Don’t ‘overlook’ Cult Classics’ screening of The Shining
On Saturday, March 16, local retro film fanatic Victor Moreno will present the Cult Classics screening of director Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror masterpiece The Shining, starring Jack Nicholson in one of his most memorable roles. This is the film, based on the bestselling Stephen King book, that made terms like “Redrum,” “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” and “Here’s Johnny” part of our pop culture lexicon.
Stephen King and many of his fans initially hated The Shining film for Kubrick’s liberal embellishments to the novel’s story, but the film has stood the test of time and is widely regarded as a horror classic and one of the scariest movies ever made. King is said to have even warmed up to the movie himself (although in 1997 he produced a TV mini-series that more closely followed his original story.)
The Cult Classics film screenings are always very popular and a lot of fun, and The Shining event will feature Moreno’s commemorative poster art prints and a photo booth with props where you and a friend can pose a la the film’s famous axe-through-the-door “Here’s Johnny” scene. Costumes are welcome and encouraged.
If you purchase the event’s “Caretaker Package” you’ll get all three of The Shining art prints plus a copy of the film’s famous Overlook Ball photo with you as the caretaker (you must email your photo before the show.) Get more details at the Cult Classics’ event page on Facebook.
What: The Shining presented by Cult Classics
Where: Pollack Tempe Cinemas, 1825 E. Elliott Road
When: Saturday, March 16, 2013 – 9:30 p.m.