Film Fatale’s Fifth Birthday: Swing Time and The Golden Era of Hollywood Party

SWING TIME

Over 30 classic movies, 10,000 vintage songs, 100 conga lines, 20,000 cocktails, 8,000 pearl necklaces, 3,000 bow-ties and thousands of glamorous guys and gals in their vintage finest. Since its inception, Film Fatale has been bringing to life the great parties of the past and now we are celebrating our fifth birthday.

To celebrate our fifth birthday, Film Fatale will host a birthday extravaganza in one of Dublin city’s most exquisite locations, the opulent and classic Banking Hall of the Westin Hotel, with a red-carpet screening of the timelessly stylish Fred and Ginger rom-com/musical Swing Time.

This red-carpet event will be a love-letter to the entire golden era of Hollywood, celebrating the 1920s to the 1950s. Dress-code is strictly evening attire, so don your most dashing suit, or come along in your most glittering ensemble, as we want you to pay homage to your favourite Golden Era stars.

The event will feature live music from the Film Fatale house band The Tin Pan Alleycats, live dance performances, while Film Fatale’s retro-chic DJs, The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers, will play all your favorite songs that have set the dance floor on fire over the past five years.

Swing Time is the perfect film to celebrate Film Fatale’s fifth birthday. Hollywood’s iconic dancing duo Fred and Ginger were the embodiment of early Hollywood glamour and Swing Time is one of their most beloved pairings.

When bandleader Astaire gets cold feet on his wedding day, bride-to-be Betty Furness will give him a second chance, providing he proves himself responsible enough to earn $25,000. Astaire naturally tries to avoid earning that amount once he falls in love with dance instructor Ginger Rogers. Numerous complications, laughs and dance routines ensue along with Fred and Ginger’s grace, humour and some of cinemas most famous dances and scores “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Never Gonna Dance” and “Bojangles of Harlem.”

Join us in celebrating five fabulous years by watching the silver screen’s most enchanting couple before following in their footsteps and dancing the night away at our most glamorous party yet.

April 16th

Doors 7pm

The Westin Hotel Banking Hall

Westmoreland Street

Dublin 2

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PROHIBITION: TALES OF THE JAZZ AGE

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Inside Dublin’s majestic IMMA, the 1920s is in full swing. Dresses shimmer and sparkle, top hats are tipped, tassles shake and the dance floor is in a Charleston frenzy.Cole Porter is singing, “let’s be outrageous, let’s misbehave”. The air is wild with jazz fever, the morals are loose,the bath-tub gin goes down nice and easy and flapper and fellas are having the kind of night people tell stories about. Welcome to Prohibition: Tales of The Jazz Age, the cat’s meow of Dublin parties.

This 12 March experience one of the biggest 1920s parties in Europe. Our hopping joint is full of fast-talking fellas and fantastic flappers  experiencing Prohibition from around the world. We’ll have Berlin-style cabaret, Parisian-style showgirls and The Film Fatale Follies, the sweetest dancing dames since the days of Gatsby and 1920s glamour.

Set your feet afire in the grand hall to live ragtime music and old-meets-new twenties fusion. Dance-your-spats off and shake your tassles to our electro-swing and vintage DJs. Quench your thirst at our  juice joints, serving up Prohibition-era punch cocktails. While down in the cellar, you’ll find gangsters betting their last dime at our gambling tables.

So fix your feather headpiece. And pop those braces. This is strictly a 1920s/1930s event — the moll at the door won’t let you in if you ain’t dressed in vintage style. So what’s your story going to be? Will you be a flapper, a philospher? a silent movie star? a gangster? will you drink too much bubbles and dance on the tables?  win big on the gambling tables? fall in love with a Parisian Show Girl and be married by the morning? You’ll have some stories to tell after a night at Prohibition, the cat’s meow of Dublin parties.

SOLD OUT

Doors 8.00pm

IMMA

Military Road

Kilmainham

Dublin 8

 

Film Fatale presents: The Shop Around the Corner and The Film Fatale Vintage Christmas Party

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The Sugar Club, Dublin

Celebrate Christmas in vintage style on December 12 with Film Fatale’s screening of the heart-warming Christmas classic Shop Around The Corner.

This is Film Fatale’s last screening in The Sugar Club, as next year we will be moving to a new venue. So join us to celebrate five great years of classic movies, vintage fashion, retro music and good old-fashioned fun at The Sugar Club.

We all know that Jimmy Stewart is the star of It’s a Wonderful Life but it is Shop Around The Corner that makes him the ultimate romantic comedy hero and the King of Christmas. This is the most endearing Christmas classic and a film that you need to see. Set in a lovingly evoked Budapest in the run-up to Christmas, director Ernst Lubitsch’s deliciously delicate comedy focuses on the various obstacles blocking the path of potential lovers James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan, fellow workers in a gossip-ridden emporium who are unaware they’re in fact courting one another by mail in an anonymous correspondence. The director’s fabled ‘touch’, here at its lightest, contributes to what is arguably Hollywood’s most exquisitely romantic depiction of the old central Europe. A wonderfully nostalgic film that will warm your heart and set the tone for the Christmas holidays.

This glittering Christmas extravaganza has a dress code so get in the festive mood by dressing up your most dashing suit or glittering vintage Christmas ensemble and celebrate the silly season with live music from the jazz-tastic Jaime Nanci and The Blue Boys. They will play your Film Fatale favourites and modern songs with a vintage twist followed by the maestros of all that sounds retro chic, Film Fatale’s resident DJ’s The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers who will play your favourite dancefloor fillers from the 1920s to the 70s.

Deck the halls, rock around the Christmas tree and celebrate the festive season the good old fashioned way with Film Fatale’s last event at Dublin’s Sugar Club, a night of vintage fashion, retro music, Christmas cocktails and fun.

Tickets €16/€17

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Doors 8.00pm

The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Dublin 8

Prohibition: Dance Macabre-SOLD OUT

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This Halloween, Film Fatale brings you Prohibition: Dance Macabre — a night of terrible beauty at IMMA, for there shall be no beauty without the beast.

Prohibition: Dance Macabre brings you the 1920s as you know and love with a touch of the cirque du freak — a night of decadence, strange curiosities and dark glamour, as we embrace the darker side of the Twenties.

Inside the majestic IMMA our juice-joints will be serving blood-red bathtub gin punch. There will be live ragtime and old-meets-new twenties fusion, the Monster Mash, and vintage and electro-swing DJs. Come see our fiendish fan dancers and frightful fast-footed flappers, or enter the courtyard of IMMA which will become a carnival of the strange and unusual.

This is a vintage-themed event and strictly fancy-dress. We want you to flaunt your inner flapper or gangster, or pay homage to Twenties horror and silent movies. However you come, we want you to look frightfully good. This is, after all, a night of unspeakable glamour.

SOLD OUT!

Doors 8.00pm

IMMA

Military Road

Kilmainham

Dublin 8

Film Fatale presents: The Apartment and The Swinging Sixties Vintage Party

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 Saturday 10th October

The Sugar Club, Dublin

Embrace the Swinging Sixties on October 10 for a night of classic film, cocktails, dancing, vintage glamour and retro music, with a screening of Billy Wilder’s classic comedy/drama, The Apartment in Dublin’s The Sugar Club.

Film Fatale’s 1960s post-screening Mad Men-esque party will celebrate the fashion and music of one of the greatest decades. Embrace the sixties with live music from the queen of sixties soul, Katie D and The Rhythm Section, followed by Film Fatale’s most fabulous duo, retro chic DJs, The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers — your trustworthy guide to all things vintage.

We want you to strut your stuff and embrace the 1960s. Come dressed in vintage style, fabulous swing dresses, mod chic, go-go glamour, Don Draper cool, or 1960s rebel style. Film Fatale will be setting the scene by creating a 1960s apartment in The Sugar Club — a perfect chill-out room where you can step away from the busy dance floor and sit back with a cocktail.

One of Hollywood’s greats, director Billy Wilder brings 1960s Manhattan to life in a 10-time Oscar nominated comedy drama that sparkles with charm, snappy dialogue and heartfelt humour.
C. C. Baxter (the always hilarious Jack Lemmon) is an office clerk working in a busy Manhattan skyscraper. Finding it hard to get ahead in business, he put himself in his bosses’ favour by lending out his apartment for their extra-curricular affairs. Among these is his callous boss J.D. Sheldrake, whose wooing of Miss Kubelik (the quick-witted Shirley MacLaine), the fetching elevator operator who Baxter is pining over.

Tickets €16/€17

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Doors 8.00pm

The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Dublin 8

Prohibition Gatsby’s Mansion

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IMMA

SOLD OUT!!!!

It’s the greatest party in all of literature and this summer Film Fatale brings it to life in Dublin. So fix your feather-head piece and pop those braces as IMMA plays host to Prohibition: Gatsby’s Mansion, an outdoor-indoor ritzy Roaring Twenties Vintage Party.

Arrive fashionably early and Gatsby’s chauffeur will pick you at the gate and bring you to Gatsby’s lawns. Grab a tea-cup of gin punch, play bowls or croquet, or Charleston in the sunshine before heading indoors for the full Prohibition experience, the cat’s meow of Dublin parties.

Inside the majestic doors of IMMA our juice-joints will be serving bathtub gin punch. There will be live ragtime and old-meets-new twenties fusion. There will be vintage and electro-swing DJs, fan dancers, fast-footed flappers, gambling tables for the gangsters, not to mention Ireland’s best-dressed vintage crowd. One might even catch Jay Gatsby dancing his spats off to electro-swing.

This event is strictly fancy-dress so put on your vintage glad rags and flaunt your inner Daisy Buchanan or Jay Gatsby, or come as a gangster or flapper!

•Gatby’s chauffeur will be on a first-come, first-served basis. All outdoor activities are subject to weather conditions.

SOLD OUT!!!!

Doors 8.00pm

IMMA

Military Road

Kilmainham

Dublin 8

Film Fatale presents: The Seven Year Itch & The Fabulous Fifties Cheeky Tiki Party

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 Saturday 27th June

The Sugar Club, Dublin

Join Film Fatale on 27 June for a scorching Golden Era comedy, The Seven Year Itch, which sees the silver screen’s most famous blonde, Marilyn Monroe, in her one of her most sizzling roles. This will be an evening of film, vintage fashion and music, classic cocktails and retro fun at Dublin’s Sugar Club.

Film Fatale’s Fabulous 50s Cheeky Tiki Party will follow the screening, where you can swing-dance to our live band, and jitterbug to Film Fatale’s resident DJs, The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers. Film Fatale’s most fabulous duo 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 1940s through to the 1970s and the days of Disco.

Drink vintage cocktails in our special summer Tiki Garden, our cheesy 1950s outdoor Tiki bar, complete with kitsch summer songs and tasty summer cocktails. Join in the conga line, the limbo or sit back and be entertained as our Hula dancers take to the stage.

We want you to strut your stuff and embrace the 1950s in your finest vintage clothing, snappiest suits or cheesiest Hawaiian shirt, or go all-out and embrace your inner Marilyn Monroe. Whatever you choose, we want you to come vintage.

One of Hollywood’s greats, director Billy Wilder brings a sparkling Marilyn Monroe to the screen as the flirtatious platinum blonde who shakes up the life of a happily married man.

Tom Ewell stars as a New York City executive whose wife and child are away for the summer. In the heat of the city, living in his empty apartment, he meets a new neighbour: the impossibly gorgeous Monroe. If Manhattan in August isn’t hot enough, Monroe adds another layer of heat to Ewell’s life. He spends the rest of this hilarious farce in various states of temptation.

Famed for the iconic white dress blowing overt an air-vent scene, this exhilarating and glamorous 1950s romantic comedy sees Monroe in one of her finest comic roles — the ditzy blonde bombshell character she helped define.

Sit back in the sumptuous surroundings of the Sugar Club, enjoy a classic signature cocktail designed especially for the night, have the Film Fatale usherettes serve you popcorn while watching Billy Wilders smoldering comedy before dancing the night away to the sounds of the Fabulous Fifties.

Tickets €16/€17

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Doors 8.00pm

The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Dublin 8