At the movies in Kingston: March 8 edition

WWI in Colour: They Shall Not Grow Old is playing this week at The Screening Room. Submitted image.


Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ Here is what is new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Mar. 8, 2019.

Landmark Cinemas:

Marvel Studios launches Captain Marvel this weekend in practically every theatre in the building. In IMAX, 3D, and regular viewing, Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel, will dominate the multiplexes. This is the first female led Marvel movie and will tie in with April’s Avengers: Endgame. Get your tickets in advance as this movie will no doubt sell out multiple showings over the weekend.

Apollo 11 opens this weekend as well. The documentary featuring footage of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins will bring the clarity of reality to this historical lunar mission.

To make your plans for this weekend, check out the link below for showtimes for all films at the Landmark Cinemas.


Cineplex Odeon:

Captain Marvel opens this weekend at Cineplex as well. From 3D Ultra AVX, regular Ultra AVX, 3D and regular screenings, Captain Marvel will be the talk of the town at both Landmark and Cineplex.

Playing at 10:00 on Saturday is the Family Favourites Paw Patrol-Mighty Pups. Families with young kids who are fans of the hero dogs will no doubt be interested in this film.

The Metropolitan Opera series continues with Saturday’s showing of Carmen on the big screens.

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


The Screening Room:

Starting this weekend at The Screening Room is Stan & Ollie. Set in 1953, Stan & Ollie is about a variety hall tour in Britain for the famed comedy duo of Laurel & Hardy. Reconnecting with their fans and completing a successful tour, this legendary comedy duo is facing a future where Laurel & Hardy will only be a memory.

Climax is about a group of dancers who while rehearsing consume copious amounts of LSD laced sangria. The mind-altering affects will alter the lives of the dancers forever. Based on the trailer, this not a movie for young kids.

Arctic stars Mads Mikkelsen as a man who is trapped in the arctic after a plane crash. He must decide if he should leave the safety of his camp and seek help or stay at his shelter.

They Shall Not Grow Old is the First World War documentary by Oscar winning director Peter Jackson. Jackson has used modern technology to take archival footage from the war, slow it down, colourize it, and provide a voice to the soldiers in the footage.

The Screening Room’s Series: The Neon Lights of Michael Mann continues with the March 14 showing of Mann’s 1986 film Manhunter. Based on Thomas Harris story, Will Graham, former FBI profiler must come out of retirement to track the serial murderer named ‘The Tooth Fairy’. Considered to be far superior to the later remake featuring Edward Norton, this film stars William Peterson as Graham, and Brian Cox in the role of Dr. Hannibal Lector.

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


Weekend Pick:

Captain Marvel will be huge this weekend. Fans of the comics will flock to the theatres, but this is the first movie in a long while that has popcorn blockbuster written all over it.

Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old looks amazing from the trailer and appears to offer a unique look at the common solider who fought in the First World War over century ago.

The Ka’tarohkwi Festival of Indigenous Arts continues this week at the Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts, with their third film night, Kayak to Klemtu. Playing on Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019. The show starts at 6:30 pm.


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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