The Shining

4 October 2017

Stanley Kubrick's masterful horror returns to international territories this October, accompanied by an all-new short documentary on the making of the film.

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Park Circus celebrate this coming Halloween with a release of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Screening in over 100 cinemas - for one night only, on 31 October - audiences can enjoy this remarkable thriller on the big screen once again at cinemas throughout the UK, plus selected European and Latin American territories.

Accompanying the film on its release is a seven-minute documentary, Work & Play: A Short Film About The Shining (2017), directed by Matt Wells for Park Circus.

The Shining quad artworkNow regarded as one of the best horror films ever made, The Shining has had a lasting impact on popular culture.

Oscar-winning actor Jack 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 Stephen King, is an undeniable contemporary classic.

Newsweek called The Shining "the first epic horror film" - a work full of indelible images and a signature role for Nicholson whose character was selected by the American Film Institute as one of their 50 Greatest Villains.

As part of this release, The Shining screens alongside a short film that brings together new personal reflections from Kubrick’s collaborators and unseen materials from his personal archives to shed light on this unique cinematic achievement.