Screening date: 6th November. Start time: 7.00pm. Book tickets via Plaza website/booking line or on the door. Tickets are to be collected at the Plaza box office.
The ultimate horror doublebill comes your way on the 6th November courtesy of GRIMM UP NORTH and THE PLAZA SUPER CINEMA in Stockport.
Weve partnered with the BFI and METRODOME films to bring you the remastered and extended cut of Kubrick’s classic along side the critically aclaimed new documentary that delves deep into the weird and wonderful conspiracy theories that surround Kubrick’s movie.
If you came to our GRIMMFEST preview night at the Plaza in early October, you’ll know what an absolute perfect fit this venue is for this movie! People kept saying the fully restored art deco venue was like something out of THE SHINING. So, lets see how well they fit, shall we!
Full bar and drinks allowed in the auditorium. We’ll also hold our usual raffle with prizes galore to win.
THE SHINING AND ROOM 237 DOUBLE BILL
Stockport Plaza, 6th November, 7.00pm
THE SHINING (USA / UK, 1980, 144 min, Dir: Stanley Kubrick)
Struggling writer Jack Torrence moves his family to the isolated Overlook Hotel, where he has taken a job as caretaker. But there is an unseen presence in the hotel, which begins to make itself felt, both on Jack, and on his psychically sensitive young son, Danny…
Stanley Kubrick takes on Stephen King in this astonishing exploration of alienation, psychic collapse, and creative megalomania. Almost operatic in its increasingly suffocating sense of dread, and escalating emotional pitch, it remains one of the most intense, harrowing, and heart-stopping horror movies ever made. And yet King was reputedly unhappy with the results, objecting to the way in which the balance of the narrative was shifted away from the mother and son and onto the increasingly deranged father. Other critics have suggested that Kubrick seems to identify with the bullying, abusive character of Jack Torrance a little too much for comfort, making for a surprisingly personal exploration of the kind of overbearing control freak-ism for which the director was himself (in)famous. What is certainly true is the way in which Kubrick’s habitual cold, precise, clinical directorial control collides head on with the fevered, hysterical, overwrought performances of stars Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duval, making it his most emotionally raw film, as well as his most unsettling. This newly restored digital transfer released by the BFI is the original US cut of the film, a whole 24 minutes longer than any version previously seen in the UK. This is your chance to see Kubrick’s classic film as he originally intended it.
ROOM 237 (USA, 2012, Rodney Asher, ? Min)
Screening as a companion to THE SHINING, this acclaimed “subjective documentary” explores numerous theories about the various supposed hidden meanings hidden within Kubrick’s classic film. Five points of view in particular are explored, in a mixture of voice over, film clips, animation and dramatic re-enactment, leading the viewer gradually and inexorably into a maze of ideas and theories as complex and unsolvable, as filled with blind alleys and dead ends, as the one which dominates the gardens at the Overlook Hotel…
This screening is sponsored by Metrodome.
Getting to Stockport Plaza
The Plaza Super Cinema is only a 5 minute walk from the nearest train station (Stockport), with regular trains running from Manchester Piccadilly. Adjacent to the train station is both the Stockport Bus Station and Chestergate taxi rank. Our screening is due to finish at approximately 11pm with trains to Manchester Piccadilly running until 12am. For further transport and location information click here.
Designated on-street parking is available in most of the streets surrounding the Plaza and this is free of charge after 6.00pm. Parking is also available on the Princes Street Car Park or Grand Central Car Park adjacent to Stockport Train Station.