Kubrick's masterpiece to shine on big screen this Halloween

Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining, based on the Stephen King novel, will shine on the big screen this Halloween. Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies, and Warner Brothers are joining forces to present the film in theatres nationwide on October 23 and 26. Screenings will be at 2pm and 7pm (local time) on both days.

Los Angeles area theatres hosting the event include the the Chinese 6, the North Hollywood 8, the Burbank 16, the Santa Anita 16, the Playa Vista 9, and the Cinemark 18.

Read more in the official press release:

DENVER – October 4, 2016 – "Heeeere's Johnny!" ... back on the big screen just in time for Halloween. Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros. Entertainment invite you to relive Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece of modern horror, "The Shining" (1980), when it returns to cinemas nationwide for a special two-day event this October as part of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies' TCM Big Screen Classics series. "TCM Big Screen Classics: The Shining" will screen Sunday, October 23 and Wednesday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time (both days) and will include exclusive commentary by Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz.

From a script he co-adapted from the Stephen King novel, director Stanley Kubrick melds vivid performances, menacing settings, dreamlike tracking shots and shock after shock into a macabre milestone. In a signature role, Jack Nicholson plays Jack Torrance, who's come to the elegant, isolated Overlook Hotel, as the off-season caretaker with his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son (Danny Lloyd). Torrance has never been there before - or has he? The answer lies in a ghostly time warp of madness and murder.

Tickets to "TCM Big Screen Classics: The Shining" can be purchased online from www.FathomEvents.com (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.

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