The Screening Room is a 3-screen independent movie theatre located in the heart of downtown Kingston, Ontario. We play all kinds of movies—including the best new Hollywood films—but we specialize in art-house, indie, foreign, classic cinema & event programming.

Our atmosphere is more intimate, unique & down-to-earth than the multiplexes. We play movies you won’t see anywhere else in the region. Our popcorn is the best in town (cooked in coconut oil) and we serve tea in china mugs. Our membership cards make regular moviegoing affordable (only $8.85+hst per ticket).

Since 2011, the cinema has been owned & operated by Wendy Huot, taking over from Terry, who owned & ran the cinema for the 10 year prior. Dan Wannemacher founded and built the theatre in the mid-1990’s.

Tribute to Dan Wannemacher, founder of The Screening Room.

Documentary About The Screening Room

In eatly 2020, filmmaker Roy Zheng made an interactive documentary about The Screening Room & independent cinema in Kingston.

Includes a browsable listing of all 35 separate documentary segments.


The 24th Annual Reelout Queer Film Festival

Classic Film Series hosted by Dan Simpson

Vintage Poster Exhibit: Vampires and Film History, or… Fangs for the Memories!