The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

The Shining: 4K Restoration

Come celebrate everyone’s favorite murderous dad at the Frida Cinema this Fathers Day Weekend with special screenings of The Shining! Voted the #1 Scariest Film of All Time by Entertainment Weekly, and riding at the top of most Horror Film ranking lists, Stanley Kubrick’s terrifying masterpiece of looming dread is easily one of the most nightmare-inducing horror films of all time — especially when experienced on the big screen!

In this 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s 1977 bestseller, Jack Nicholson delivers one of his most unhinged and iconic performances as Jack Torrance, a struggling writer who takes a job as the winter caretaker of the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado. He settles in along with his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and his son Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions that only get worse the more time he spends at the creepy hotel. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hellbent on terrorizing his family.

An acclaimed experience of sight and sound, Warner Bros. presents the The Shining as you’ve never seen it before with a NEW 4K RESTORATION, which premiered in May at the Cannes Film Festival.

Come and play with us . . .

About the 4K Restoration:

The 4K remastering was done using a new 4K scan of the original 35mm camera negative. The mastering was done at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging, and the color grading was done by Janet Wilson, with supervision from Stanley Kubrick’s former personal assistant Leon Vitali.


★★★★.  The movie is not about ghosts but about madness and the energies it sets loose in an isolated situation primed to magnify them.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times 

“The Shining buzzes madness and malevolence from every frame.” — Jamie Graham, Total Film

“One of the best scary movies ever made, one of the best scary movies even imaginable.” Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy