The Shining

Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece of modern horror returns to the big screen for Halloween.

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, this tale of a family man and would-be writer (Jack Nicholson) going mad as winter caretaker of the cursed Overlook Hotel is a seminal work of the genre. It is also, as Martin Scorsese has pointed out, like no other horror film ever made – “essentially unclassifiable, endlessly provocative and profoundly disturbing”.

The BFI release is a magnificent new digital transfer from Warner Bros. of the US version which – at 144 minutes – runs 24 minutes longer than the European version previously seen.


19 October
Cameo Edinburgh
Greenwich Picturehouse

25 October
Glasgow Film Theatre
The Watershed, Bristol

27 October
Glasgow Film Theatre

31 October
BFI Southbank
Prince Charles London
Hebden Bridge Picturehouse
Southampton University Student Union
Ultimate Picture Palace

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