Netflix Rolling Roadshow Comes to Estes Park

I missed the first few. I missed Jaws on Martha’s Vineyard. Ferris Buehler’s Day Off in Chicago, but damnit, I’m hitting Estes Park for Netflix’s Rolling Roadshow screening of The Shining at the Stanley Hotel (hosted by Lisa Loeb).

That’s right, you can watch The Shining where it was filmed, at the haunted Stanley Hotel. Who knows, maybe Stephen King or Jack Nicholson will show up (Kevin Costner showed up in Iowa for the Field of Dreams screening).

Netflix, the DVD-by-mail service, has sponsored an incredible number of movie screenings to be screened where they were filmed all summer. It’s a huge undertaking, ending with a screening of “Escape from Alcatraz” on Alcatraz Island (The Rock would’ve been better, but oh well).

And this Wednesday, in Estes Park (North of Boulder) you can watch The Shining for free, and even partake in a 10 minute horror writing contest that happens before the show.

The Netflix Rolling Roadshow features cast member reunions and Q & As with filmmakers at select locations. And if you’re reading this from afar, fear not, there’s still Raising Arizona and three other films before summer’s end.

Update: A date would help, eh? How about the 16th, Wednesday. Click the link for more details.

3 Comments so far

  1. hubs (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 12:05 pm

    actually, the shining wasn’t filmed at the stanley. stephen king got his inspiration from the stanley for his book “the shining”.

    from imdb: The Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood in Oregon was used for the exteriors, but all the interiors were specially built on a soundstage in London, England. The management of the Timberline requested that Stanley Kubrick not use 217 for a room number (as specified in the book), fearing that nobody would want to stay in that room ever again. Kubrick changed the script to use the nonexistent room number 237.

  2. Bex (unregistered) on August 16th, 2006 @ 12:14 pm

    I’m going to this tonight – anyone else goin’?

  3. Bex (unregistered) on August 17th, 2006 @ 2:49 pm

    Guess no one else went?!

    Had an awesome time at the film showing, up at the Stanley. More people there than I had expected but it was a fun atmosphere! Worth the drive up.

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