Uncut THE SHINING Not Screening In New York

If you’re making plans to travel long distance to Rochester, NY for the screening of a rare, uncut version Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, you may want to rethink your plans. While we reported last week that the screening would feature a rarely seen two minute coda scene that was excised from the film in the first couple of days of its release, it turns out not to be the case.

Bleeding Cool, the folks who first reported on the screening announced that they received an email from George Eastman House’s Dryden Theater, where the screening is being held, to state that it will not contain the missing footage as previously advertised.

It has come to our attention the print of the film we will be showing does not in fact have the two-minute final scene that Mr. Kubrick cut following the film’s initial screenings.

The version of “The Shining” screening at Eastman House will be the 142-minute extended U.S. version that includes footage Mr. Kubrick subsequently cut from the European release.

Truly disappointing for Kubrick fans. Still, if you’re in the area, you may want to drop by for the screening anyway, if only to enjoy a classic on the big screen.

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