You Can Watch The Shining In The Hotel Used In The Movie

Listen up, horror fans, because the actual hotel used in 1980s film The Shining is showing a special screening of the hit flick. How amazing does that sound?

The National Timberline Lodge in Government Camp, Oregon, was used for the outside shots of The Overlook Hotel in director Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of the classic Stephen King book.

On 1 December, fans will be able to watch Jack Torrance (played by Jack Nicholson) terrorised his wife Wendy (Shelly Duvall) and son Danny (Danny Lloyd) while being plagued by creepy premonitions, inside the very walls of The Overlook.

The hotel isn't really haunted by two creepy twins, but you'll still have a good time. Credit: Warner Bros
The hotel isn’t really haunted by two creepy twins, but you’ll still have a good time. Credit: Warner Bros

The event is put together by On Set Cinema, which said: “The Timberline Lodge sits high on the shoulder of one of the most iconic mountain peaks in the Pacific Northwest and served as the filming location for the exterior establishing shots of the infamous Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic adaptation of Stephen King’s terrifying novel, The Shining.

“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 and more).”

Sounds good, eh? Although there’s no guarantee that blood will begin pouring out the lifts… sorry about that.

Tickets cost $70 (£56.54) a small price to pay for horror-lovers – however, obviously, you will need to get out to Oregon, which could be costly if you’re flying from the UK. Your ticket fee will also get discount on rooms at the hotel, though, if that helps swing it for you.

Credit: Warner Bros
Credit: Warner Bros

If The Shining doesn’t float your spooky boat, On Set Cinema regularly puts on events that bring the movies to their locations, including Hard Labor Creek State Park/Camp Daniel Morgan, which were used as Camp Crystal Lake in the Friday the 13th films, or the Historic Amuzu Theatre in North Carolina, which was used as Southport Community Theatre in teen slasher I Know What You Did Last Summer.

To find out more you can click here and if you’re looking for a friend to bring along, let me know – I fancy releasing my inner Jack Torrance.

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Written by Alan Smith

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