“The Shining” hotel to become a horror museum?

by Larry Dwyer

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado has released plans for what they hope will be the world’s first horror-themed museum and film center. If all goes according to plan “The Stanley Film Center” would house the museum, film archives, a film production studio, multiple indoor and outdoor entertainment venues, classrooms, workshops and more.

The Stanley Hotel opened its doors in 1909 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Over the years, the hotel has hosted countless celebrities, but for us horror-loving folks the hotel is most famous for being the inspiration for Stephen King’s novel “The Shining”. King was a guest at the hotel in the mid 70’s when he had a dream that led to him creating the Overlook Hotel.

Stanley Hotel owner John Cullen said in a statement that, “The Stanley Film Center is my chance to give back to the millions of horror fans around the world who have supported Estes Park and the hotel for so many years”.

Here’s to wishing them good luck in securing the funding they need…and to me saving the money for a trip to Colorado when the The Stanley Film Center opens.

Source: Denver Business Journal


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