R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors - before everything goes to hell.
In the movie its called El Royale Hotel. In actuality it's both a "motel" and a hotel. Hotel rooms are accessible through an internal hallway. Motel rooms are accessible from the outside.
Towards the end of the film, several different fires erupt in the lobby of the El Royale due to a scuffle between Father Daniel Flynn and his captor Billy Lee. Yet, Father Daniel and Darlene Sweet spend an inordinate amount of time inside the burning lobby rather than fleeing. The multiple fires in this lobby scene are extremely slow-burning and amazingly well-contained. Father Daniel and Darlene most likely would have had difficulty breathing due to smoke inhalation after being exposed to the indoor inferno for fewer than 5 minutes, yet they choose to remain in the lobby for 10 to 15 minutes.
Darlene is shown singing in the background over the first half of the closing credits. Aside from this, there are no mid-credits/post-credits scenes.
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