Friday 31st October
Step back in time and party like it’s 1929 as Film Fatale transport you back to the decadent days of Gatsby, gangsters, flappers and 1920s glamour.
Hidden away from the prying eyes of the fuzz, there’s a hopping joint full of the sweetest looking dames and the hardest trouble boys, a prohibition night that will evoke the mood of a 1920s speakeasy for you to drink your bootlegged hooch and celebrate this hedonistic era with wanton abandonment.
This Halloween, Film Fatale brings you the Prohibition-era experience. Dublin’s IMMA will be transformed into an opulent 1920s Halloween fancy-dress party, the kind of elegant yet wild soire that would do Jay Gatsby proud.
Inside the majestic doors of IMMA, there will be fast-footed dancing flappers in sparkling ensembles, exotic fan dancers, people Lindy Hopping to our 1920s ragtime band or doing the charleston to retro DJs The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers.
There will be one room dedicated solely to 1920s and 1930s Prohibition era, the music it has inspired and dance-your-socks off electro swing. . IMMA’s gothic chapel will become the Punch Parlour, a perfect place to do the monster mash, or dance to your favourite vintage hits from the 20s to the 70s.
Drink prohibition-era “bathtub gin” punch, listen to cabaret and have your photo taken at the silent film photo booth. There might even be some saucy burlesque and some “gambling”. There ain’t no rules in this joint.
Show your moxy through the rags you wear and set the scene by dressing up in your vintage finest or pay homage to 1920s silent movie stars, dames and fellas, flappers and philosophers, or gangsters and their molls. This is a Halloween fancydress event but the dress code is vintage inspired.
Tell your friends, people you like but trust but no one else —this event is on the QT so shhh! Keep your trap shut, don’t wear iron and no funny business or we’ll all end up under glass.
It’s gonna be swell kid!
Saturday 18th October
The Sugar Club
EECH! EECH! EECH! EECH! EECH! It’s the sound of terror! Celebrating the Halloween season in true style, Film Fatale will unleash Alfred Hitchcock’s chic and chilling classic Psycho on Saturday 18 October.
Few Hollywood directors can combine horror with couture to such creepy effect, making Hitchcock’s Psycho the perfect Film Fatale film leading up to Halloween.
A femme fatale on the run and a shy, handsome in-keeper with a secret, director Alfred Hitchcock brings us on a journey to The Bates Motel, a remote, aged lodge with a terrifying story to tell. Who is Norman Bates? And what is wrong with his mother? Is anyone in the Bates Motel safe? Even if you know the answers, you still can’t prepare for the scares that are so beautifully punctuated by Bernard Herrmann’s score of screeching violins, violas and cellos.
The Film Fatale Swingin’ Sixties party will follow the screening, where you can go-go dance to our live band, and do the twist to resident retro DJs The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers, who will be playing music from the film’s era.
The audience is invited to help set the scene by dressing up in their vintage finest, paying homage to 1960s or mirroring the famed sartorial style of Hitchcock’s heroines. Film Fatale will set the scene with a mini recreation of the 1960s in The Sugar Club side bar — a perfect chill-out room where you can step away from the busy dance floor and sit back with your 1960s bespoke cocktail designed especially for the night.
Join us at Film Fatale for a screening of this glamorous suspense-horror masterpiece and a night of sixties Hollywood glamour, vintage music, cocktails and dancing.
Please note: people with a weak disposition will be tied to their seats and have their eyes clamped open to ensure they don’t miss a single second of suspense and horror. We are not responsible if the ‘horror’ causes you to have a heart attack but we will call you an ambulance. Dressing up as Psycho is fun. Trying to kill fellow movie goers is not.
Lower Leeson Street
After-party from 11pm with tickets €7 on the door only
Saturday 18th October
The Sugar Club
Embrace the Swinging Sixties on October 18 for a night of cocktails and dancing, vintage glamour and retro music, in The Sugar Club, Dublin. Film Fatale’s 1960s Mad Men-esque party will celebrate the fashion and music of one of the greatest decades.
Slip into the sixties with live music from Miss Truly Divine and her Indulgents, followed by the queen of sixties style and music, DJ Dandelion and retro chic DJs The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers who will be your trustworthy guide to all things vintage, bringing you on a tour of music evolution with your favourite dance floor fillers from the late 1950s through to the 1970s and the days of Disco.
Pay homage to the 1960s by dressing up in vintage style. Embrace fabulous swing dresses, mod chic, go-go glamour, Don Draper cool, or 1960s rebel style, or just your vintage finest, and imagine you are in Mad Men with our 1960s-style cocktail bar.
€7 on the door only