How to Throw a Haunted House Party Alfred Hitchcock Style

Book a stay on the Alfred Hitchcock floor at Arthouse Hotel and have a scream this Halloween in Liverpool with all your friends.

Halloween is just around the corner so we’ve taken a look at how the master of macabre, Alfred Hitchcock, chose to celebrate his love of horror and haunting. The bash he threw for the Warner Brother top brass in March 1956 showed that Halloween must have surely been his favourite time of year.

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Our Hitchcock movie-themed hotel rooms are dedicated to the great director and his work, to help our guests celebrate all things spooky in style.

Check out this amazing account of the spookiest party in town during 1956 at Alfred’s own horrifying New York Haunted House Party.

The perfect party location

In true Hitchcock fashion, it was all about location, location, location when it came to planning his grand New York Haunted House Party.

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He sent out his team, Young and Rubicam, to track down a Hitchcock appropriate venue to host his hotly anticipated house party.

  • The stipulation was that the venue should;
  • Be able to cater to a number of VIP guests
  • Have a glamorous yet chilling interior
  • And most importantly have its very own supernatural presence

The task at hand seemed daunting at first when the team first attempts to secure out a genuine haunted house in New York.

The Wine Cellars of Brooklyn Bridge

They came up trumps with Hitchcock’s first two criteria but were stumped time and time again when it came to finding a real live haunted house.

Luckily a tip came in that the wine cellars under the Brooklyn Bridge ticked all the boxes on Hitchcock’s list.

Together Young and Rubicam and an excited Mr Hitchcock took a tour of the cellars and discovered, at last, the ideal space in which to host Hitchcock’s epic Halloween bash.

Brooklyn Bridge Wine Cellars

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The walls were dripping, dank and dark and even the whispers of the team members echoed around the cavernous space creating ghostly whispers.

Sadly a Hitch presented itself.

There was no plumbing throughout the cellars and Hitchcock’s most distinguished guests could not expect to go without washrooms for the entire shindig. Prices for temporary fixtures were assembled totalling $800.

The wine cellars were a no go and the search continued.

The Old Merchants House

The people of New York all began to get involved in the search and tips kept rolling in about supposedly haunted buildings that were ideal for Hitchcock’s house of horrors.

The Old Merchant House was scouted as another possible venue. The perfectly preserved period home was ideally spooky and was rumoured to have ghosts of its very own.

The Old Merchant House

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Those who inherited The Old Merchant House told stories of ghostly happenings. Convinced that nine members of the Treadwell family who lived and died on the property continued to haunt it they opened the home up as a museum.

Hitchcock, upon visiting the house was overjoyed with the preservation of the home and believed it would make a smashing venue for his VIP haunted house party.

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source: landmarkinteriorsAgain, it was not to be as the kin of the Treadwell family could not consider a party being held inside their historical landmark giving Hitchcock and his team a blunt no when the idea was suggested.

The search went on.

Today The Old Merchant House is still perfectly preserved and receives regular visitors with a keen interest in the history of the home and its haunting past.

Last resorts

Taking matters into his own hand Hitchcock reached out to the American Psychic Research Society who responded that New York had become too modern a city to host any sort of supernatural spirit.

Hitchcock then placed an advert in The Times real estate section asking for people to call in with any ideas. Young and Rubicam were bombarded with over 100 telephone calls a day but none of the leads could conjure evidence or even stories of ghostly presences in their proposed properties.

Hitchcock's The Times Real Estate Ad

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There were suggestions of homes in Jackson Heights with real graves in the garden, a place in Englewood for sale with reports of a poltergeist but Hitchcock preferred to stay in the city centre.

On Staten Island, there was an agent trying to rent his property to Hitchcock for $5000 because it had nightly spiritual torments which gave Hitchcock chills but not because of the ghosts.

The Winning Location

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After his short but exhaustive search for the most haunted house in New York Hitchcock and his team settled on the towering townhouse on 7 East 80TH Street.

The abandoned cobweb-laden mansion was sans spirits but Hitchcock’s patience was spent and he settled for a venue that looked haunted but wasn’t.

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This was no problem for the master of suspense and horror as he and his crew set to work stirring up the dusty corners of the extensive property and adding some eerie extra touches here and there.

Hitchcock placed coffin shaped bars around the home, and well placed hidden speakers provided spooky moans and groans of fictional ghoulies throughout the building.

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Using the ancient furnishings to his benefit Hitchcock accentuated the decay of century-old paintings, elaborate antique chandeliers and thick dusty drapes. The perfect mood lighting was installed and Hitchcock’s haunted house party was finally taking shape.

The Monstrous Menu

A stickler for the finer details Hitchcock ensured that if he couldn’t frighten his guests with real ghosts he would try instead with his party menu.

Inside the carefully crafted Tombstone Shaped invitations guests received a copy of this cleverly conceived menu of the macabre;

Carte de Morte

Aperitifs

Morbid Morgue Mussels, Suicide Suzettes avec Crepe, Consommé de Cobra, Vicious-Soisse

Entree

Home-Fried Homicide, Ragout of Reptile, Charcoal-broiled Same-Witch Legs, Corpse Croquettes, Barbecued Banshee au Gratin, Opium Omelette en Brochette, Stuffed Stiffs with Hard Sauce, Gibbeted Giblets, Monster Thermidor, Tormented Tortillas, Ghoulish Goulash, Blind Bats en casserole

Dessert

Fromage d’Abbatoir, Python Pudding, Morphine Meringue Glace, Fresh cut Lady Fingers (in season)

The Liqueurs

 Bloody Marys, Anisette d’Arsenic, Hennessy’s Heroin, Dead Grand-dad, Formaldehyde Frappe

Guests came dressed to impress in all manners of upper-class attire, and photos show that the drinks were flowing as the spookfest played out.

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On top of all the extravagant food, there was also a detailed party cake made to resemble a church and graveyard, complete with inedible cobwebs draped across so that it almost looked a part of the house.

Not to leave things to chance Hitchcock utilised his movie know how to give his guests an extra fright in the night.

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One of his cheeky tricks included a decrepit old man left in one of the upstairs bedrooms. Clever makeup and special effects made this character seem like he could have been left to pass away in the house and forgotten.

This was not the only haunting house party Hitchcock threw during his years as master of suspense. Other notorious party rumours circulate about the director hosting events in LA where guests were handed shovels and asked to exhume several buried skulls bureid around the property garden.

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If we could attend any Halloween party we think Hitchcock’s soirées might have been the most terrifying ones of all time.

Staying with Arthouse Hotel on the Hitchcock floor

We know that any party might pale in comparison to Hitchcock’s fright fests but there are plenty of spooky happenings going on during Halloween in Liverpool 2017.

Hitchcock Arthouse Hotel room

Book to stay in one of our Hitchcock hotel rooms at Arthouse Hotel this Halloween and prepare to be dazzled by the décor and enticed by the exquisite ensuite bathrooms.

Arthouse Hotel is right in the middle of all the best Halloween action taking place in Liverpool. Make sure you get yourselves booked into one of our Hitchcock themed suites or our other movie-themed hotel rooms and have yourself a scream this Halloween.

Call 0151 601 8801, email info@sigantureliving.co.uk or check out some of our best accommodation offers here and book direct.

Say So Long to Your Single Life with a Stag Party at Arthouse Hotel

Kiss goodbye to your boyhood and usher in the new married you by organising a night for you and the rest of your squad with a superb stag party in Liverpool at Arthouse Hotel.

Time to say farewell to carefree nights of madness with the boys, staying out all hours of the night . . . and the next day and hello to thank you cards, couples dinners and spending the rest of your life with your one and only.

Here’s how you say so long to single life in style at Arthouse Hotel.

Book Liverpool’s greatest group accommodation

Rocky Horror room - stag party in Liverpool

We know you boys and when it comes to booking your hotel room in Liverpool you’ll simply be looking for somewhere affordable where you can sleep in a bed, close enough to all the party action.

We’ve ticked off a few of your requirements at Arthouse Hotel but gone further to provide you guys with utterly memorable group accommodation in the heart of the city.

Our marvellous movie themed suites can sleep groups of up to six in superbly stylish surroundings and have all the perks of a luxury five-star hotel without that luxury price tag.

Each room at Arthouse Hotel has been themed around a classic movie, from The Rocky Horror Picture Show to Hitchcock’s Psycho and the plush décor includes swathes of flashy leather, lush velvet bedspreads and eye-catching movie motifs.

Every room comes complete with audio systems for all your musical needs, a 50” TV and exquisite ensuite facilities.

We have suites with their own kitchenettes, large fridges for all your pre-party beers and to get you looking your best for the night ahead indulge yourselves with a soak in the double whirlpool baths.

Ensuite bathroom Arthouse hotel stag party in Liverpool

Don’t skimp on a stag party in Liverpool when you can the very best group accommodation in the city for a very agreeable price.

Get some scran in

It’s no secret that Liverpool has a massive choice of excellent restaurants that serve food from all over the world.

Luckily for a stag party in Liverpool, there’s one place where you can wrap your lips around perfect pizzas with every topping imaginable. Just below your awesome Liverpool hotel room, you’ll find Seel Street’s latest addition; Mulholland.

Mulholland bar - stag party in Liverpool

The menu here focuses on providing the perfect pizza for anyone, if you’re a veggie you can chow down on Artichoke, Olive and Roasted Pepper slices or for the meat eaters among you there’s toppings ranging from Chilli con Carne Nacho to Chorizo, Pastrami and Roasted pepper.

Pizza at Mulholland Bar - food for stag party in Liverpool

Whats more, Mulholland’s bar is stocked to the brim with a variety of real ales, premium spirits and quality cocktails that will get you all in the mood for a great night out in Liverpool.

All this on the lower floor of the amazing Arthouse Hotel.

We told you we had it all and now you must be a believer.

Take your pick from the best bars in town

Alma de Cuba - stag party in Liverpool

Seel Street falls nicely in the centre of Liverpool’s most popular nightlife district, the Ropewalks, and lucky for you guys Arthouse Hotel opens up right onto it.

This is where to be seen in the city and where you and the boys can guarantee an unforgettable taste of Liverpool’s famous nightlife.

Choose from a huge selection of trendy bars and clubs such as Alma de Cuba, where you’ll find scantily clad samba dancers. Empire for multiple choice themed floors or Heebie Jeebies where the cool kids are at. Each of these popular nightlife venues serves up a quality atmosphere with drinks to match and are open into the wee small hours of the morning.

If you’ve got a taste for big beers then make your way to Salt Dog Slims where a Stein is the popular drink of choice.

Feeling fancy? Why not descend into Maya where you and the lads can select your poison from a list of seriously strong cocktails. Mixed to perfection inside a bar themed around Mexico’s Day of the Dead.

Maya - cocktail bar for stag parties in Liverpool

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Later on, when the nights in full swing make your way upstairs at Peacock’s where you’ll find the roof is on fire as the DJ pumps out sounds of deep house that will get your party dancing on into the next morning.

Best of all, when everyone is spent and the sun is coming up your luxury Liverpool hotel is right where you left it, at the heart of all the best action in town. So you and your group can walk past all those sleeping looking people waiting for taxis knowing your bed is just a short walk away.

You and your group will have the pleasure of walking past all those sleepy people waiting for taxis smugly knowing your bed is just a short walk away.

Heaven.

Why you should stay at Arthouse Hotel

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It’s all at your fingertips when you’re staying at Arthouse Hotel, the best bars, clubs and restaurants are within short walking distance so you and the guys don’t need a sat nav to get to and from all the good bits of the city.

Our superb hotel is outfitted with partying in mind so you’ll all be in one fabulous room. You can toast to the memory of your life as a single bloke and enjoy time with the boys as they send you off into a life of matrimonial bliss.

Call on 0151 601 8801 and speak with one of our reservations staff, they’ll help you plan the best stag party in Liverpool and give you great advice on where to spend your time in the city.

You can also email any queries on info@signatureliving.co.uk.

Alternative Places to Watch Movies in Liverpool from Arthouse Hotel

Being Liverpool’s latest movie themed hotel, we feel it’s only right to share with our guests some of the best places to watch movies in Liverpool outside of the cinema.

Forget pricey tickets, uniform seating and less than impressive snacks and drinks, we’ve unearthed a chic way to watch your favourite old school movies and we’re sharing them with you.

Baltic Market

watch movies in Liverpool at The Baltic Market

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Not just the best place to sample amazing examples of Liverpool’s independent street food and drink offerings, Baltic Market is Liverpool’s newest social space encompassing everything that makes us happy.

This, of course, includes screenings of our favourite cult movie classics.

You’ll have to keep your peepers peeled on social media outlets to catch the latest screening schedules but when it’s on its worth it just for the funky vibes, relaxed atmosphere and delicious food.

Secret Garden

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The same organisers that brought us cult cinema nights at Baltic Market also put together the occasional outdoor film feast in undisclosed urban gardens across the city.

The latest schedules in Calderstones Park include the iconic Audrey Hepburn flick Breakfast at Tiffany’s and When Harry Met Sally, a film made famous by that one scene . . . you know the one.

Catch both movies out in the open under the stars, with a drink in hand and some live entertainment to set the mood.

Café Tabac

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Situated at the top of Liverpool’s favourite independent district is Café Tabac. A moody dimly lit bar/café that serves delicious coffee tasty food and tantalising cocktails.

Hidden in the back of this trendy little establishment is an intimate cinema room that welcomes a small audience every Monday.

Often Café Tabac will schedule their screenings to coincide with memorable movie anniversaries for classic films like the Labyrinth or simply pick out a random yet popular movie like 1984.

It’s luck of the draw really but worth a visit for an alternative movie experience in Liverpool.

FACT

watch movies in Liverpool Singing in the Rain

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Close enough to Arthouse you could hit it with a stone, but don’t, it’s FACT.

A venue in Liverpool dedicated to art and creative technology is bound to showcase some of the best blockbusting movies but every now and then a true movie marvel will pop up on their schedules such as magical musical movies like Singin’ In The Rain, The Sound of Music or An American in Paris.

These alongside cult movies, documentaries and cinematic art installations make FACT the place to watch movies in Liverpool that are a little out of the ordinary.

Anglican Cathedral

watch movies in Liverpool at Anglican Cathedral

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Lately, Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral has turned its hand into hosting some superb social events. The latest is a list of movies that we all know and love being screened inside the cavernous interior of one of Liverpool’s most magnificent landmarks.

Where better to relive the movie mastery of The Goonies or the magical wonderland of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (the original) than Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral with it towering stained glass windows and ancient interior décor.

Arthouse Movie Themed Accommodation

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Get the gang together and watch movies in Liverpool in any of these alternative venues.

Not only will you enjoy watching a classic or cult movie but you and your friends will get to experience some of Liverpool’s most exciting venues from a different perspective.

Arthouse Hotel is located within walking distance of all these spectacular spaces and our unique luxury group accommodation is ideal for movie lovers.

Each unique and luxurious hotel room has its own individual theme inspired by a classic, cult or musical movie.

For bookings and enquiries about our amazing accommodation offers please call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk make your night at the movies the whole package with an alternative movie screening topped off with a stay in a marvellous movie themed hotel room at Arthouse Hotel.

Arthouse What’s on in Liverpool: September Events

We love our city, there’s always something going on and at Arthouse we’ve got the goss on the best events taking place in and around our amazing movie themed hotel so our guests don’t miss a thing. You won’t find a better what’s on in Liverpool guide for September as we have picked out the cream of the crop as far as fun nights out are concerned.

Everything from resurrecting Bingo as a popular activity to nights dedicated to the best old bands and songs of our time. Liverpool is enjoying a month long moment of nostalgia in September and we are glad to help you, our guests, be a part of it.

Magic Mike Nights

When: 2nd, 8th, 16th and 29th

Where: Arthouse

Don’t panic ladies, this September in Liverpool Magic Mike nights are on all month.

Our Magic Mike men will be entertaining the masses from throughout September making any hen night in Liverpool unforgettable.

Be prepared for muscle, music and more muscle as we let our Magic Mike guys loose to strut their stuff and strip for your pleasure.

It’s not all about the bods though ladies as you can also enjoy some of your favourite party songs, a few fun games and a glass of welcome fizzy to get the party going.

Better still this will all be happening in the stylish surroundings of Arthouse’s underground bar and club venue, so once the Magic Mike night event ends you and your group are in the best location to experience more of Liverpool’s dynamic nightlife.

September may be the last month of summer but it’ll still be hot, hot, hot at Arthouse on Magic Mike Night.

Scouse Bingo

When: 15th 

Where: Arthouse

No longer something you associate with your nanna’s unspoken gambling problem, Bingo is making a major comeback.

Mainly because now Bingo is now hosted in amazing city centre bars and clubs where Bingo-ers’ are plied with alcohol then invited to dance their socks off at perfectly placed intervals throughout the game.

We are pleased to announce Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria will be hosting Liverpool’s newest Scouse Bingo sessions overseen by the lovely Scouse Bev, who’ll call out your numbers, buy you a bevvy and keep the evening sprinkled with a heavy dose of superb scouse humour.

There’ll be fun prizes, comedy throughout and a post-Bingo disco to top the night off. Call 0151 305 5101 to book tickets to a brilliant Bingo session with our Bev at Arthouse on September 15th.

Extr-ABBA-Ganza

When: 16th

Where: HUS

We’re all about looking back during September in Liverpool, with a whole host of retro celebrations happening in the city.

One such occasion you should definitely not miss is the Extr-ABBA-Ganza at HUS.

Fans of the Swedish born Super Troupers can enjoy strapping on sky high platforms and glitziest jumpsuit to be in with a chance of winning a fancy dress prize,

There will even be retro themed fondue being served, themed cocktails and of course a chance to unleash your inner Dancing Queen to a back catalogue of ABBA’s perfect pop songs.

So Take a Chance at HUS this September in Liverpool for an ABBA night to remember.

The Total Stone Roses

When: 20th

Where: Circo Sessions

They’ve brought us the whole circus and now Circo has begun hosting Circo Sessions, bringing to us some of the best tribute bands on the scene.

For September their offering up The Total Stone Roses. A group of talented musicians who are covering one of the greatest bands from the nineties and doing it well.

Fans of the Stone Roses make your way to see what can only be described as the next best thing as The Total Stone Roses play your favourite tracks including ‘Fools Gold’ and ‘I wanna be adored’.

The Total Stone Roses are set to gig around the UK for the foreseeable future so make sure you catch them in Liverpool before they go big and start their global tour.

Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia

When: 21st – 22nd 

Where: Various venues

This September in Liverpool, Psychedelia will be taking over the city.

Liverpool’s psych fest has put our fair city at the forefront of musical and artistic exploration since its inception. The Guardian even declared Liverpool as the psychedelic capital of the world.

If you’ve come to Liverpool to experience everything the city is famous for, you can wrap it all up in one wicked weekend at Liverpool Psych Fest.

Starting the weekend early visit FACT for Psychomania, a screening of a cinematic gem from the seventies featuring undead bikers and their frog gods wreaking havoc on the residents of a leafy suburb, Walton-on-Thames.

The rest of the weekend will be hosted in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, in and amongst the warehouse and kooky outdoor artistic spaces.

Expect strobe lights, art installations, amazing live music and plenty of other mind bending experiences at Liverpool Psych Fest this September in Liverpool.

Black Parade – 00’s Emo Anthems

When: 23rd

Where: Arts Club

Carrying on with the theme of nostalgia this month, Arts Club is looking back to the times when everyone was a little bit moody but that was okay.

Black Parade is quite possibly one of the most angsty tunes from the turn of the century and can fill a dance floor of emo kids in seconds.

If you are part of the generation who used a stick of black eyeliner every few days, shied away from the sun and had at least one other colour in your jet black hair then this is the perfect night out in Liverpool for you this September.

Staying at Arthouse in September

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It’s an exciting month ahead with a lot going on so come and make the most of the last bits of the British summer in style.

Using this what’s on in Liverpool guide you and your friends can be sure of an amazing weekend away, especially when staying in our movie themed hotel with fabulous group hotel rooms each with their own movie motif.

Enjoy a night with the girls in our Grease room or a great lads weekend in a horror themed hotel room on our Alfred Hitchcock floor.

We have a selection of fabulous Liverpool accommodation offers for groups to stay at the heart of the action in Liverpool’s most popular nightlife district, The Ropewalks.

Call on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for more information. See you soon.

How to spend Bank Holiday Weekend on Seel Street from Arthouse Hotel

There’s always plenty to keep our guests entertained at Arthouse, what with our hotel being located smack, bang in the middle of Liverpool’s most popular nightlife district. If you’re staying with us this coming weekend however you are in for a treat as your stay has fallen on International Beatles week and bank holiday weekend.

We thought we’d help you make the most of what is set to be a spectacular music filled weekend with a guide to bank holiday weekend on Seel Street. We’ve included some amazing tribute nights, places to catch live music and something for the ladies too.

Enjoy.

International Beatles Week at Alma de Cuba

When: Friday 25th 12:00 pm

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Bringing the swinging sounds of The Beatles back to Alma de Cuba for Alma de Cuban Heel Beatle Day, organisers have put together a smashing lineup of Beatles tribute bands who will rock your socks off.

There will be covers of the FabFour classics as well as performances of the lad’s individual solo work.

Alma de Cuba will be the place to get your Beatles fix during International Beatles week with performances beginning at 12 pm and carrying on throughout the day.

Magic Mike Night at Arthouse

When: Friday 25th 19:30 pm 

Magic Mike Night - bank holiday on Seel street

One for the ladies our amazing Magic Mike Night lads have prepared a bank holiday performance you do not want to miss.

Our guys are ready and waiting to make your bank holiday weekend memorable with a night of muscley manliness.

The doors will be swinging open and guests will be greeted by some hunky butlers and a glass of fizzy, before being entertained with a sing song and some party starting games.

For the rest of the night enjoy the stuff that many a ladies dreams are made of as two of our Magic Mikes take to the stage and bare all.

We will top off the evening with a good old boogie and music from a live DJ until midnight.

A great night out with everything a girl could ask for at Arthouse this bank holiday weekend on Seel street.

BAYMI (Blink and you’ll miss it) at Zanzibar Club

When: Saturday 26th 19:00 pm

The Zanzibar Club will be bringing those who love a good old mosh or headbang sounds from a pairing of talented rock bands this bank holiday weekend.

Headliners Cuecliché and Bear Trap will give your bank holiday weekend on Seel street an unforgettable soundtrack influenced by the likes of Blink 182 and Green Day.

Make sure you are wearing your dancing shoes and prepare to be blown away by the talents of these breakthrough acts who are taking the Pop Punk music scene by storm.

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Clubnight at The Merchant

When: Sunday 27th 23:00 pm

ABBA After Midnight - bank holiday on Seel street

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Celebrate the pop perfection of ABBA at The Merchant this bank holiday weekend as they host successful club night ABBA After midnight.

An event that has gotten rave reviews from attendees who’ve spent three hours lip syncing and sing-shouting to the best of ABBA’s awesome back catalogue comes to Liverpool.

Join the crowds of ABBA lovers in The Merchant, adjacent to the bottom of Seel Street, and basque in the swathes of lame, glitter and disco as you and hundreds of others lose yourself in a perfect pop moment.

David Bowie Night at The Attic Bar

When: Sunday 27th 19:00pm – 03:30am

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As music seems to be the order of the bank holiday weekend on Seel street it seems only right that one bar dedicates a night to the legend that was David Bowie.

Tucked away down Parr Street, backing onto Seel Street you will find The Attic Bar. A quaint city centre venue with an intimate outdoor terrace, The Attic Bar will be playing Bowie hits, collaborations and anything Bowie got his sticky fingers and quirky vocals into.

It’ll be a long night but a great one honouring one of Britain’s musical greats this bank holiday weekend.

Staying at Arthouse

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What a fun bank holiday weekend to look forward to, and considering Arthouse hotel is at the centre of all these amazing events our guests have easy access to one of the most exciting event packed weekends of the year.

Our movie-themed hotel rooms are ideal for hosting groups of guests who enjoy being at the heart of the bank holiday action. With stunning facilities and the perfect party atmosphere, Arthouse Hotel is the ideal place to spend what is sure to be an unforgettable bank holiday weekend.

Call on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to book your stay or to enquire about any up and coming events at Arthouse Hotel or our other bars in the area.

Fun Themed Dance Classes at Arthouse Hotel

Are you the maid of honour struggling to a hen party weekend in Liverpool with fun activities for everyone or perhaps it’s your besties special birthday weekend and you want to surprise her with something other than a boozy night out in Liverpool.

Well, we’ve got just the thing for you to make the most out of your weekend in Liverpool at Arthouse Hotel!

Book your party into one of our amazing all-around dance classes at Arthouse and bring all your friends together for a laugh and boogie.

Ideal for a hen party in Liverpool

Our dance lessons are individually tailored to suit a range of different themes.

If you bride-to-be loves the old school movies how about booking a Fame, Grease or Dirty Dancing class.

In our Fame dance class, you and the group will enjoy one and half hours of fame themed fun including learning one full group routine, the famous Fame lift sequence and routines to help you warm up and cool down.

After all we are professionals here!

If it’s Greased Lightning that pushes your buttons then our Grease themed class includes learning a Rydell High cheer, a hand jive competition and a group routine to “We Go Together”.

There will also be a full Sandy style makeover for the bride-to-be and you can even book to stay the night in our Grease themed room.

Let us take your bride to be out of the corner with a Dirty Dancing group lesson.

The bride-to-be and the rest of the group can learn how to meringue, enjoy a 60’s salsa competition and perfect the “Time of my life” routine.

Then send your bride-to-be soaring through the air with that crucial, movie defining moment, the lift.

Every class will run for one hour and a half and will include a bottle of bubbly hosted in the basement studio at Arthouse Hotel.

Arthouse dance classes are the ideal way to make fun and lasting memories for any bride-to-be and her hens.

Perfect for a birthday party

If you and your mates are tired of the same old birthday nights out in Liverpool shake things up literally by booking one of the dance classes at Arthouse.

Whether you’re staying in the hotel or not booking a dance class at Arthouse is the perfect way to start any night out in Liverpool off with a giggle.

Come in full fancy-dress attire and learn how to dance like the Divas of today.

Bust out your moves with a Street style dance class or bring your inner burlesque beauty out with a Burlesque dance tutorial.

Our instructor, Beth Thomas, has mastered every style of dancing so that she can teach the rest of us how it’s done.

During your Street Dance lesson learn how to break it down like Vanilla Ice and partake in a group dance battle after learning a group street dance routine.

Burlesque lessons will include mastering the art of the tease and then a floor show routine from everyone’s favourite “Lady Marmalade” music video.

Just don’t forget your heels and elbow length gloves.

During our Diva dance classes, Beth will teach you moves used by the very ladies who are dominating the charts right now. Have you always wanted to bring it like Britney or work it like the legend that is Lady Gaga?

After a Diva dance lesson with Beth, those ladies best watch their backs as you and your girls will be able to give them a run for their money . . . as far as dancing goes anyways.

Every dance lesson hosted with Beth includes full warm up and cool down routines to make sure none of you pulls any muscles. You can rest assured our dance lessons are entirely professional yet still extremely fun.

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

Even though we know some of you are ready for a full weekend of fun and frivolity it is our recommendation that you book your dance lesson before your big night out in Liverpool.

Not only will this arm you with some new moves to impress your fellow party goers on the dance floor, but our lessons are peppered with fun and games which can include some cheeky drinks.

It’s a waste if you’ve been out the night before and the sight of a shot makes you want to run a mile.

Lastly, our dance lessons are fun but also designed to give those who attend a real dance experience. Beth is a professional dance instructor and will put you through your paces as well as help you have a laugh in the process.

Come prepared to have fun and learn some new moves together when booking any dance classes at Arthouse Hotel.

Staying at Arthouse Hotel

No matter what occasion brings you to Arthouse Hotel we have rooms to suit all parties.

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Our fun movie themed accommodation is perfect for hosting hen parties and special birthday celebrations all together in one room.

The amazing location of Arthouse Hotel means you can get ready and be in the thick of Liverpool’s dynamic nightlife one step out of the door.

Better still Arthouse boasts its very own bar serving magnificent cocktails and delicious food.

 

After you’ve been boogying with Beth, make your way straight out on the town and enjoy the best of Liverpool’s nightlife that surrounds Arthouse Hotel.

To book your stay or to arrange any of our fun dance classes at Arthouse call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk

The Ultimate Liverpool Club Night: 4Mation at Arthouse

From the sun soaked pool sides of Ibiza and the stylish rooftops of London, 4Mation bring their house music collective to Arthouse this weekend and they’re taking the ultimate Liverpool club night back to it’s roots.

Let us tell you all about it so you don’t miss out.

What to expect at 4Mation

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Since 2012 4Mation events have been raising the roof of many an international venue with a selection of quality house tunes, from chilled deep house to full on techno beats.

4Mation are an allusive collective of talented DJ’s and event organisers, never staying in one venue too long to keep their audience guessing when and where the next awesome club night will take place.

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The intimate gatherings are usually hosted in undisclosed venues with attendees picking up secret entrance codes and wristbands from well known bars or clubs.

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The special guests performing never cease to amaze and include some of the biggest names from their music genre, alongside 4Mation’s own gifted resident DJ’s, party goers are guaranteed an amazing atmosphere backed by banging tunes.

4Mation at Arthouse

For the first weekend in August, 4Mation have chosen to host their amazing club night in a secret subterranean venue never before seen by public eyes.

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Event organisers say they are hitting the reset button and going back to the start of the 4Mation journey. By taking this ultimate Liverpool club night below deck 4Mation are sticking to their credo

“ Playing loud music in dark rooms since 2012”.

Simply grab your wristbands at Arthouse Bar then use the secret code to gain access to a mysterious undisclosed underground venue.

This sunken secret space is located underneath some of the greatest clubs and bars in Liverpool a super secret basement party hosted somewhere within the Ropewalks Quarter.

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Once you’ve gained access it’s non stop house music all night long topped off with superb drinks offers including;

  • two for £10 cocktails
  • two for £6 selected beers
  • whilst stocks last, a selection of £1 bottled beers.

Get yourself ready for the ultimate Liverpool club night with 4Mation and Arthouse Bar this weekend.

The fine print

4Mation will open the doors to the venue at 9pm on Saturday 5th August, giving you all plenty of time to sample the best bars in the surrounding area or to enjoy one of Arthouse’s most delicious cocktails.

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You can even get those energy levels up and chow down on a delicious movie themed pizza or gourmet Nachos chosen from Arthouse’s flick themed food menu.

nachos for a date night in Liverpool

If you and your friends are staying at Arthouse Hotel during August make sure you get your wristband to access to the ultimate Liverpool club night hosted by 4Mation.

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Arthouse Hotel is located above the bar and pizzeria and consists of luxury movie themed hotel rooms with decor and facilities that are out of this world.

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We guarantee you’ll remember a 4Mation club night for a lifetime.

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Call on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for more information or to book a VIP booth and a pre-party drinks package in Arthouse Bar.

A Week Full of Live Music in Liverpool at Arthouse Hotel

We like our live music in Liverpool and right now we are in the middle of the annual festival season so the city will be filled with the sound of music for the foreseeable future.

In between all the amazing Liverpool music festivals come to Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria and enjoy a selection of live music performances taking place throughout the week.

Here’s a run through of the live music in Liverpool you can find at Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria.

Tuesday

Jackie Brown - live music in Liverpool

 

Welcome a selection of local and national artists to the stage at the beginning of every week in Arthouse.

These are gifted musicians out to get their names known and their talents heard.

Spice up the start to your week with a visit to Arthouse and enjoy some world class food and drinks accompanied by acoustic sounds of new and unheard music.

Thursday

On two special Thursday’s in the near future Arthouse will be hosting nine piece soul band “Soul Federation”.

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These talented individuals cover tracks from soul and Motown legends like Otis Redding and the Blues Brothers. As well as gifted vocals the band members also come complete with an explosive instrumental backing provided by guitar, sax, trumpet, trombone and piano. The fully rounded package of a Soulistic musical experience at Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria.

Dani Pedro - live music in Liverpool

Every other Thursday we introduce to the gathered masses live music in Liverpool provided by a talented local trio;

Dani Pedro – a young local Liverpool lady who has a seductively soulful voice with clout

Jack Hymers – who labels himself as a composer and session player, but is so much more

Eric Sax – we refer to him as a walking enigma with saxophone as that is just what he is

Arthouse bar and pizzeria pizza

As well as these fabulous acts visitors can enjoy delicious pizzas, gourmet hot dogs and two for £6 beers or two for £10 cocktails.

Friday

Thank god it’s Friday because we get to watch Jackie Brown at Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria.

Jackie Brown - live music in Liverpool

This is a quality cover band performing funkier versions of those songs that always get you up on the dance floor. Jackie Brown members are made up of gifted musicians from the local area who all love music and performing live music in Liverpool for their audience.

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Our resident band will rock your socks off every Friday, so come along with your dancing shoes and be ready to party.

Saturday

Superb Liverpool lads giving live music in Liverpool a good name; The Robert Mather Band play their hearts out every Saturday afternoon at Arthouse putting on unforgettable performances.


No matter what genre of music gets you into the groove they can nail it, pumping out funky soul sounds, retro pop and rock and roll tracks and even the odd offering of RnB.

So if you’ve got a good sense of what makes you groove and an ever playing internal melody The Robert Mather Band is right up your street.

What’s more, when all is said and done you and your friends can stay and enjoy a quality cocktail or head out into the heart of Liverpool’s most popular nightlife district to enjoy the end of the night in style.

Sunday

acoustic Sunday - live music in Liverpool

A Sunday night in Liverpool is just as exciting as a Friday or Saturday.

The clubs and bars open their doors to accommodate the staff from other venues who’ve had to pull the late shifts all weekend.

Therefore on a Sunday night, there’s an amazing atmosphere in the best bars and clubs around Seel Street and Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria certainly contributes towards that.

A man who supplies the best live music in Liverpool, Joel Valentine, takes to the stage on a Sunday night to grace the audience with his own musical talents.

Join us and finish off your weekend in Liverpool in style with a quality acoustic sound track at Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria.

Top Themed Hotel Rooms for Fans of Thriller Movies

When you’re picking your Friday night film which genre do you lean toward? Comedy, fantasy, action? If the answer is a good old-fashioned thriller then why not spend a Friday night one of our Hitchcock movie themed hotel rooms in Liverpool.

At Arthouse Hotel, our second floor has been entirely dedicated to the work of one man who knew how to shock and thrill his audience; Alfred Hitchcock.

Here we count down our Hitchcock themed hotel rooms based on his most thrilling pieces of work.

#5 Notorious 1935

One of Hitchcock’s favourite leading ladies plays the Notorious Alicia Huberman in this masterful love story turned spy thriller.

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Deep undercover, Alicia becomes entangled in increasingly more dangerous situations.

The entire movie is rife with the cinematic mastery that Hitchcock became famous for and draws viewers into the seemingly hopeless love affair, spiced with a risky espionage plot line.

The Notorious themed hotel room at Arthouse sleeps up to four guests and is swathed in decadent red leather walls complemented by glistening gold furnishings.

All the top modern facilities are to hand as well with a huge flat screen TV and small kitchenette.

Perfect for a small group of horror fans looking for a thrilling stay in Liverpool.

#4 Suspicion 1941

Suspicion is a classic story of boy meets girl, boy marries girl, boy lies to girl and girl suspects boy of plotting to murder her!

Leading man Cary Grant fills the role of playboy Johnnie wins over everyday girl Lina, whom he suspects has access to inheritance from her wealthy father but it’s not long before the truths come out.

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Throughout the rest of the movie Lina’s suspicion of her new husband begin to mount and Hitchcock manages to engage the audience and succeeds in matching their suspicions to hers.

A famous scene is when Johnnie is ascending the stairs with a glass of milk for Lina. The audience’s suspicions heighten without verbal prompting because the glass is illuminated.

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At Arthouse Hotel, the Suspicion themed hotel room has been matched to Hitchcock’s classic style black leather finishes mimicking his perfectly tailored trademark black suits, splashes of red to add some drama.

The Suspicion hotel room sleeps up to six guests with a functional kitchenette and stunning ensuite bathroom.

#3 Vertigo 1958

Perhaps the defining movie moment of his illustrious career Hitchcock uses Vertigo to explore the fragility of the human mind and the ease at which it can be manipulated.

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It has been recognised as the best film ever made and ranks as the ninth-greatest American movie of all time.

Thanks to special camera tricks such as the infamous dolly zoom, and Hitchcock’s fondness for French literature, Vertigo is a movie masterpiece with a dark theme at its core.

Plenty of theories have been drawn up as to what the movie signifies some include portrayals of male aggression, the deconstruction of femininity and the most modern perhaps is that the movie is the all in the imagination of the main male lead.

Our Vertigo themed hotel room can sleep up to four guests in utter luxury.

Located in Liverpool’s most popular nightlife district, Vertigo provides perfect group accommodation in Liverpool for those who enjoy a spooky movie.

#2 Psycho 1960

A movie with the most iconic scene in cinema history, Psycho most defiantly deserves the runner up spot in our countdown to most thrilling Hitchcock movies.

This amazing movie plot has been at the core of so many popular thrillers and set the benchmark for acceptable levels of on screen violence.

Typical of Hitchcock our leading lady Janet Leigh is stranded in a secluded motel after stealing from her boss. Hitchcock often made his victims seem as though they somehow deserved their fate, another directorial technique adopted by modern movie makers.

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Leigh’s character eventually succumbs to the evils of Norman Bates, and one of the most terrifying and disturbing movies follows.

Our stunning Psycho themed hotel room sleeps up to four guests and in the city centre of Liverpool. There are full modern facilities available to guests including a huge flat screen TV and stunning ensuite bathrooms.

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Worlds apart from the accommodation experience at Bates Motel for sure.

#1 The Birds 1963

Our number one movie in our countdown to the most thrilling pieces of Hitchcock’s work is, of course, The Birds.

Starting the movie with a clever bit of movie trickery, Hitchcock lulls the audience into a false sense of security with playful comedy technique known as screwball comedy.

After setting the comedic tone of a love story Hitchcock then plunges his audiences into unimaginable terror and new realms of bird related fear.

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Tippi Hendren who played the lead role in The Birds was said to have been shaken after scenes filmed with Hitchcock due to these little-known facts from the filming of The Birds.

The famed telephone box scene where Hitchcock threw in a realistic looking bird prop smashing the glass was not scripted, neither was there meant to be live birds in the attic scene towards the end of the movie.

It was Hitchcock’s style to shock and amaze; his talent was clear and he captivated his audiences by leaving them wanting more.

The Birds room at Arthouse Hotel will do just the opposite, giving you everything you could need or want during a stay in Liverpool.

thriller themed hotel room - The Birds

This stunning movie themed hotel room is exceptionally outfitted with stunning décor and the latest modern facilities. Sleeping up to four guests The Birds room is our top choice for a group of thriller movie fans looking to stay in Liverpool in style.

Staying at Arthouse Hotel

movie themed hotel rooms at Arthouse Hotel

Call and book your stay today on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

Come along and see how Alfred Hitchcock’s genius has helped us make stunning themed hotel rooms that, like the great director, never fail to impress.

Arthouse Hotel Presents Magnificent Male Revue Magic Mike Night

If anything is going to bring the ladies to Liverpool in July it’ll be our spectacular Magic Mike Nights scheduled all month long at Arthouse Hotel.

Come and watch as our Magic Mike Boys take centre stage where they have one simple task; undress to impress.

You’ve seen the movie and loved it and now it’s time to feast your eyes on the real live show.

Forbidden Pleasures

Our Magic Mike Night gives groups of guests a chance to sample forbidden pleasures in a safe and welcoming venue.

If it’s your Hen Night in Liverpool make your single lady swan song memorable whilst watching masses of muscle entertain you and your ladies.

A special birthday for your bestie? Why not surprise her with a birthday present she’ll want to unwrap slowly.

Our Magic Mike Nights will be bringing raucous energy and raunchy fun to Liverpool in July at Arthouse Hotel.

Perfect for Pride

What more could you ask for this Pride Weekend in Liverpool?

On a weekend that celebrates every human body in all its wonderful glory, get involved in a Magic Mike Night and enjoy the show.

These guys aren’t shy and when they bring it, they bring it all.

Come along to Arthouse Hotel this Pride Weekend in Liverpool for a show that celebrates the art of male striptease.

Hot Headlining all Male Revue

You’ve never seen an act quite like this.

Our perfectly formed all male revue are ready and waiting to put on their act in front of you; their live audience.

Each member has honed his stripping skills and sculpted his body to provide a night of playful pleasure for groups of lovely ladies in Liverpool.

Start your special night out with the girls in Liverpool by booking your seat to our magnificent all-male revue, Magic Mike Night at Arthouse Hotel.

Book your tickets

There’s more to Magic Mike Night than just gorgeous guys, although we can’t see why you need anything else.

We will be serving all our usual fabulous cocktails, delicious food and a welcoming glass of fizzy on the night to get you in the party spirit.

When the evening is over and you’ve satisfied your Magic Mike fix, there’s plenty of great bars and clubs in Seel Street to keep your party going.

Our superb movie themed hotel rooms are also ideal for accommodating a group of guests who have enjoyed a fab night out on the town.

Located in the centre of Liverpool’s most popular nightlife district a stay at Arthouse Hotel couldn’t be more perfect…except of course when our Magic Mike guys are in the house.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for more information or to book your Magic Mike Night tickets.

Performances are scheduled throughout July every Saturday night at 19:30 pm in Arthouse Hotel.