At the movies in Kingston: December 13 edition

The Good Liar starring Ian McKellan and Helen Mirren tells the story of a couple that met online, and how a life-long conman ends up caring for the woman he intended to swindle. Submitted photo.

Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ The box office is about to go to the next level with this week’s newest releases.

Here is what’s new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.

Landmark Cinemas

Jumanji: The Next Level brings the cast back from Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. This time the game has changed, and the characters are different. Forced into new worlds, led by Dwayne Johnson, the cast will have to brave new lands to rescue one of their own.

Black Christmas is about a group of sorority sisters who discover that the crazed killer that is harassing them is part of a conspiracy at their college.

Richard Jewell is the true-life story of security guard Richard Jewell and how, after he spotted an explosive device at the 1996 Olympics and evacuated the area to protect guests, was falsely accused of being the bomber. This film hopes to tell the true story of this forgotten hero.

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

Cineplex Odeon

The 10 a.m. Saturday morning family favourite is the recent animated film from Universal, Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch.

The Metropolitan Opera has a 12:00 noon encore of Manon on Saturday.

Sunday has an encore presentation of the Bolshoi Ballet’s The Nutcracker.

Jumanji: The Next Level also opens this weekend at Cineplex.

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

The Screening Room

Fantastic Fungi is a documentary about mushrooms and explores how truly remarkable these organisms are.

The Good Liar has Ian McKellen as a conman who thinks he found an easy target in the recently widowed Betty played by Helen Mirren. The charlatan’s swindle goes awry and escalates into a dangerous cat and mouse game with dire consequences.

The Two Popes is the story of how Pop Benedict and Pope Francis forged a future for the scandal-plagued Catholic Church. This is another Netflix film that is in search of Oscar glory.

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

Weekend Pick

Jumanji: The Next Level will be number one this weekend, but it’s reign at the box office will be short lived. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives on the big screen next week. If you are hoping to see the conclusion to the Skywalker saga on opening weekend, you may want to get your tickets now. They are selling out fast.

Have a good weekend, drive safely, and enjoy whatever movie you are watching.

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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