The patriarch of the Torrance family (Jack Nicholson) is a writer who agrees to become the caretaker of the old Overlook Hotel during the brutal winter. But soon after Daddy moves his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son to the isolated mountain locale, things start to distract him, not the least of which is his child, who just happens to have the psychic shining. Add that to Dads case of cabin fever and a heaping dose of the crazies, and you have a father on the brink (and a writer not getting much done). Thanks to the Reel Late series at the Tivoli Theatre (6350 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-995-6270 or www.landmarktheatres.com), we can all renew our fears of the typewritten page, big-wheelin and hedge mazes when The Shining is screened this weekend. OK, so maybe typewriters and their work arent scary in and of themselves, but the dread you feel after watching that scene could last a lifetime. If you havent seen this film, watching it on the big screen should do a number on you, and if youre a devoted fan, you cant miss an opportunity to take it up a notch. The Tivoli screens The Shining at midnight on Friday and Saturday and at 10 p.m. on Sunday (August 31 through September 2). Admission costs $6.50.
Aug. 31-Sept. 2