Science on Screen: The Shining



St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Tue, Mar 27, 2018 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$8.50
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$6.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Program:Science on Screen
Science & Technology
Release Year:1980
Runtime:146 min
Print Source:Warner Bros Classics
Director:Stanley Kubrick
Cinematographer:John Alcott
Screenwriter:Stephen King
Stanley Kubrick
Diane Johnson
Editor:Ray Lovejoy
Composer:Wendy Carlos
Rachel Elkind
Principal Cast:Jack Nicholson
Shelley Duval
Danny Lloyd
Scatman Crothers


National Evening of Science on Screen

Discussion Topic: Fear Analysis: It’s All in Your Head
Speaker: Sam Cooper, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota

Your muscles tense, you cover your eyes, and a shiver runs down your spine… but why? What is the feeling of fear, and what are its triggers? Are they cultural or chemical, and why do so many of us seek it out in the thrills and chills of the horror movie genre? Join our expert as they answer these questions and more in an educational evening of terror.

An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

All work and no play makes Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson—the caretaker of an isolated resort—go way off the deep end, terrorizing his young son and wife (Shelley Duvall).

Nicholson plays Jack Torrance, who's come to the elegant, isolated Overlook Hotel as off-season caretaker. Torrance has never been there before—or has he? The answer lies in a ghostly time warp of madness and murder.

Master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick's visually haunting chiller, based on the bestseller by master-of-suspense Stephen King, is an undeniable contemporary classic. Newsweek called The Shining "the first epic horror film," full of indelible images, and a signature role for Nicholson whose character was recently selected by AFI as one of their 50 Greatest Villains.


Experts reveal the science behind cinematic standouts and cult classics in paired screenings and lectures. The series is made possible through a grant by the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.