Danse Macabre Halloween’s Monster Ball

Danse Macabre Poster PortraitBeware this Halloween for the door between the living and the dead is opening for a night of unspeakable glamour. The beautiful and the damned will rise again for Danse Macabre Monster’s Ball, Ireland’s most decadent Halloween party.

For one night only, the grand Concert Hall becomes a haunted house with a touch of the cirque du freak. Your hosts — the divine temptress and dancefloor slayer, Bonnie Boux, and prince of all things unholy, Beelzebub, will lead you through a party that mixes live music, DJs, dance, variety, immersive performances, cabaret and the occasional sacrifice.Beware of the strange and unusual. Our fiendish fan dancers, frightful Follies and avant-garde performers will haunt the stage. There will be terrible beauties and blood-soaked burlesque. Rocky Horror Picture Show Ireland

will show you the moves for Ireland’s biggest time warp. The Sanderson Sisters will stop by for some spell casting and The House of Jeuje Dancers will raise the roof and the dead with their unearthly moves.

Flaunt yourself at our procession as our twisted collective of performers prance and dance. Play old carnival and Halloween games. Find out your future at Madam Mim’s fortune booth. Scream your blood-curdling lungs out at karaoke and try not to be caught by the Brides of Dracula! Dance like the devil to the brass-tastic Kings of Brass. Dance for your soul to Gin and Juice, and sacrifice yourself at the alter of DJs Przem and Pyrotek and their devilish dancers.

This is an alternative Halloween extravaganza and strictly fancy-dress. It is a night for the surrealists, the ghosts of Weimar, the resurrected voguers, the masqueraders, the gothic goddesses, the vamps, the femme fatales, the steampunk princes, the vintage queens, the retro kings, the flappers, gangsters, the fantasists and the other-worldly, the beautiful and the damned.

Join in the spectacle and however you come, we want you to look frightfully good

RDS Concert Hall, Dublin 4

October 27th, 8pm

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Film Fatale presents: The Great Gatsby Party

Gatsby PosterFilm Fatale is back! To celebrate our eighth birthday, we return to where it all began — The Sugar Club. This time we’re bringing the sparkle and glitz of our famous Gatsby’s Mansion IMMA party to the intimate and luxurious surroundings of Dublin’s most famous cinema club.

Relive the era of Gatsby and vintage glamour at our Roaring Twenties party where you will dance yourself into a Charleston frenzy with Dublin’s most famous Vintage DJ duo, The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers.

The giggle juice will be flowing, bottles of bubbles will be popping, dresses will shimmer and sparkle, top hats will be tipped, the gambling table will be jammed, fan dancers will dazzle and the Film Fatale Follies — the epitome of 1920s glamour — will blaze the stage.

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 put on your vintage glad rags and flaunt your inner Daisy Buchanan or Jay Gatsby, or come as a gangster or flapper.

So pop that bottle of bubbles and fix your braces old sport and join us in bringing the greatest party in all of literature and film to life.

                           Friday. February 22nd. Screening 7.30pm(sold out). Party 11pm                                                                               
The Sugar Club. 8 Lower Leeson Street. Dublin 2

Tickets to Party €12 online or €15 on the door


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Prohibition: The Beautiful and the Damned October 29th

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This Halloween, Prohibition: the Beautiful and the Damned at IMMA brings you the 1920s you know and love with a taste of the Underworld — a night of gothic glamour, strange curiosities, the bewitching and the bizarre.

Embrace the darker side of the Twenties at Ireland’s most elegantly decadent Halloween celebration. The juice-joints will be serving blood-red bathtub gin punch. The fiendish fan dancers and frightful flappers will haunt the stage for the Dance Macabre show.

Try our new Guys and Ghouls 1920s speed dating. Or dance for your soul to live ragtime and old-meets-new Twenties fusion, the Monster Mash, and vintage and electro-swing DJs.

In our Parlour room, Film Fatale in association with Bram Stoker Festival, will enthrall and excite with ghastly tales and gothic performances.

This is a vintage-themed event and strictly fancy-dress. We want you to flaunt your inner fiendish 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.

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October 29th

Doors 8.00pm

IMMA

Military Road

Kilmainham

Dublin 8

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

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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

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 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

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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 presents: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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Saturday February 7th

The Sugar Club

Happy birthday Film Fatale! Help celebrate the fourth birthday of Dublin’s most glamorous event on Saturday 7 February with a red carpet screening of Audrey Hepburn’s timelessly stylish film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Walk the red carpet. Have your picture taken at our photo booth. Relax at your cabaret table with a glass of Holly’s famous party punch or a 1960s classic cocktail and fresh cinema popcorn served from the Film Fatale usherettes. There will also be unlimited birthday cake and pre-film live music including Henri Mancini’s unforgettable ‘Moon River’ from the film.

The film will be followed by the Swinging Sixties Vintage Party that will take you back in time to the decadent days of cinema’s most iconic party girl, Holly Golightly, for a night of vintage fashion, retro music, cocktails, dancing and good old-fashioned fun in Dublin’s Sugar Club.

Was there ever so elegant a heroine as Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly? Her charm and sparkle have touched audiences for over half a century. The deliciously eccentric New York city playgirl is determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire but her long-suffering neighbour George Peppard has other plans.

The after-party will feature live music and Film Fatale’s resident retro DJs The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers who will play dancefloor fillers from the late 1950s through to the 1970s and the days of Disco.

This red carpet, glamorous extravaganza has a vintage dress code, so come along in your finest vintage ensembles or pay homage to the high fashion and mod style of the film, emulating Audrey Hepburn or one of her many dashing suitors.

SCREENING SOLD OUT PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE AFTER-PARTY

Doors 8.00pm(screening)

After-party 11pm

The Sugar Club

8 Lower Leeson Street

Dublin 2