The Shining Hotel Wants to Become a Museum, Film Studio

The Shining hotel re-imagines itself as a "film center."

The Stanley in all her creepy glory.
The Stanley in all her creepy glory.

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo.–best known as the inspiration for the 1977 Stanley Kubrick film The Shining–wants to re-imagine itself as a “film center.”

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The iconic hotel just announced a $24 million renovation plan, as Time magazine reported. The grounds would become an “immersive museum,” of some sort, and also house a film studio and archive.

The state of Colorado still needs to greenlight the plan, however. The planned center would become a public-private partnership, and do projects with the Colorado Film School in Denver, enabling them to grab around $11 million in state tourism funds.

The Shining Hotel Wants to Become a Museum, Film Studio