At the movies in Kingston: October 4 edition

Miles Davis: Birth of Cool, currently playing at The Screening Room, is Bill Gowsell’s Weekend Pick for the week starting Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Submitted image.

Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ The box office is going to get a little silly this week with the arrival of the clown prince of crime.

Here is what’s new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Oct. 4, 2019.

Landmark Cinemas

Joker is the talk of Hollywood and the film festival circuit this fall. The origin story of Batman’s greatest enemy is being played out on the screen as audiences get to watch how a disturbed man named Arthur descends into madness and becomes one of the greatest villains on the comic page and silver screen.

My People, My Country is comprised of seven short stories from various directors about seven moments since the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The film is presented in Mandarin with English subtitles.

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

www.landmarkcinemas.com

Cineplex Odeon

Saturday’s family favourite’s is the 10:00 am showing of classic comedy The Muppet Movie.

Roger Waters Us + Them can be seen at a single 12:55 p.m. showing on October 5.

Sunday, October 6, a special screening of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is playing at 12:55 p.m.

Joker also opens this weekend at Cineplex.

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

www.cineplex.com/Theatre/cineplex-odeon-gardiners-road-cinemas#filter

The Screening Room

Miles Davis: Birth of Cool from Emmy winning director Stanley Nelson gives audiences a rare and behind the scenes look at Miles Davis. The film aims to give audiences a deep dive into the man who is credited with being one of the greatest jazz musicians of the 20th Century.

Aces & Knaves gives viewers an in-depth look at the world of bridge and the high stakes of this competitive card game.

Tim Heidecker’s Mister America is the true account of Tim Heidecker and his attempt to run for San Bernardino District Attorney. Heidecker just barely beat a charge of murder after selling faulty e-cigarettes at a music festival and is seeking political office as way to enact revenge on the District Attorney who prosecuted him.

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

www.screeningroomkingston.com/calendar  

Weekend Pick

Miles Davis: Birth of Cool looks like the best film for this week. Fans will love the detailed look at the musician’s life, and new listeners will hear some of the best jazz of the last century.

The Muppet Movie is back on the big screen this Saturday at Cineplex. The film is forty years old and is still as funny as the day it was released. Take your kids to see this movie.

Joker is expected to be the number one film at the box office this week. Whatever you choose to see, remember to be kind, 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.

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