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Classic Thriller ‘The Shining’ Returning To Big Screen at Towngate

WHEELING — Nothing screams Halloween like director Stanley Kubrick’s psychological thriller “The Shining.” It will be shown on the Towngate Theatre big screen for one night only on Friday, Oct. 23.

The film is part of Towngate’s popular “Dinner and a Movie” film series.

Directed by Kubrick and based on Stephen King’s novel by the same name, “The Shining” is considered to be among the best horror films ever made.

Released in 1980, the film follows aspiring writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), who accepts a position as the off-season caretaker of the isolated Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies. After a winter storm leaves the Torrance family snowbound, Jack’s sanity deteriorates due to the influence of the supernatural forces that inhabit the hotel, placing his wife and son in danger.

“The Shining” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. No reservations are required.

Guests can come early and have dinner at Towngate, too.

Back by popular demand, moviegoers have the option to have dinner in the Gallery at Towngate prior to film screenings. Park once and enjoy twice the fun.

Buffet dinners will be served promptly at 6:30 p.m. After dinner, head upstairs for the movie at 7:30 p.m. The cost for those partaking in “Dinner and a Movie” includes the film screening, all food, coffee, tea, water and a box of popcorn to enjoy during the film. Beer and wine are available for purchase, as well. Dinner guests can also reserve their seats in the theater prior to dinner.

Stratford Springs provides the food for the Oct. 23 ‘Dinner and a Movie” event. The menu will include pork tenderloin; chicken with peppers and jack cheese; portobella and red wine risotto, green bean almandine, mixed green salad; bread and honey butter.

Make reservations online or by calling 304-242-7700 by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. Space is limited, so don’t delay.

Seating is limited, social distancing is enforced and masks are required when not eating or drinking inside the venue.

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