Kingston Pen Tours Premieres Movie Nights at Kingston Penitentiary

Tickets on sale now for outdoor movie screening series at Kingston Pen after dark

Kingston ON – Frequently featured as a location in both film and television, Kingston Pen Tours is no stranger to the movie biz. Today, Kingston Pen Tours is pleased to announce it is now taking its movie experience to the front of house with Movie Night at Kingston Penitentiary, an outdoor movie screening series inside the walls, beginning September 1. Tickets are on sale now.

The Movie Night at Kingston Penitentiary series will feature four different films on four separate dates.

  • The Truman Show (September 1, 2023)
  • Escape from Alcatraz (September 2, 2023)
  • Bon Cop, Bad Cop (September 8, 2023)
  • The Shawshank Redemption (September 9, 2023)

Each screening will include a visit to a feature area of Kingston Pen and a special presentation before the film begins.

What Guests Need to Know

  • All movie experiences are outdoor events and will run rain or shine (extreme weather excepted). Please dress for the weather.
  • Doors open at 7 p.m. with a special presentation at 7:15 p.m., followed by the movie at 8 p.m.
  • Guests need to bring their own chair and arrive early.
  • An indoor concession will be available to guests with popcorn, soft drinks and souvenirs available for purchase.
  • There is no intermission.
  • Tickets are on sale now at

About Kingston Pen Tours

Kingston Pen Tours offer an in-depth look at life behind the walls of Canada’s oldest maximum-security prison. A National Historic Site, the Kingston Penitentiary played a prominent societal role on a local and national scale, from the time of its inception in 1835, to its principal role under the newly formed federal government in 1867 to its final day of operations in September 2013 as a maximum-security level facility. Today’s guided tours and first-hand accounts from retired corrections staff provide guests with a blend of the historic, architectural and criminological components of this storied institution, creating a one-of-a-kind experience.

About St. Lawrence Parks Commission

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario, operates facilities stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border, including Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site); Kingston Pen Tours, Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 10 campgrounds and 6 beach day-use picnic areas including the Long Sault and Thousand Islands Parkways. To learn more, visit

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St. Lawrence Parks Commission

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