Movie Nights at Kingston Penitentiary

“Step Inside the Silver Screen: Kingston Penitentiary’s Ultimate Movie Experience!”

Imagine watching a film, not just on a screen, but within the very ambiance that resonates with the heart of cinema — a setting steeped in tales of drama, hope, escape, and redemption. This September, Kingston Pen Tours proudly presents the Movie Nights at Kingston Penitentiary series — an unparalleled cinematic experience inside the historic walls of Canada’s oldest maximum-security prison. Get your Tickets HERE Before they are gone.

Over four nights, Kingston Pen will come alive with tales that mirror its storied past:

  • Revel in the surreal journey of Truman Burbank in “The Truman Show” and question the nature of reality.
  • Feel the heart-pounding tension with Clint Eastwood’s escape from the inescapable in “Escape from Alcatraz”.
  • Dive into the hilarious bilingual roller-coaster ride of “Bon Cop, Bad Cop”, witnessing the clash and camaraderie of polar opposites.
  • And find hope amidst despair with “The Shawshank Redemption”, a tale of friendship and perseverance in the face of adversity.

Kingston Penitentiary, a National Historic Site with a legacy spanning over 178 years, offers more than just a viewing: it promises an immersion. Every movie night will be accompanied by a special presentation, revealing anecdotes and tales that bind the reel world with the real history of this iconic institution.

But the experience doesn’t end there! Before the silver screen lights up, you’ll have the chance to indulge in classic movie treats. An indoor concession will be at your service, offering popcorn, soft drinks, and souvenirs to complete your movie night.

As the shadows grow long and the stars peek out, make sure you’ve settled into your own chair under the vast expanse of the sky, surrounded by towering walls that have countless stories to tell.

Prepare for an unmatched cinematic journey, where every frame finds echo in the bricks and bars, where every emotion is amplified by the tales of those who once called Kingston Pen home. Mark your calendars, bring a friend, or come solo to soak in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. When the walls of Kingston Pen meet the world of cinema, magic happens.

Remember, the real world fades at 7 p.m. and the reel world takes over at 8 p.m. Are you ready to step inside the silver screen?

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