Bear Pit Community Cinema

Supported  by Stratford Town Trust

This Classic ghost story is based on the novel “The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson, with exteriors filmed at Ettington Park (now Ettington Park Hotel) in South Warwickshire.

Ettington Park was chosen as a quintessential neo-gothic building with a perfect atmosphere to generate the suspense needed. Unfortunately, Robert Wise didn’t find the interiors suitable, so they were shot at MGM Studios, Elstree.

To enhance the atmosphere, Wise used an experimental 30mm anamorphic wide-angle lens, which achieved the distorted impression he desired. The film combines paranormal investigation with mental stress to ​good effect and was rated one of the top 20 scariest horror films of all time (2010 poll in The Guardian).

This is aided by a strong cast including Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson and Russ Tamblyn.

Certified: U

Directed by Robert Wise

Running Time 114 minutes

Tickets are just £5 on the door (cash or card).

Performance Dates
17 July 2024
7:30pm - 9:24pm

The Bear Pit Theatre

Running time
114 mins

£5 on the door

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Ticket Hotline:
0333 666 3366

In person at:
The Bear Pit Theatre Box Office
from one hour before the performance

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