The Shining Hotel May Be Turned into a $24 Million Museum of Horror

The Stanley Hotel | Image: Rominator

The hotel that inspired Stephen King to write The Shining may become a $24 million, 43,000-square-foot horror film center and museum, if funds can be raised by the principals. The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado recently announced that plan, upon which the Denver Business Journal reported.

According to the projects' organizers, the proposed building, to be named the "Stanley Film Center," would house "multiple indoor and outdoor entertainment venues, including a 500-seat auditorium; a 30,000-square-foot interactive museum and discovery center that would feature rotating exhibits; a 3,000 square-foot soundstage; classrooms and workshop spaces; and post-production and editing suites."

While the Stanley planted the seed for writing The Shining in the mind of Stephen King, the majority of shots from the film were made at a soundstage in Hertfordshire, England. Exterior shots of the "Overlook Hotel" were done at the Timberline Lodge in Mount Hood, Oregon.

See illustrated plans for the proposed center and learn more on the story via the Denver Business Journal. Via i09

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