At the movies in Kingston: March 22 edition

The Screening Room’s next installment of the Cinematica Classic ‘All That Jazz’ takes place on Sunday,Mar. 24, 2019. Submitted image.


Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ Here is what is new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Mar. 22, 2019.


Landmark Cinemas:

The only new release this week is US by director Jordan Peele. A family trip to the beach for rest and relaxation turns into a nightmare, as a familiar looking group of visitors torments them. As director Jordan Peele and the cast has stated many times in the press interviews for this movie, US is a horror movie.

The 20th anniversary of Cruel Intentions sees that film’s return to screen. If you are a fan of this teen drama, this is the weekend to check it out on the silver screen.

Saturday is also the day you can get an advanced screening of Shazam! at Landmark Cinemas. This is the story of a boy named Billy Batson who is given super powers when ever he calls out the word ‘Shazam.’ Billed as an action comedy, this is the latest entry in the DC comic book movie universe. The movie opens in April.

To make your plans for this weekend, check out the link below for showtimes for all films at the Landmark Cinemas.


Cineplex Odeon:

US also opens this weekend at Cineplex Odeon.

The Hummingbird Project starts this weekend at Cineplex. The world of high frequency trading is spotlighted in this thriller about two brothers who dream of developing a fibre optic cable that will enable them to make millions in stock trades.

Saturday has the Stratford Festival showing of Coriolanus. Fans of theatre and Shakespeare will want to check out the display of theatre talent.

The Saturday morning 10 am Family Favourites at Cineplex offers viewers a chance to see Smallfoot on the big screen.

Cineplex is also giving an advanced screening of Shazam! on Saturday afternoon.

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



The Screening Room:

Sunday, Mar. 24 at 7 p.m., is the next installment of the Cinematica Classic All That Jazz. The Bob Fosse directed drama stars Roy Scheider as Joe Gideon a stand in for the real Fosse. Scheider gives the performance of his career in this role as he tries to balance his life of staging a new musical by day and editing his latest film at night. This showing features the 40th anniversary digital restoration version of the film.

The Screening Room’s Series: The Neon Lights of Michael Mann, finishes with the March 28 showing of Mann’s big screen version of his classic 80’s television series Miami Vice. Starring Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx, this updated version of the vice cops in Miami brings an intense amount of action to big screen.

The staff pick of the month at The Screening Room is Ash is Purest White. Qiao fires a gun defending a mobster that she loves and ends up spending fives years in prison for her actions. When she is released, Qiao goes looking for her mobster boyfriend in hopes of picking up their relationship from where they left off.

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


Weekend Pick:

US will rule the box office. Horror films tend to do well in their opening weekend and audiences are clamoring to know what writer/director Jordan Peele will bring to the big screen. His first film Get Out was rightly praised and won the filmmaker his first Oscar. Audiences will flock to see this new film from the brilliant Peele.


Shazam! being screened early is a risky venture for Warner Bros. They don’t have the best track record in producing good super hero movies. Is Shazam! a hilarious film that audiences will love? Or will these early screenings doom the big screen adventures of the Superman-like character.


The Ka’tarohkwi Festival of Indigenous Arts finishes this week at the Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts. Tuesday, Mar. 26 is the fourth film night highlighting the short films of filmmaker Lisa Jackson.

For further details and show times, check out the link below.


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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