A Big Yellow Homage to 'The Shining' for the New 'Room 237' Poster

March 12, 2013

Room 237 Poster

Many ways in, no ways out. A perfect tagline for a great documentary about filmmaking. After playing the festival circuit throughout all of 2012, the doc Room 237 about Stanley Kubrick's The Shining and the conspiracy theories held within, is finally about to hit theaters. IFC Films has been building up the buzz with a few trailers and art, like that Mondo print last year, but now we have the final poster for Room 237 and it's a huge homage/nod to The Shining's poster in almost every way. Same font, same bright yellow color, same minimal design, except we get a maze keyhole on this. Time to enter the room and find out what lies within.

Final poster art for Rodney Ascher's documentary Room 237, about Kubrick's The Shining, from

Room 237 Poster The Shining

Here's the original 1980 theatrical poster for Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, for reference or to compare.

The Shining Poster Original

From the Fantastic Fest '12 guide: "Rodney Ascher's Room 237 is a fascinating documentary that explores bizarre theories about the subtext and symbolism underlying Stanley Kubrick's landmark film The Shining." This documentary, which first premiered at Sundance and also played in Cannes, is made-up entirely of existing and archival footage, including many different segments of all of Stanley Kubrick's films. It features voiceovers which breakdown and discuss the theories and ideas within The Shining. Room 237 also played Fantastic Fest and the NYFF, and will be released by IFC Films. They will finally be releasing Room 237 in limited theaters and iTunes VOD starting March 29th this spring. For more info, visit

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  • Danimal
    They need to hurry up and release this thing. Been hearing about it for a year now and I'm dying to see it already!
  • The original poster is terrible. I know it's iconic, but I don't get the blurry face.




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