At the movies in Kingston: March 1 edition

Green Book, the Academy Award Winner for Best Picture, is playing at a number of local movie theatres this week, Submitted photo.

Welcome back to At the Movies in Kingston. Here is what is new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Mar. 1, 2019. The Academy Awards have been handed out and those films lucky to receive these distinguished awards are now being sent back to the big screen for an Oscar victory lap.


Landmark Cinemas:

The only new movie to open this weekend is Greta. The story focuses on a young woman, who happens to befriend a lonely older woman. This friendship is anything but chance, and the young woman is about to learn that her new pal is not what she seems.

Coming back to the big screen is the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, the animated hit Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Green Book, and A Star is Born. If you are curious and haven’t seen some of this years’ critically acclaimed films, or want to revisit some of them, then Landmark is the spot for you this weekend.

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


Cineplex Odeon:

Playing at 10:00 on Saturday is the Family Favourites Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. For Harry Potter fans, this is your chance to jump back into the magical world and catch the second film in the Fantastic Beasts prequel series.

The Metropolitan Opera series continues with Saturday, March 2 showing of La Fille du Régiment on the big screens.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is also coming back to the Cineplex Odeon this weekend.  

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


The Screening Room:

The regular schedule for The Screening Room will return on Monday March 4th after the Kingston Canadian Film Festival.

Adding to that list of current scheduled films is the start of the Screening Room’s Series: The Neon Lights of Michael Mann. This series begins on Thursday, March 7 with Thief. The 1981 crime drama directed by Mann, stars James Caan in Mann’s debut film. Here Caan is an aging safe cracker who plans to leave the criminal element behind after one last heist. This is the film that introduced Mann and launched his career as a director.

The Screening Room continues their celebration of 2019 Oscar winners, from Best Documentary winner Free Solo to the Best Picture winner Green Book, if you are looking to catch up on many award winners, The Screening Room can get you caught up.

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


The Kingston Canadian Film Festival

This yearly event shines a light on the best and brightest Canadian film has to offer. Since 2001, hundreds of films and short films have been screened to audiences. From special events, like an evening with Biff Naked to an afternoon with Gerry Dee, cinema lovers will have plenty to choose from over the four days of the 2019 festival.

From Canadian and local short film submissions, to Brigitte Berman’s Hugh Hefner’s After Dark: Speaking Out in America, the Kingston Canadian Film Festival is filled with films from across the nation made by a diverse set of filmmakers.

Check out the schedule below to see what you can still get tickets too.


Weekend Pick:

This is the weekend to catch up on the Oscar winners and find out why they were worthy of their awards. For those looking to check out the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, make your choices quick as many of the screenings are starting to sell out.


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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