October 30, 1974: Stephen King passes a night in the empty Stanley Hotel, Colorado

Home  /  Authors  /  Current Page
×The Adventure

333 Wonder View Avenue
Estes Park, Colorado, USA
Get Directions →

Explore the location in a 360° panorama

Stephen King

→ Navigate & zoom by using your mouse/trackpad or arrow keys.
↨ Go Fullscreen by using the panorama’s upper right icon.
∆ Exit by clicking on the lower right X cross or the greyed out background.

1974Stephen King and his wife check in without reservations at the Stanley Hotel, Colorado. The hotel is eerily empty, as it is about to close for the off season the next day.

They dine alone in the guest room, wander through the long corridors, only to discover that they’ve been assigned to the Room 217… which is said to be haunted.

The concept and setting of ‘The Shining’, originally conceived as a play, are born.

1977 – The novel featuring Jack Torrance, an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic who accepts a position as the off-season caretaker of the historic Overlook Hotel, is published in January by Doubleday.

1980 - Stanley Kubrick releases the film adaptation of The Shining, co-written by Diane Johnson, featuring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall.
The film will grow to become a classic, despite Stephen King’s initial dissatisfaction with the movie, which downplays supernatural elements and some components of the novel.

1997The Shining is adapted into a miniseries for ABC, filmed in the Stanley Hotel, supervised by King himself.

2013 – Stephen King releases ‘Doctor Sleep’, a sequel of The Shining.

Buy it on Amazon.com | UK | FR | CA | DE

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

© LibrAdventures, Fabien Hurelle

Explore an Adventure at random!

Go back to the main map

The Index: List of all the Adventures

facebook-iconLike LibrAdventures on Facebook

Subscribe to the newsletter The Explorer:

Share this Adventure with your friends:

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterPin it on PinterestShare via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit+1Bookmark on PocketShare via Gmail

Comment on Facebook

  • tumblr_ljhtxhXcbt1qho429