Friday 31st October
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!