Blumhouse plans to create a horror destination at The Stanley Hotel in Estes, Colorado, the setting for Stephen King’s The Shining.
Governor Jared Polis and the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media announced today that Blumhouse will exclusively curate the 10,000+ square-foot Stanley Film Center exhibit space. The company will create exhibits pulled from its extensive catalog of franchises in films, television, and gaming.
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Blumhouse titles include Halloween, The Black Phone, Five Nights at Freddy’s, Get Out, M3GAN, Paranormal Activity, and The Purge, among others.
“Here’s Blumhouse! This iconic Colorado hotel will now have a new element of fun and fright for Coloradans and visitors across the world to enjoy, driving tourism and strengthening our economy. I look forward to seeing the exhibit and am happy that our administration can help make this possible,” said Governor Polis.
“The Stanley Hotel is hallowed ground for horror fans and that makes this presence at the Stanley Film Center a natural extension for Blumhouse,” said Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum. “Fans are going to get closer than ever before to their favorite films, though they may want to keep their distance with a few of the ‘items’ in our collection. We’re excited to get to work, but first we need to make it out of the hedge maze.”
The Stanley Film Center was approved as a Regional Tourism Act project in 2015 by the Colorado Economic Development Commission (EDC), which recognized its potential to attract new visitors from out of state.
Through the RTA, the state is contributing $46 million toward the construction of the Stanley Film Center. To facilitate bonds that will fund the final construction of the facilities, the EDC approved a technical update to Resolution No. 4 of its agreement with the Stanley Film Center this morning.
The main Stanley Film Center building will be at least 67,000 square feet and is estimated to cost more than $70 million to complete and furnish. No opening date has been set.
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