At the movies in Kingston: October 25 edition

Ad Astra, the story of one man’s journey through space to uncover the truth about his missing father, is currently playing at The Screening Room. As his ‘Weekend Pick,’ Bill Gowsell says “I feel like this movie didn’t get enough love and attention when it came out at the beginning of September.” Submitted image.

Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ A new king is coming to the box office, and some classic horror tales are back on the big screen for the week of Halloween.

Here is what’s new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.

Landmark Cinemas

Countdown is a horror adventure just in time for Halloween. After a nurse downloads an app that predicts the time and day anyone will die, she learns that she only has three days left to live. How will she outlive the app? No doubt there will be many thrills and chills with this horror flick.

Jesus is King: A Kanye West Film brings the musical arrangements of Kanye West into a unique film. The movie explores an art installation by James Turrell in the Arizona Painted Dessert which is paired with West’s traditional gospel chosen songs and new music from his forthcoming album of the same name.

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

Cineplex Odeon

The Lighthouse starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe is a tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote island in New England. Set in the 1890s, this film will make viewers question what they are seeing as they follow the tale of the two isolated men and how they survive their lonely life.

Saturday’s family favourite’s is the 10:00 a.m. showing of Paw Patrol: Ready Race Rescue.

Saturday the Metropolitan Opera returns with a 12:55 p.m. showing of Manon.

The Studio Ghibli Fest returns with a Sunday showing at 12:55 p.m. of Spirited Away.

Sunday has the Bolshoi Ballet on the big screen for a 4:00 p.m. showing of Raymonda.

Countdown also starts this weekend at Cineplex.

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

The Screening Room

Ad Astra begins this week at the Screening Room. The story of an astronaut in search of his father in the deepest parts of space is more reminiscent of Apocalypse Now then The Martian.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show starts this Saturday for a limited run. The cult classic needs no description.

In the spirit of Halloween, The Screening Room is showing two classic horror tales with The House on Haunted Hill (1959) and the 1981 classic Evil Dead on Halloween night.  

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

Weekend Pick

I would say go see Ad Astra because I feel like this movie didn’t get enough love and attention when it came out at the beginning of September. However, this week is all about Halloween, and if you are looking for a fright, The Screening Room has you covered.

Have a great week. Stay safe while trick or treating, and wherever you end up, 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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