The Shining (15) – 1980, USA, 119 mins, Colour
Dir: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” — or, rather, a homicidal boy in Kubrick’s eerie 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel. With wife Wendy and psychic son Danny in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes a job as the winter caretaker at the opulently ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. Before the Overlook is vacated for the Torrances, the manager informs Jack that a previous caretaker went crazy and slaughtered his family; Jack thinks it’s no problem, but Danny’s “shining” hints otherwise. Settling into their routine, Danny cruises through the empty corridors on his trike and plays in the topiary maze with Wendy, while Jack sets up shop in a cavernous lounge with strict orders not to be disturbed. As Danny begins to be visited by blood-soaked visions of the past a blocked Jack begins to wonder if he has been here before? The answer lies in a ghostly time warp of madness and murder.
Doors open for fine wines and all manner of drinks at 7pm. Film starts at 8pm