If you’re looking for movie theatres in Kingston, Ontario – be it a large blockbuster movie or an obscure movie from Europe, then there are a lot of great choices. Kingston even has a drive-in theatre, and a special Summer event entitled Movies in the Square.
Movie Theatres in Kingston, Ontario:
Cineplex: The Cineplex Odeon is located at 636 Gardiners Road and is generally the most popular cinema in Kingston. It offers 1 UltraAVX Screen, as well as 5 3D screens. They air all the latest releases, as well as WWE PPVs.
Cineplex will often feature classic movies such as the Shawshank Redemption – really cool to be able to go to the theatre to see an older movie like that. If you’re a parent then you’ll be happy to know that our Cineplex participates in the Stars and Strollers program – so you can bring the babies while you go see the more adult movies.
If you like a wide variety of food at the movies, then Cineplex has you covered. Along with the standard popcorn and hot dogs they’ve got a frozen yoghurt stand, van houtte coffee, and the outtakes bistro which serves the likes of burgers, poutine and chicken nuggets. (Website)
Landmark Cinema: Landmark Cinemas opened in Kingston in 2013. It replaced the old Empire Movie theatre downtown, moving out on Division Street near the 401, an area which has seen a lot of commercial development in the last few years.
Like Cineplex, it offer all of the latest Blockbuster movies. Along with 3D theatres, Landmark also has an IMAX theatre and usually the big release movie of the week will be aired in IMAX in 3D.
Promotions at Landmark Cinemas are always varying. One promotion for example is Morning Movies where you can catch a movie in the morning for a lower price, as well as Movie Tots where you get to take your baby along with you while you go see an adult movie. The theatre comes equipped with a changing table, bouncer, activity gym and various other fun items to entertain your young one. One staple that’s been in Kingston for years is “Cheap night Tuesdays” at the movies, and Landmark continue that with Reel Deal Tuesdays. (Website)
The Screening Room: Located downtown, the Screening Room is an alternative movie theatre with a very unique and awesome take on the movies.
You will find a variety of different movies here, and their focus is on independent movies, foreign movies and classic movies. They also run various themes such as the Royal Opera House Cinema Series, and their British Holiday series.
Movies at the Screening Room run 7 days a week. All day Saturday and Sunday, and in the late afternoon and evening on weekdays.
Prices at the screening room are very cheap too, and they run a Student Thursdays special for just $6. The Screening Room is a fun experience, and a great local business to support with very friendly staff. (Website)
Kingston Family Fun World: Located out Division St just past the 401, Kingston Family Fun World plays host to Go-Karts, Mini-Putt, a Batting Tent and of course the Drive-In.
Yes – still going strong since 19 freaking 66 is the drive-in theatre in Kingston, one of only approximately 20 drive in theatres in the whole of Ontario! This is a movie experience you don’t want to miss out on.
The Drive-In has 3 screens, and will air 6 movies per night, with 2 movies per screen. They also have a full concession stand – one for each screen. Also if you can – go to Screen 1, the biggest of the three and one of the biggest drive-in screens in North America. If you have a big family, Tuesday nights are a great time to go as you can cram as many people as you can into the car or van, and it costs just $16. (Website)
Movies in the Square: During the Summer, Kingston offers up Movies in the Square. Every Thursday night at dusk, head down to Springer Market Square where they show one movie on the big screen.
There’s always a great selection of movies for the whole family. Previous movies have included School of Rock, Jurassic Park, The Avengers and My Fair Lady.
Keep updated on YGKEvents.com as we list all the Movies in the Square throughout the Summer.