Movie Night at Kingston Penitentiary

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Movie Night at Kingston Penitentiary

This fall, Kingston Pen Tours welcomes a series of outdoor movie screenings at Kingston Penitentiary, after dark! Bring your own chair and arrive early at this unique film experience.

Guests will also view a feature area of Kingston Penitentiary and experience a special presentation that relates to the screening. 

Movie Screenings

General Admission – $21.13 | Military – $11.13 (Includes fees and HST)
The event is outdoors, with a concession available to guests. 
Doors open at 7 p.m. with a special presentation at 7:15 p.m., followed by the movie at 8 p.m.

The Truman Show 

Date: September 1, 2023 

Rating: PG | Time: 1h 44m

Slapstick superstar Jim Carrey gets serious for a surreal drama set in New York City. Carrey stars as Truman Burbank, an insurance adjuster who is the most famous face on television, only he doesn’t know it. He is the unwitting star of a nonstop, 24-hour-a-day documentary soap opera. Every moment of his life has been filmed by hidden cameras and broadcast to worldwide audiences. His friends, his family, everyone around him is an actor. He is a prisoner in a made-for-TV paradise, and this is the story of his escape.

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Escape from Alcatraz

Date: September 2, 2023 

Rating: Adult Accompaniment (18+)  | Time: 2h

Eastwood and director Don Siegel team up for their fifth film, Escape from Alcatraz, a fascinating account of the only men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and “Birdman” Robert Stroud, was only broken once by three men never heard of again. Eastwood portrays Frank Morris, the cunning bank robber who masterminded the elaborately detailed and, as far as anyone knows, ultimately successful escape plan. Filmed at Alcatraz, this is a realistic and powerful reenactment of a true story.

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Bon Cop, Bad Cop 

Date: September 8, 2023 

Rating: 14A | Time: 116m

When the body of the executive of hockey Benoit Brisset is found on the billboard of the border of Quebec and Ontario, the jurisdiction of the crime is shared between the two police forces and detectives David Bouchard from Montreal and Martin Ward from Toronto are assigned to work together. With totally different styles, attitudes and languages, the reckless David and the ethical Martin join force to disclose the identity of the Tattoo Killer, a deranged serial-killer that is killing managers of hockey.

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The Shawshank Redemption

Date: September 9, 2023  

Rating: Adult Accompaniment (18+) | Time: 2h 22m

Tim Robbins is a banker questionably convicted of murder and Morgan Freeman is a seasoned lifer in this extraordinary tale of hope, survival and friendship inside a maximum-security prison.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Located at 560 King St W, Kingston, Ontario.

We recommend that guests bring a portable folding chair for maximum comfort as seating is not provided.

Only a small bag/purse will be permitted. No backpacks or large bags allowed. No outside food, beverages, drugs or weapons are permitted inside the attraction.

Parking is available at no charge onsite located directly to the east of Kingston Penitentiary.

Outdoors. Please dress according to the weather.

Yes, washrooms are available onsite.

Yes, the Gift Shop will offer popcorn, candy, and soft drinks for sale. Be sure to grab a snack and drink before the movie begins! There is no intermission.

All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Personal cameras are welcome but no tripods or heavy equipment are allowed.

No audio or video recording is permitted without prior written approval by the St. Lawrence Parks Commission.

Please note that only service animals are permitted.

Yes, a bike rack is available on the northwest section of the parking lot.

Yes, guests are welcome to bring their own or purchase a reusable bottle before. There are water stations available. Tap water on site is non-potable.

No smoking or vaping is allowed on site.

Yes, walkers and wheelchairs are allowed.

Additionally there are 12 wheelchairs on site if needed.


September 1, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
September 9, 2023 @ 10:00 pm


Kingston Penitentiary
560 King Street W
Kingston, Ontario K7L 4V7 Canada
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