Jack Nicholson's pinnacle performance
Take a step into British cinematic history at the Regent Street Cinema. Britain's oldest cinema, it was the first place in the country to ever show moving pictures. It kickstarted British cinema with a screening of Cinematographe in 1896. Now, you can catch a special screening of Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's novel The Shining, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. On a first glance, Jack Torrance is a family man/winter caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in Colorado trying to cure his writer's block. Close your eyes and then open them again. Boom. Jack is now a homicidal maniac and most probably Jack Nicholson's pinnacle performance in a psychological horror film that revolutionised the genre. "Meticulously detailed and never less than fascinating." – The New York Times "Ostensibly a haunted house story, it manages to traverse a complex world of incipient madness, spectral murder and supernatural visions." – Empire Certificate 15. Valid ID required. Runtime: 2 hours 9 minutes.
"Deeply scary and strange."