At the movies in Kingston: June 21 edition

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind tells the story of the beloved Canadian singer-songwriter, and is currently playing at The Screening Room. Submitted image.


Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ The toys are back in town and they are going to sell out the movie theatres this weekend.

Here is what’s new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting Friday, Jun. 21, 2019.


Landmark Cinemas:

Toy Story 4 brings Woody, Buzz and all the other favourites from the Toy Story franchise back to the big screen for a fourth installment. This time the toys new owner Bonnie takes the toys on a road trip where Woody gets lost with a new toy named Forky. As usual with this series of films, kids and adults alike will love the story as toys deal with existential questions about life with humour. Keanu Reeves makes his Pixar debut by voicing the Canadian action figure Duke Kaboom.

Anna is the latest action epic from director Luc Besson. The story focuses on a government assassin named Anna, and how she survives in her deadly world of espionage and betrayal.

Annabelle Comes Home starts Tuesday. The continuation in the sinister doll series, Annabelle the malevolent doll is supposedly locked up safe from causing trouble. Trouble begins as Annabelle awakens the sinister spirits connected with the other items in the room.

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



Cineplex Odeon:


Child’s Play brings a reboot to the original killer doll series of the 1980’s. This time the maniacal doll is voiced by Mark Hamill.

The Saturday morning 10 a.m. Family Favourites is E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

National Theatre Live continues with Saturday’s 12:55 pm showing of All About Eve.

Annabelle Comes Home and Toy Story 4 are also playing at Cineplex.

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



The Screening Room:

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind is a retrospective of musician Gordon Lightfoot. Using archival footage and interviews, the musician reflects on the highs and lows of his music career.

The Souvenir is about a young film student who starts to come out of her shell. She begins to defy her controlling mother and ignores her friends for a burgeoning relationship. The intensity of the romance could spell disaster.

Asako I & II is the story of a young girl named Asako who falls in love with a drifter, only to see him disappear. Years later, they meet again, or so Asako thinks, and the relationship begins again. Complications begin when the past actions of Asako start to catch up to her.

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


Kingston Family Fun World

Kingston Family Fun World Drive-In extends their hours this week. They will now be open from Friday to Sunday and Tuesday to Thursday. Toy Story 4 and Aladdin are on Screen 1, The Secret Life of Pets 2 and The Hustle are on Screen 2, and Men in Black: International and Godzilla: King of the Monsters is showing on Screen 3.

Please check the Kingston Family Fun World website for movie times for this weekend.


Movies in the Square

Movies in the Square for Thursday, Jun. 27 is the classic comedy Wayne’s World. The show begins at dusk, and the event is free. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair.


Weekend Pick:

The weekend belongs to Toy Story 4. For three movies the filmmakers at Pixar have outdone themselves in creating masterpieces. The reviews are in, and Toy Story 4 is being hailed as another jewel in the crown. Whether you are 8 or 80, Toy Story 4 will be a great time at the movie theatres this weekend.

Music fans will want to check out the Screening Room’s Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind. The film is being hailed as an honest look at the life of Gordon Lightfoot and will pull no punches as the musician himself looks back at his career.


Enjoy your movie choice this weekend.


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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