The hotel that inspired Stephen King's "The Shining" is doubling down on the business of scary. The Stanley Hotel revealed last week that it plans to build a horror-themed museum, film archive and film production studio on site in Colorado.
The project, which will be called the Stanley Film Center, will operate as a nonprofit. The $24 million project is slated for a 43,000 square-foot facility. It was not immediately clear how the financing will work for the museum, but it did apply for an $11.5 million credit through the Colorado's Regional Tourism Act to "close a project funding gap."
Several big names in Hollywood want to make the project happen. Elijah Wood, Simon Pegg and George A. Romero are just a few of the celebrities on the founding board.
"I would love to have a home for which we could constantly come year-round and celebrate with other fans from around the world," Elijah Wood said, in a statement. "There's really no better place for there to be a permanent home for the celebration of horror as an art form than the Stanley Hotel."