That’s right—one of Hollywood’s best ghost stories is coming to the Yukon Tavern this Tuesday, October 30th!
The 1980 classic The Shining is based on the best-selling book by horror master Stephen King. It was produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick and takes place at the historic Overlook Hotel located in the Colorado Rockies. (With exterior shots of Oregon’s own Timberline Hotel stepping in for the Overlook.)
The movie follows frustrated writer Jack Torrance, played by Jack Nicolson, and his family to the Overlook when he takes a job as the hotel’s winter caretaker. With his ditsy wife and clairvoyant son in tow, they soon find themselves at the mercy of the ghosts that permanently inhabit the hotel. It’s a role that underscored the “on-the-edge” characters that Nicholson became famous for and exhibits the artistic character of Kubrick’s filmmaking style.
The Shining is a favorite of many fans of horror, one of which is the Yukon Tavern’s manager Ashley McGarr, who says, “That movie is so good and so scary—it IS Halloween!”
October is the month to celebrate the ghosts and goblins that hide in the shadows, so don your scariest costumes and gather up all your fiendish friends for a night at the movies. This film is made to freak you out and, between King’s warped storytelling, Kubrick’s artistic filmmaking and Nicholas’s crazed performance, The Shining delivers a frighteningly fun cinematic experience.
Join us on October 30th at 7:20p.m. at the Yukon Tavern for a terrifying trip into the world of Hollywood horror. Come in costume and get a treat of a free well or domestic pint on us! And, don’t worry—our bartenders are not ghosts.