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.

Venues

19 January
Tyneside Cinema

9 February
Regent Street Cinema

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