The Stanley Hotel is one of the most recognizable hotels in the world, most people know it as the backdrop for Stephen King’s ‘The Shining’. The hotel 140 room hotel, built by Freelan Oscar Stanley, opened on July 4th, 1909. The hotel, rumored to be one of the most haunted hotels in the world, is now seeking to become a horror museum.
The hotel hopes to open a horror museum and build a new facility to house a film production studio. The founding board members for the new Stanley Film Center includes Elijah Wood and Simon Pegg. The new center will house an auditorium, a sound stage, an area for post-production and editing, as well as a mobile film exhibit. The nonprofit center will collaborate with the Colorado Film School.
The Stanley Hotel is depending on fans of ‘The Shining’, visitors, it’s ghost tours and annual horror film festival, investors and aid from the Colorado tourism board for their new year-around horror museum and film center, which carries a hefty $24 million price tag.