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The Shining

"Here's Johnny!"

We round off The Luminaries: Stanley Kubrick season with a special Halloween screening of one of the greatest horror movies of all time: The Shining.

All work and no play makes Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson-the caretaker of an isolated resort-go way off the deep end, terrorizing his young son and wife (Shelley Duvall).

Nicholson plays Jack Torrance, who's come to the elegant, isolated Overlook Hotel as off-season caretaker. Torrance has never been there before-or has he? The answer lies in a ghostly time warp of madness and murder.

Master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick's visually haunting chiller, based on the bestseller by master-of-suspense Stephen King, is an undeniable contemporary classic, full of indelible images, and a signature role for Nicholson whose character was selected by AFI as one of their 50 Greatest Villains.

Please note all these screenings will start at the advertised time with no ads or trailers.


Event Information

Running Time: 1hr 55mins

BBFC Advice: 15

Director(s): Stanley Kubrick

Country of Origin: UK & USA

Year of release:

Language(s): English

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This is part of the The Luminaries: Stanley Kubrick season

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Kubrick Pass

Buy a ticket for all seven films in the Kubrick season for £42 full price/£39 concs/£30 students. 

Buy a ticket for three films in the Kubrick season for £21 full price/£19.50 concs/£15 students. 

Only available in person at our Box Office or by calling us on 0191 227 5500. Individually priced tickets are also available

Work and Play: A short Film about The Shining

Accompanying the film is Work and Play: a short film about The Shining, a short 7 minute documentary bringing together new personal reflections from Kubrick’s collaborators and unseen materials from his personal archives to shed light on this unique cinematic achievement. Featured in the documentary are: Lisa and Louise Burns (who played The Grady Twins), Garrett Brown (inventor and operator of the Steadicam on The Shining), Diane Johnson (author and co-screenwriter on The Shining), Katharina Kubrick (Stanley Kubrick’s daughter) and Jan Harlan (Kubrick’s producing partner and brother in law).

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