Vote now for Best of Detroit 2021

Hamtramck's Film Lab to screen Stanley Kubrick films and deranged holiday classics 

click to enlarge Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining' (1980). - WARNER BROS.
  • Warner Bros.
  • Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining' (1980).

Stanley Kubrick fans, rejoice: The Film Lab is honoring the legendary director in December with a retrospective of four of his films.

Influential and critically acclaimed classics The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, and Eyes Wide Shut (which is also celebrating its 20th anniversary) will be screened this month, with each film’s screenings falling on its own weekend. (The retrospective comes just after the release of Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining, in November.)

In addition to the Kubrick films, the Film Lab has assembled some “deranged holiday classics,” according to a press release. Among the movies included are Anna and the Apocalypse, a zombie musical; 1974’s Black Christmas, a Canadian slasher film; Dial Code Santa Claus, a Home Alone-like tale of a kid outsmarting a “bloodthirsty” Santa Claus; and 1959’s Santa Claus, a Mexican fantasy film where Santa lives in outer space and battles a demon.

The Film Lab will continue its Bloody Sundays series in December as well, with The Brood, about a man trying to locate his ex-wife who is under the control of a psychotherapist with frightening methods; Eyes Without a Face, about a father attempting to surgically replace his daughter’s face; and Terror Train, a slasher film starring Jamie Lee Curtis about college students having a New Year’s Eve party on a train.

The theater will also be hosting a live podcast taping of Detroit Strange, as well as a screening of It Follows on Friday the 13th. Following the movie screening, a Q&A with It Follows producer Rebecca Green, production assistant Nellie Smydra, and costume designer Kimmy Leitz will be held.

The Film Lab is located at 3105 Holbrook Ave., Hamtramck;

Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Most Popular

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 20, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation