At the movies in Kingston: November 29 edition

Margaret Atwood: A Word after a Word after a Word is Power is a documentary on the work and influence of the famed Canadian author, and the screening offers a Q&A session with the filmmakers after its Sunday night showing at The Screening Room. Submitted image.

Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ It’s American Thanksgiving weekend, and the competition for number one spot at the box office is fierce.

Here is what’s new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Nov. 29, 2019.

Landmark Cinemas

Knives Out is a murder mystery from director Rian Johnson. Inspired by Agatha Christie, this is the tale of a murdered mystery author and the detective that is called in to investigate the conniving family of the late writer, while trying to uncover the murderer.

Queen & Slim is a modern take on the Bonnie and Clyde story. A retail employee and criminal defense lawyer are forced to go on the run. Their actions are caught on camera and, in the process of running from the police, they discover who they are, and how they have become a symbol to so many.  

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

Cineplex Odeon

Saturday’s family favourite’s is the 10:00 a.m. showing of Arthur Christmas.

Saturday also has a special presentation of Across the Stars. This retrospective film chronicles the work of composer John Williams and how his music has been paired so beautifully with some of the most popular and influential films of the last forty years.

Knives Out also starts this weekend at Cineplex.

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

The Screening Room

Speed Racer is the next installment of the Wachowski’s retrospective at the Screening Room. Viewers have a chance to see how this critically panned film has turned into a cult classic.

Marriage Story is garnering awards attention for the riveting performances of Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson as they film explores the struggle of divorce and how the family copes to stay together.

Saturday’s screening of Gift asks viewers to evaluate our dependency on money. Is it possible to reduce our dependence on money by building up our community? This is a pay what you can admission, and their will be a community gift exchange after the film.

Margaret Atwood: A Word after a Word after a Word is Power is a retrospective look at the famed Canadian author and how her work has influenced generations. There is a Q & A with the filmmakers following the Sunday 7 p.m. screening.

Town of Windows presented free of charge by the Kingston and District Labour Council chronicles the fight for compensation for the workers and widows of former workers at the General Electric plant in Peterborough.

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

Weekend Pick

Kids and families will head back to the theatres this weekend for another blast of Frozen II. For those looking for more adult content Knives Out is your best choice.

Enjoy the show this weekend.

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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