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 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: Prohibition Halloween Party IMMA

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Friday  31st October
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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