Room 237 at Uptown

At this time I would like to mention that George may be able to arrange a promotional code for a few dollars off this movie, so please stay tuned for that.


Let's go see this documentary directed by Rodney Ascher.  In 1980 Stanley Kubrick released his classic horror film The Shining. This is a subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining (1980). The film may be over 30 years old but it continues to inspire debate, speculation, and mystery. Five very different points of view are illuminated through voice over, film clips, animation and dramatic reenactments. Together they'll draw the audience into a new maze, one with endless detours and dead ends, many ways in, but no way out.

Spoiler alert, please jump this paragraph if you want to walk in knowing nothing about the theories. These ardent fans are convinced they have decoded the film's secret messages about such disparate topics as: the mass murder of the American Indians, the Holocaust, numerology, the rise of Western civilization, Freudian analysis, and the Apollo 11 moon landing "hoax."

That being said, Rodney Ascher's documentary Room 237 weaves audio interviews about these bizarre-and often incredulous-theories with original footage from The Shining and Kubrick's other works, to create a kaleidoscopic visual deconstruction of the horror classic.  You may wish to rent or stream the Shining before or after you see this. Alternately, the Uptown will be showing the Shining April 5 - 7 at 9 PM, that is a separate admission fee.

This has the trailer:


Free parking is available if you get a pass at box office and it display on your windshield. The lot is at the corner of First and Republican.

Rotten Tomatoes critics gave this 92% (general audience 67%). Here is the link:

The film starts at 6:45, and lasts 102 min, and will get out a little bit after 8:30.  After all the credits have rolled, we will meet at the lobby to decide a place for food and drinks. Pagliacci Pizza is within one block of the theater, and they have a nice nook so a small party can meet and discuss the film.  The discussions are often the most interesting part of the night.





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  • Jeremy B.

    Great old theater. The Doc was great beyond words. And meeting Jennifer, her husband, and Nick was a good time as well.

    April 12, 2013

  • Kostas

    Just arrived !

    April 11, 2013

  • Steve S.

    I'm here with the organizer.

    April 11, 2013

  • Super Julie B.

    Sorry, I was slammed with work and can't leave until it's done. Have a great time everyone!

    April 11, 2013

  • Debbie M.

    Not sure if I can make it.

    April 10, 2013

  • George L.

    Hi all: SIFF will charge only $8 for admission to this showing if you use the promotional code CINEMA2013 when you purchase your ticket on line or at the door. The on-line option will probably not be available until Monday, April 8, due to the need to program the SIFF computer.

    April 5, 2013

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