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The Shining Locations

The Shining is a horror-drama movie produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It was based on Stephen King's bestseller novel of the same name, released in 1980. It stars Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers. Jack Torrance, a struggling writer and recovering alcoholic, accepts a position as the off-season caretaker of a hunted hotel. The film is regarded as one of the greatest horror films ever made. The opening scenes of The Shining were shot in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. Timberline Lodge in Oregon was used for the exterior of Overlook Hotel. The interior scenes and some of the exterior scenes of the hotel took place at Elstree Film Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England, UK. Stansted Airport in Essex was used for the interior of Denver Stapleton Airport.

The Shining location
Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. Photo by Tim Jones on Unsplash.

Where was The Shining Filmed?

The Shining was filmed in 3900 Biscayne Blvd, Elstree Studios, Glacier National Park, Going-to-the-Sun Road, Hollywood American Legion Post 43, Kensington Apartments, Saint Mary Lake, Stansted Airport, Timberline Lodge and Wild Goose Island.

The complete list of the locations with latitude and longitude coordinates are listed below in the table.

The Shining Locations Map

The Shining Locations Table

Location NameLatitudeLongitude
3900 Biscayne Blvd25.813559-80.189629
Elstree Studios51.658161-0.269910
Glacier National Park48.715130-113.835068
Going-to-the-Sun Road48.632172-113.861771
Hollywood American Legion Post 4334.107697-118.337837
Kensington Apartments40.002392-105.255096
Saint Mary Lake48.697773-113.495491
Stansted Airport51.8868900.248730
Timberline Lodge45.331135-121.711182
Wild Goose Island48.688862-113.539970

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Rick Dunn - Editor's Pick 2021-05-15 18:22:13

Some of this material is wrong. The hotel interiors were NOT FILMED at Ahwahnee hotel. Some of the interior designs of the Overlook Hotel set were based on those of the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park. Large sets were built at EMI Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England that resembled Ahwahnee hotel. The set for the fictional Overlook Hotel was at the time the largest ever built at Elstree, including a life-size re-creation of the exterior of the Timberline hotel. In February 1979, the set at Elstree was badly damaged in a fire, causing a delay in the production.

Editor 2021-05-16 07:19:00

We corrected the info. Thanks a lot!

Guest 2022-05-11 01:22:46

Hollywood American Legion Post 43 was not a filming location. This should be removed.

Guest 2021-07-02 11:42:53

WHY were the interior scenes of the Overlook hotel filmed in Elstree Studios Borehamwood England?

Guest 2021-11-14 07:05:13

Mainly because Kubrick preferred shooting all his films in England close to his home where all of his pre and post production on all his films since Dr. Strangelove took place there. Having everything recreated on Elstreeā€™s soundstages rather than filming on location allowed for greater control over the project.