Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But all work and no play leads to a psychological disturbance in which Jack becomes haunted by the hotel’s disturbing past and begins to terrorise his family. Stanley Kubrick creates a deeply ominous atmosphere thanks to nightmarish visuals and committed performances from the cast in this undeniably disturbing horror masterpiece.
‘Ostensibly a haunted house story, it manages to traverse a complex world of incipient madness, spectral murder and supernatural visions …and also makes you jump.’
Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine
‘The unhurried pace, extended dialogue scenes and those sudden, sinister inter-titles contribute to the insidious unease. Nicholson’s performance as the abusive father who is tipped over the edge is a thrillingly scabrous, black-comic turn…Deeply scary and strange.’
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
What else is on?
Today (Wednesday 29th November)
Tomorrow (Thursday 30th November)
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!