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 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

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 )

Film Fatale presents: Back to The Future and The Enchantment Under The Sea Dance

Enchanment Under the Sea POSTER MASTER copySaturday, November 15th

The Sugar Club

Power up the flux capacitor and hop into the DeLorean!

This 15 November, The Producers will transform Dublin’s The Sugar Club for a reimagining of Back to the Future’s 1955 Entertainment Under the Sea Dance.

This annual event, now in it’s third year, includes a screening of Robert Zemeckis’ hilarious time-traveling comedy-caper followed by the Enchantment Under The Sea Dance where audiences can experience the 1950s Hill Valley High School Prom.

Have your photo taken in a real DeLorean time machine. Or drink punch and swing-dance to our live band, Marvin and The Starlighters, who will blast out Johnny B Goode and other hits from the movie. Meanwhile, retro DJs The Andrews Sisters Brothers will push the flux capacitor into overdrive with their party hits from 1955 to 1985.

The most iconic film of the 1980s, Michael J Fox stars as 1985 teenager Marty McFly. He’s broken the time barrier, busted his parents’ first date and, maybe, botched his chances of ever being born. Marty must bring his parents back together at Hill Valley High’s Enchantment Under the Sea Dance. Helped by the eccentric Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), he must wait for lighting to strike, fix the DeLorean and get back to the future — all in time to get to school the next day.

Help set the scene by dressing up for the 1950s or a 1980s school dance. Have your photo taken in our nautical-themed photo booth or our DeLorean, and be crowned prom king, prom queen or class clown.

Be there or be square!

Tickets €19

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Doors 7.30pm

Enchantment Under The Sea Dance from 10.30pm

 tickets €10 on the door only

Lower Leeson Street

Dublin 2

Film Fatale presents: Prohibition Halloween Party IMMA

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Friday  31st October
IMMA

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!

 Tickets €20

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Doors 8.30pm

IMMA

Royal Hospital

Military Rd

Kilmainham

Dublin 8