At the movies in Kingston: November 8 edition

The cinematic masterpiece by Wim Wenders, Wings of Desire comes back to the big screen where it belongs at The Screening Room.
Photo by Everett Collection / Rex Features ( 716635a ) ‘Wings of Desire’, (aka ‘Der Himmel Uber Berlin’), Bruno Ganz ‘Wings of Desire’ film – 1987

Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ The memory of a haunted hotel will come back to the big screen this week and scare audiences all over the world.

Here is what’s new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.

Landmark Cinemas

Doctor Sleep starring Ewan McGregor as the grown-up Danny Torrance of The Shining brings the world of Stephen King back to the big screen. This time we get to see how an adult version of the character is coping with his special abilities. No matter how old he gets, it seems like Danny just can’t escape what happened at the Overlook Hotel when he was a young boy. The film is based on the best-selling novel of the same name written by Stephen King.

Midway is director Roland Emmerich’s retelling of the pivotal battle of the pacific war in World War II. Expect lots of high-flying action as the American fleet engages the Japanese in a crucial naval battle.

Last Christmas is the first Christmas movie out of the gate starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding. This romantic comedy is about Kate and Tom, and how a chance meeting brings these two together.

Playing with Fire is a zany comedy about an elite group of firefighters who rescue a family of kids from a wildfire, then must babysit the kids until the parents are found.

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

Cineplex Odeon

Jojo Rabbit is a dark comedy from director Taika Waititi. The story is set in Germany during World War II where a young German boy who is isolated from his peers, makes a friend in an imaginary version of Adolf Hitler. The boy’s world views are challenged by a girl who forces him to confront his own worst fears.

Saturday’s family favourite’s is the 10:00 am showing of Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

Doctor Sleep, Midway and Last Christmas also start this weekend at Cineplex.

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

The Screening Room

The Matrix is back on the big screen for a special presentation on Friday November 8. This action-packed sci fi hit is meant to be seen on the big screen.

Pain and Glory is a retrospective film looking at different parts of the life of film maker Salvador Mallo.

The 1987 Wim Wenders film Wings of Desire starts showing this week. The film tells the story of two angels that roam the city of Berlin, and the encounters they have with the people in the city. Hailed as a classic, Wings of Desire is a cinematic experience meant for the big screen. 

The Awakening From the Meaning Crisis lecture series continues this week. See details below for this lecture series by John Vervaeke.
Awakening from the Meaning Crisis

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

Weekend Pick

This week belongs to Doctor Sleep. The follow up film to The Shinning will draw out fans of the original, and the cast and popularity of the book will pack the multiplexes this week.

If you are interested in seeing how the director of Independence Day handles World War II, then Midway is your choice this weekend.

The Screening Room has two great films on their docket for the week. The Matrix is meant to be seen on the big screen plus Wings of Desire seems like a classic film ready to be rediscovered by a new audience.

Have a great week and 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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