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Room 217 (237)
Room 237-1
Appearances

The Shining (book)
The Shining (film)
The Shining (miniseries)
The Shining (opera)

General Information
Type

Hotel room

Location

Overlook Hotel


Room 237, not to be confused with the documentary of the same name, was a room in the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. In the book it was called "217".

History Edit

The room was inhabited in the past, by a Lorraine Massey who would usually seduce young bellboys who would visit her room. One time Danny Torrance visited this room after a ball strangely rolled to him from its open doors. Later, he claimed that a "crazy woman" tried to strangle him. Jack Torrance then entered 237, in search of what his son claimed to have confronted. He instead encountered a young naked woman in the bathroom, having a bath who came out and kissed him. That woman then became a rather ugly, rotting old woman who chased Jack out, cackling at his infidelity. It is assumed that the rotting old woman is Lorraine Massey

Reasons for ChangeEdit

According to the Timberline Lodge website, http://www.timberlinelodge.com, "Kubrick was asked not to depict Room 217 (featured in the book) in The Shining, because future guests at the Lodge might be afraid to stay there. So a nonexistent room, Room 237, was substituted in the film. Curiously, and somewhat ironically, Room 217 is requested more often than any other room at Timberline."

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Locations
The Overlook Hotel The LobbyUllman's OfficeThe Colorado LoungeThe Gold RoomThe Red BathroomThe KitchenThe StoreroomThe walk-in freezerThe Games RoomThe Boiler RoomRoom 237The West WingThe Caretaker's apartmentThe Red HallwayThe hotel exteriorHedge maze
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