At the movies in Kingston: March 6 edition

The Kingston Irish Film Festival, presented by Harp of Tara, kicks off tonight and continues throughout the day on Saturday, Mar. 7, 2020. Submitted image.

Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ The box office looks to continue Onward this weekend with a slew of new pics. Here is what’s new this week at Kingston cinemas starting Friday, Mar. 6, 2020.

Landmark Cinemas

Onward is the next film from the animation powerhouse Pixar, and it looks to be another entertaining tearjerker like Pixar is known for. The story is about two elf boys named Barley and Ian, who go on a quest to resurrect their long dead father. The reviews for this film have been quite good and there will certainly be a high box office take for the opening weekend.

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

Cineplex Odeon

The Way Back stars Ben Affleck as an alcoholic basketball coach who tries to lead his team to victory.

Emma brings Jane Austen’s literary world back to the big screen with Anya Taylor-Joy as the titular character in 19th Century England. Emma can’t stop herself from getting involved in the personal lives of her friends.

The 10:45 a.m. Saturday Family Favourites is Missing Link.

The Metropolitan Opera brings back Wozzeck for a Saturday at 12:00 p.m. encore showing.

Sunday offers a 3:30 p.m. showing of the Hindi film Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan.

Onward also opens this weekend at Cineplex.

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

The Screening Room

Sunday’s Cinematica Classic ‘Classic Art House with Janus Films’ series offers Gimme Shelter. This 1970 documentary follows the 1969 Rolling Stones US tour, which chronicles the clash between a few dozen members of the Hells Angels and hundreds of thousand concert goers at the Altamont Speedway in San Francisco.

Greed is a satirical look at the super wealthy. Steve Coogan plays a billionaire fashion mogul who is trying to plan a lavish 60th birthday party. The ridiculous of the rich is on display in this film.

The Assistant chronicles the life of Jane, an assistant to a powerful executive. While Jane dutifully tries to follow her job to the letter, she quickly learns that her boss is abusive and there is no one who will help her.

63 Up Director Michael Apted revisits adults that he interviewed between a seven-year span. The documentary aims to look at how our earliest influences in life can predetermine our outcomes.

National Theatre Live: Fleabag will have two shows March 8, and 11 at The Screening Room.  

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

The Harp of Tara Irish Film Festival at Queens University

The Kingston Branch of the Harp of Tara, an Irish cultural society, is hosting their first film festival on Friday, Mar. 6 and Saturday, Mar. 7, 2020 at the Queens University International Centre. Located at 69 Union Street on the second floor of Michael Hall, the film festival looks to bring a little bit of Irish cinematic wonder to Kingston.

With a line up of four films over the two-day period, there is plenty of Ireland to see on the big screen this weekend.

Playing Friday, Mar. 6 at 7 p.m. is The Snapper which kicks off the festival. Continuing into Saturday, Mar. 7 at 3pm is Into the West followed by the 6 p.m. showing of The Boys and Girls of County Clare and finishing off at 8 p.m. with the Daniel Day-Lewis drama The Boxer.

Admission for the event is $5 per movie, $3 for students. A two-day pass costs $15 dollars, and a special family rate of $3 per adult and $2 per child is available.

Weekend Pick

More events are being added to the 20th annual Kingston Canadian Film Festival, which begins next week. Check out their website here and get your tickets while you still can.

The Irish Film Festival looks like a great time and has some interesting films for their first festival. The Boxer is an excellent movie that shows yet again how talented Daniel Day-Lewis is.

Check out the Harp of Tara Kingston website for more info about their festival.

I think this weekend belongs to my kids and Pixar. They have rarely let us down, and I, for one, am excited to see some original content like Onward. Enjoy the show wherever you end up this weekend.

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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