Rejoice, fans of Stanley Kubrick’s horror masterpiece The Shining, there is a new event at the top of your wishlist. This isn’t just a run of the mill screening of the 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, this is screening is in the film’s iconic location, the actual Overlook Hotel.
A ridiculous once in a lifetime opportunity for any fanboy or girl this screening’s setting is likely to be the main attraction at this event. Surrounded by the sprawling grounds of the Overlook Hotel, AKA the National Historic Timberline Lodge which serves as the infamous setting of Jack Torrence’s dive into madness.
The experience is just another offering from the team at On Set Cinema and acts as another reminder of the power of a decent venue for any event. The Shining screening goes one further and is set to take place on Sunday, December 1st replicating the snowy backdrop of the novel’s story. Based in Government Camp, Oregon at the Timberline Lodge, not only will the attendees get the chance to watch the movie on-site, but they will also be allowed to wander the grounds for the day and, should they choose, stay the (no doubt frightening) night.
Here’s what the organisers of the event had to say to Movie Web “This is an extremely rare public screening of the movie at Timberline and seating is limited. Fans will have access to the hotel grounds for the day, as well as the interior of the lodge (the Cascade dining room, Ram’s Head Bar & Restaurant, Wy’East Café, Y’Bar, history exhibit, gift shop, game room & more).”
Admission for the Overlook Hotel screening isn’t particularly cheap with tickets at $70 per person. Those who purchase tickets for the screening will be offered a discount code for lodging at the hotel. Rooms range from $145 all the way up to $185 with some big discounts to be had.
It’s likely that you’ll need to be quick on the draw though as fans of The Shining, and more importantly, fans of Stanley Kubrick, are rabid consumers of one-time opportunities. This chance to spend an evening in the Overlook Hotel, surrounded by the setting of Kubrick’s world for Jack Torrance and his family, is one too juicy to miss.
Source: Movie Web