Fans of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, get excited! You can now get a chance to stay the iconic Overlook Hotel and also witness a grand screening. Yes, you read it right. The 1980 movie based on the novel by Stephen King will be screened at the real-life Overlook Hotel, which is the Stanley Hotel in Colorado.
For all time fans of the movie and the novel, it’s a pretty big deal. It’s almost like a once in a lifetime opportunity which no one would want to miss. The screening is all set to happen on Sunday, December 1st. This would also make the whole experience very similar to the backdrop of the novel.
What is The Shining?
The Shining was a horror novel written by Stephen King. Then a movie was made, as an adaptation of the book, under the same name. Here we’re focussing more on the film. The movie is about Jack Torrance, who goes to the famous Overlook Hotel as a winter caretaker with his family.
Earlier this week we drove to Estes Park – took some pictures of the Stanley Hotel. The Stanley, built in 1909, was the inspiration for the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King's 1977 bestselling novel “The Shining” and as the filming location for the 1997 TV miniseries. pic.twitter.com/s0aJYhnnyD
— Frank McGady (@FMcGady) July 28, 2019
It so happens that his son Danny has ‘The Shining’ psychic abilities that help him see through all the horrendous things that had happened at the hotel. There’s another person at the hotel who possesses the same skills and communicates with Danny telepathically.
The caretaker loses his sanity because of the presence of these supernatural forces. The story then focuses on how that lands the family into danger.
The real-life Overlook Hotel
The real-life Overlook Hotel is called The Stanley Hotel and is in Estes Park, Colorado. The author of the novel, Stephen King, stayed at that hotel once in 1973 and had som pretty chilling experiences. It was this stay of his that inspired the novel The Shining.
Beautiful clouds over The Stanley last night! pic.twitter.com/5wPU0S4oIZ
— Stanley Hotel (@StanleyHotel) July 28, 2019
For this very reason, the hotel is very famous, and everyone who has read the novel is tempted to see the hotel. Hence, the screening a big deal for all fans and we’re sure it’s going to be a great experience.
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