a wide variety of audiences. Ask Dr. Ruth would shed some light on the famous sex therapist and help explain how Dr. Ruth came to be who she is. Echo in the Canyon looks to be the most interesting. Music fans will want to check this film out and find out the origins of so many great bands and how the Laurel Canyon area of Los Angeles influenced them in their creativity.


Kingston continues to offer a variety at the box office. Whatever you choose, wherever you go, remember to enjoy the show.


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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