Colo. Approves Tourism Funds For Stanley Hotel Film Center, Horror Museum

November 13, 2015
photo: Stanley hotelJames Dimagiba
The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park

The film center, slated to open in 2018, will be located on the grounds of the famed Stanley Hotel -- also the site of the annual Stanley Film Festival and a new hedge maze inspired by the classic horror film “The Shining.” According to the project’s application to the EDC, the facility would include a 500-seat film auditorium, two amphitheaters, a film archive, classroom and film production space, and a museum. Its projected cost is about $24.5 million.

“It’s quite exciting,” Estes Park Mayor Bill Pinkham told the Estes Park Trail Gazette. “It’s just another layer to the [local economic] cake. It’s an attraction that will bring people from all over the world."

The Stanley Film Center is part of a larger tourism initiative in Northern Colorado submitted to the EDC called Go NoCo.

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