On Friday, September 5,Lola’s Outdoor Retro Cinema at Sunnyside Cemetery, in partnership with Long Beach Cinematheque, closes out its Summer, 2014 run withTHE SHINING!
Stanley Kubrick’s horror masterpiece The Shining is widely considered to be one of the scariest movies of all time – even recently being voted the #1 Scariest Film of All Time by Entertainment Weekly. Based on Stephen King’s 1977 novel of the same name, Kubrick took the basic premise of King’s book – that of an alcoholic writer named Jack Torrance struggling with writer’s block, who takes a temporary job at the remote Overlook hotel as it’s caretaker over a long winter – and spins his own nightmarish version of it. Trapped miles from civilization, along with wife Wendy and young son Danny, Jack is slowly driven mad, either by the spirits in the hotel itself or by his own mind – or both – and begins a terrorizing rampage against his own family as the spirits of the hotel begin to reveal themselves one by one…
Although The Shining remains one of Kubrick’s most iconic films, the movie was met with only decent success when released in 1980, and a divided critical reception. Nearly thirty five-years later, it is hailed as a masterpiece of the genre, with a celebrated and oft-quoted turn by Nicholson as the Overlook’s caretaker, and incredible supporting turns from Shelly Duvall, Scatman Crothers, and young Danny Lloyd.
ALL AGES event!This film is Rated R – those under 17 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
Gates: 6:30pm / Film 8:30. Limited, stacked parking available at Sunnyside – come early starting at 6:30! Plenty of street parking across Willow from Cemetery.
Low-back chairs, blankets, picnic baskets welcome! If you insist on bringing taller chairs, please sit to the sides of the crowd in courtesy of those around you. Designated smoking area near cemetery gates – no smoking on cemetery grounds.
A proceed of ticket sales will also support Sunnyside Cemetery, a non-profit historical institution celebrating over 100 years in Long Beach.