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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Film Fatale presents:Chinatown

500x500 Chinatown

 Saturday 18th April

The Sugar Club, Dublin

Ladies, daub that carmine lipstick. Men, don your mac and fedora. Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of femme fatales, detectives, cocktails, and vintage music as Film Fatale steps out of the shadows on 18 April for Chinatown — the greatest film noir never made in the 1940s.

We want you to strut your stuff as a femme fatale. Or come dressed as a hard-boiled detective. You can pay homage to film noir, or mirror the film’s stars — the diaphanous Faye Dunaway and the naughty Jack Nicholson. Whatever you choose, we want you to come vintage. This night of glamour, murder, mystery and intrigue at Dublin’s Sugar Club will be followed by a night of vintage fashion, retro music, cocktails and retro fun.

Swing-dance to live performances from Jhil Quinn and the Cafe Vaudeville Band and jitterbug to Film Fatale’s resident 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 1930s through to the 1970s and the days of Disco.

We believe Chinatown is the greatest film noir never made in the 1940s. Roman Polanski’s classic neo-noir is set in drought-ridden 1930s L.A where greed, political ambitions and illicit desire hide in the shadows of this seductive, sun-filled paradise. The film stars Jack Nicholson as JJ ‘Jake’ Gittes, a straight talking private eye specializing in matrimonial cases.

What initially seems a straightforward divorce case assignment turns into something far more challenging, wide-reaching and dangerous. Gittes is plunged into a complex web of deceit and murder, while finding himself lured into the bed of the beautiful Evelyn Mulwray.

Chinatown is as salty as a dirty martini. The dialogue as snappy as Dunaway’s garter belt and Nicholson and Dunaway simply sizzle on screen together.

Sit back in the sumptuous surroundings of the Sugar Club, enjoy a classic signature cocktail, have the Film Fatale usherettes serve you popcorn while watching one of the greatest film noirs unfold.

Tickets €16/€17

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Doors 8.00pm

The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Dublin 8

Film Fatale presents: Prohibition

500X500 PROHIBITION

Saturday 14th March

IMMA, The Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Irelands biggest Prohibition Party is back, this time even bigger and better.

Join us on 14 March for an alternative St Patrick’s Weekend party, as Film Fatale returns the Prohibition-era experience to Dublin’s IMMA for a party that will relive the decadent days of Gatsby, gangsters, flappers and 1920s glamour.

Dublin’s IMMA will be transformed once more into an opulent 1920s fancy-dress party, the kind of elegant yet wild soire that would do Jay Gatsby proud. It will be even bigger as we open up more secret rooms, more bars, more performers, a silent cinema and more sparkle, glitz and glamour.

Inside the majestic doors of IMMA, there will gambling gangsters, fast-footed dancing flappers in sparkling ensembles, exotic fan dancers, and people Lindy Hopping to our 1920s ragtime bands The Ragtime Ramblers and The Great Gatsbies. Meanwhile, you can do the Charleston to retro DJs The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers or dance your socks off to an Electro-swing set by DJ Mimi Rouge.

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 drink prohibition-era “bathtub gin” and dance to your favourite vintage hits from the 1920s to the 70s.

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.

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!

Tickets €30

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Doors 8.00pm

The Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Military Road

Kilmainham

Dublin 8

Film Fatale Vintage Christmas Party

CHRISTMAS PARTYFriday December 19th

The Sugar Club

Celebrate Christmas in vintage style with Film Fatale on Friday 19 December with a night of vintage fashion, retro music, Christmas cocktails and retro fun, in Dublin’s Sugar Club.

This toe-tapping, glamorous musical extravaganza has a vintage dress code, so get in the festive mood by dressing up your most dashing suit or glittering vintage Christmas ensemble.

The fun begins with Film Fatale dancers and live music from Katie D and The Rhythm Section followed by Maestros of all sounds retro chic, Film Fatale resident DJ’s The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers who will be your trustworthy vintage music selectors for the night and play your favourite dancefloor fillers from the 1920s to the 70s.

Do the Christmas congo or rock around the Christmas tree with a vintage cocktail in hand and celebrate the festive season the good old fashioned way with Film Fatale.

Tickets €8 on the door only*

Doors 11.00pm

The Sugar Club

8 Lower Leeson Street

Dublin 2

*(Discount flyers will be posted on Facebook the week of the event and sent out through our newsletter which you can sign up for here, simply show the flyer on your phone )