What Did the Best High School Movies of All Time Teach Us (If Anything)?

For some, high school (or secondary school as it’s known this side of the pond) is a terrifying prospect but, watching some of the best high school movies of all time can make it seem like a super exciting adventure.

But what, if anything, did these movies actually teach us?

We take a look at the top high school movies of our time, to see if they set us up for disappointment or actually delivered any worthwhile life lessons.

Grease

As we look forward to the prequel of Grease, a short four decades down the line from the first movie premiere, we wonder exactly what did the pupils and teachers of Rydell High teach us?

First, we learn that you can be 28 and still play an eighteen-year-old in American high school movies!

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Olivia Newton-John was closer to thirty than twenty when filming began, but she certainly wasn’t the oldest. In fact, it was the actor that played Rizzo, Stockard Channing, who was 33 when filming began.

Secondly, Grease taught us that high school can change a person. Rather controversially telling us that giving in to peer pressure is the best and most fun way of getting through high school.

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Sandy’s transformation from the wholesome, clean-cut Sandra Dee into a lycra, leather-clad vixen makes us think that good girls never get what they want.

A far cry from the messages we want to instil in the young women of today.

American Pie

A few valuable life lessons came out of this one, but the three most important are;

#1 Never get frisky with fruit pies or any baked good for that matter

#2 Webcams are a bad idea!

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#3 Highschool boys have only one thing on their mind

This high school movie is certainly one that shows us many social traps that the modern student can fall into.

At the end of the day, if we take anything from American Pie, it’s that your friends will always encourage you to do the stupidest things you will ever do in your life.

Mean Girls

An amazing high school movie that helped shape pop culture as we know it, Mean Girls paints a horrifying picture of what high school can be like if you don’t fit in with the “in” crowd.

But what did Mean Girls actually teach us?

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Well, aside from that we certainly get a glimpse of what to expect when it comes to high school hierarchy. Through this, we are shown how easy it is to manipulate those around you, enter three-way phone calls and well-placed candy canes.

But, the most important message that comes out of all those first-year social tortures is that it’s only a year and you have another few years in school to find out where you fit in.

Clueless

A true ode to the 90s, Clueless gave us mere mortals an idea of what it was like to grow up Beverly Hills.

This modern high school movie classic was actually loosely based on Jane Austen’s Emma and shows us that even the best intentions can end with ghastly consequences.

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Cher sees herself as a gifted matchmaker, who only has other’s best intentions at heart, but being forever focused on self-promotion, she loses sight of what real friendship and kindness is.

Clueless makes us understand that, whilst we all would like a friend like Cher, we need to follow our own judgement and not let others choose our paths for us.

The Breakfast Club

One of the greatest lessons ever taught in a high school movie can be learned by watching The Breakfast Club.

Set in day-long detention, a group of five are flung together, all from different social groups. A jock, a geek, a preppy girl, an outcast and a rebel begin to bond and share their experiences both at home and in school.

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The group learn that no matter which group you fit into, or where you came from, your life problems are usually similar.

So far ahead of its time, the message of equality is powerful in The Breakfast Club and certainly shows us what it would be like if we all let go of our prejudice.

High School Musical

A phenomenon that swept the globe back in 2006, High School Musical gave young people everywhere the hope that they could simply sing their way through school.

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The biggest high school movie of the year raked 7.7 million views at its premiere and the soundtrack quickly climbed the charts too.

Thankfully, there was an important message underneath all the white teeth and wholesomeness that encouraged viewers to embrace their dreams and look after their friend’s wishes.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

It may not seem like it to many a high school student, but school is only a small portion of life, and believe it or not, probably the best bit.

Although not a great scholastic lesson, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off shows us that sometimes taking a risk will pay off.

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Playing truant by faking illness, Ferris has the time of his life, driving a fancy sports car and becoming a temporary rock star.

The message that this high school movie delivers is to seize the day, an important one that we all forget from time to time.

Never Been Kissed

Proof that life usually doesn’t get much better after high school, Never Been Kissed is a fantastic example of how unimportant social acceptance is in school when it comes to finding happiness and success in later life.

The story of Josie Grossy is heartbreaking and her high school experiences go on to shape and restrict her adult life.

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Despite becoming a success, Josie never gets over how she was treated in high school and when she goes back to school as an undercover reporter, she’s determined not to make the same mistakes again.

Never Been Kissed teaches us that life at the top isn’t always so rosy and in order to get there, you have to sacrifice your morals and integrity.

In short, this high school movie lets us know everything will work out okay in the end, if we are true to who we are.

Carrie

A seriously terrifying high school movie that warns us all of the effects bullying can have, Carrie is a chilling film adaption of Stephen King’s first ever published novel.

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Taking us along on the high school journey of a sheltered young girl, who faces serious issues at home as well as in school, Carrie gives us an understanding of a bully victim’s world and the hardships they face. When poor Carrie falls victim to a bully’s revenge, things take a turn for the worse and the whole town pays.

Carrie might be overkill, literally, but the message is simple, bullies are horrible human beings who always get their just desserts.

Bring It On

On a lighter and much cheerier note, Bring It On is one of those high school movies that helps celebrate the underdog and makes us want to be a cheerleader along the way.

At its heart, Bring It On celebrates honesty, integrity and a determination to do the right thing.

When lead character, Torrance, inherits the captainship of her school’s award-winning cheer squad, she realises her entire cheer-career has been a lie.

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To change it she needs to alter her approach to life and, with the help of LA transfer student Missy, Torrance embarks on a journey of self-discovery and personal improvement.

A real feel-good high school movie, with an amazing soundtrack, Bring It On is certainly one of our favourites.

Superbad

The best and super-baddest of all our high school movies, Superbad teaches us many life lessons. All of which are brought to us through a hilarious and unlikely set of coincidental scenarios.

At the end of the movie we know that cops are people too, you should always look both ways before crossing the road, and good decisions are never made under the influence of alcohol.

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Superbad is one of the greatest high school movies ever made, despite mainly being set outside of school grounds.

At Arthouse Hotel we’re mad about movies and enjoy schooling our audiences about some of the best out there.

So, if you love movies as much as we do, check out some of our fun film facts based on some of our most popular movie-themed hotel suites.

Read all about the Weird and Frightening Facts About the Wizard of Oz or the Unknown and Bizarre Mary Poppins Facts we unearthed. 

Call now and book your stay at Arthouse Hotel on 0151 236 0166 or check out some of our amazing accommodation offers for group and weekend breaks in Liverpool.

How to Have the Best Student Night Out in Liverpool

Student nights in Liverpool are known to be something else! And when it comes to planning the ultimate student night out, at Arthouse Hotel we’ve got you covered.

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Arthouse Hotel is Liverpool’s go-to destination for a memorable stay in the city. Our movie-themed hotel is the perfect place for staying with your mates and getting ready for a night out in Liverpool in style.

 

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Our picture-perfect rooms are ideal for getting some Insta snaps of your night, so if you’re celebrating a birthday or special occasion, look no further than Arthouse.

 

In one of our themed group rooms

Rooms at Arthouse Hotel are designed to sleep groups of guests for the ultimate group stay. You’re never too old for a sleepover with your best friend, and our rooms are perfect for just that! Our themed rooms range from Marilyn Monroe and the Grease room to Rocky Horror Show.

 

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We always have a wide range of special offers available for you to enjoy, making your visit affordable and convenient. So, don’t miss our latest offers here!

 

Make the most of the whirlpool bath

Our rooms are fitted with fabulous whirlpool baths, so you can enjoy a pamper in between your night out. Our Skyline Suites feature a giant whirlpool bath – ideal for large group stays.

 

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What better spot for relaxing with a glass of fizz before you head out to explore Liverpool’s nightlife scene?

 

Or your very own outdoor terrace

Arthouse Hotel’s Skyline Suites are also home to a scenic outdoor terrace overlooking Liverpool’s skyline. What better backdrop to your stay in the heart of the city?

 

The terrace is fantastic for enjoying the summer months as you make the most of the sun with your best pals.

 

Experience Mulholland Singing Diner

Your student night in Liverpool wouldn’t be complete without some music! Bringing a sprinkle of Broadway magic to Liverpool, head downstairs at Arthouse and you’ll discover Mulholland Singing Diner.

 

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At Mulholland, you can enjoy a bite to eat and delicious milkshakes while our talented team of singing waiters serve your meal in style. What better venue for singing along to your favourite musical hits and ballads through the decades?

 

And enjoy our cocktail deals

Cocktail deals are ideal for a student night in Liverpool. And you can look forward to a fantastic range of cocktails at Mulholland. We offer an unmissable deal of 2 classic cocktails for £10 every day!

With Seel Street’s bars and clubs right on your doorstep, there’s nowhere better to start your night in style.

 

Stop for a drink in a beer garden

Everyone loves a beer garden during the sunny months! And Seel Street is home to plenty to enjoy.

 

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Just across the road from Arthouse Hotel, Alma de Cuba’s beer garden is a firm favourite in Liverpool for sitting back and catching some rays.

 

Spot celebs at historic Alma de Cuba

Alma de Cuba is also the place to be if you fancy spotting some celebs in Liverpool. Love Island star Georgia Steel has been known to frequent Alma, along with Megan McKenna, Charlotte Crosby and some of the best Instagram bloggers in the UK.

 

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The stunning venue will add a touch of sophistication to your night with its historic surroundings. But when it comes to partying, Alma is definitely the place to let your hair down!

 

And don’t miss Alma’s petal drop!

Have the ultimate night out in Liverpool by catching Alma de Cuba’s famous petal drop in action.

 

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The Cuban themed venue will dazzle you with its shimmering samba dancers and fabulous petal drop at the weekend. You won’t forget a night at Alma de Cuba!

 

Cure your hangover with breakfast

Last but not least, curing a hangover is the perfect excuse for an indulgent breakfast. And Mulholland is known for its dreamy stacks of pancakes and tasty breakfast dishes.

 

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What better way to finish your amazing night out in the city? To book your stay with us, a table at Mulholland or at Alma de Cuba, simply get in touch today on 0151 236 1066.

The 7 Most Iconic Rocky Horror Quotes

The Rocky Horror Picture Show might be up there with one of the most quotable musicals ever made. The 1975 musical horror comedy film by 20th Century Fox was a parody tribute to the science fiction and horror ‘B’ movies of the 1930s to 1960s.  The film stars the fantastic Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick amongst other brilliant cast members, who all contribute to creating one of the best kitsch, cult films in cinematic history.

The Start of a Movement

When it was first released, however, the response was pretty dire. Critics’ initial reviews read mostly like Dave Kehr’s from the Chicago Reader, “The wit is too weak to sustain a film, and the songs all sound the same.” Oh, how they were mistaken!

It quickly became a midnight movie where audiences began participating in lip syncs, reciting lines, singing songs and even performing dance routines at the Waverley Theatre in New York in 1976. Soon after, a movement began. Cinemas all over began hosting screenings of Rocky Horror, and to this day the musical masterpiece is the longest-running theatrical release in film history.

So, without further ado, here are the most iconic quotes from this incredible cultural phenomenon that changed the world of film forever!

“I would like, if you may, to take you on a strange journey.” – The Criminologist

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A healthy dose of foreshadowing if we’ve ever heard it. The Criminologist very quickly transports the audience to a darker, unfamiliar place – and we love it every time!

“Damn it, Janet – I love you!” – Brad

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It’s from one of the corniest songs in the film, but we think it sums up American Dreamers Brad and Janet perfectly.

“I’m going home.” – Frank N. Furter

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To explain his outlandish actions, Frank N. Furter tells the cast that he’ll return to Earth one day and stay forever. Whether this is all a pity party or a genuine statement is questionable, but either way, this moment is one of the more memorable and poignant from the film.

“It’s astounding; time is fleeting; madness takes its toll.” – Riff Raff

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It wouldn’t be a roundup of iconic Rocky Horror quotes without mentioning the Time Warp, would it? Riff Raff’s brilliant beginning to one of the most famous musical numbers is unbeatable.

“So, come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab!” – Frank N. Furter

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This is one of our favourite lines from the well-known Rocky Horror show tune “Sweet Transvestite.” It’s a hauntingly tantalising invitation from Tim Curry as he really shows us what he’s made of.  If we could all channel a bit of that trademark ‘Furter sass, we reckon we’d all be a lot better off!

“I’ve tasted blood and I want more!” – Janet

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This is when we see Janet unravel right before our eyes. Frank may have deceived her when he disguised himself as Brad – but she’s not at all bothered when she realises! Frank N. Furter must be one hell of a romancer.

“I see you shiver with antici…pation!” – Frank N. Furter

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We just had to end this list on a high! Furter has us hook line and sinker with this delivery of the amazing play on words by Richard O’Brien.

“More, More, More!”

The Rocky Horror Room at Arthouse Hotel

If you can’t get enough of Rocky Horror, then you’re in for a treat. Here at the Arthouse Hotel, we have an amazing Rocky Horror-themed room that sleeps up to 6 people. Why not book yourself in when the Rocky Horror comes to the Empire Theatre from the 29th April to 4th May? Arrange a night to remember and let your inner freak-show shine! Make your reservation to stay at The Arthouse Hotel today.

The Best Bars on Seel Street for those Warm Summer Nights

Summer is just around the corner – and with warmer and sunnier days comes an air of happiness and positivity in the atmosphere as summer approaches. The sunny afternoons are the perfect excuse to venture outside and sip a cocktail or two. Seel Street is now home to some of the best outdoor spaces and unique bars in Liverpool.

So, slap on some suncream and head on down to one of these boss bars on Seel Street.

Moloko

 

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This trendy, innovative bar has an incredibly spacious outdoor beer garden, perfect for those warm summer nights. With rustic benches and a community feel, Moloko promises to be the best bar on Seel Street this summer.

Moloko is perfect for those sun-drenched days in June.

The Peacock

 

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The Peacock sits at the top of Seel Street and is the perfect destination for an afternoon tipple in the sun. When the warm weather arrives, their relaxed outdoor space is the place to be on Seel Street – and there’s even pizza and other snacks available from early afternoon.

Then, when the sun drops below the clouds, head inside and hit the dancefloor.

Alma De Cuba

 

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Alma De Cuba is one of the hottest venues on Seel Street. The Caribbean-Latin American themed restaurant and bar is the ultimate exotic escape this summer. With live samba dancers and a Sunday gospel choir, Alma De Cuba evokes images of paradise – perfect for those summer sessions.

The beer garden is amazing too with rustic, bare wood benches and an atmosphere to match. Grab a special cocktail or an ice-cold beer and soak up the sun in style at Alma De Cuba –  Seel Street’s best bar.

Salt Dog Slim’s

 

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Seel Street’s resident ‘dive’ bar may not be known for its outside area, but the bar now has a couple of colourful deckchairs that decorate Seel Street and enable summer drinkers to soak up Liverpool’s famous, friendly atmosphere. Be a part of this exclusive street party and grab a seat before they’re gone.

Then, when the afternoon draws to a close, end the evening with one of their famous hotdogs.

Plus, Salt Dog Slim’s is a dog friendly venue; so, you can take your pooch along for the ride this summer.

The Merchant

 

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Less of a beer garden and more of a gorgeous gin bar, The Merchant is the perfect place to watch the sun go down on Seel Street.

Decorated with plasma televisions and leather booths, The Merchant has everything you could possibly want in an outside space. And, who could forget The Merchant’s in-house pizzeria which featured on our countdown of the best places to find pizza in Liverpool.

The Merchant is a summer retreat in the heart of Seel Street.

Heebie Jeebies

 

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Heebie Jeebies isn’t just for students, their courtyard is both beautiful and a sun trap.

Their enormous courtyard serves up tasty drinks surrounded by outdoor furniture and palm tree plant sculptures. There’s room for everyone and the venue’s beer garden is heaving from the early afternoon onwards – even more so when the sun makes an appearance.

Kazimier Garden

 

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In the heart of the city centre hides an outdoor bar that needs no introduction. Nevertheless, ‘The Kaz’ has earned itself a solid reputation as the ultimate place to visit on those sunny days and warm nights.

This rustic, botanical haven is a unique experience of mismatched furniture and outdoor decor that makes it the perfect place to catch up and soak up the sun.

This bohemian paradise is not to be ignored when the sun sneaks out from behind the clouds.

Be At One

 

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Located on Seel Street, Be At One boasts one of the best beer gardens around. The cocktail super chain opened its doors in Liverpool a few years ago and has earned itself somewhat of a reputation.

Ideal for those summer nights on Seel Street, this intimate location is just as good as any independent bar Liverpool has to offer.

After an afternoon in the sun and an evening enjoying the warm weather, you’re going to want somewhere to rest your head close by. Arthouse Hotel is a stones throw away from Seel Street and with spacious group accommodation and movie-themed rooms, there’s no better place to stay in Liverpool.

Contact us on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to book your stay.  

25 Marilyn Monroe Facts About Her Life and Career

Our Marilyn Monroe themed hotel room is one of our most popular rooms at Arthouse Hotel. A true 1950s icon, fans are still enamored today by Marilyn Monroe’s timeless beauty and charisma.

Monroe was a pinup icon and went on to become one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses. Long before the days of social media, the press were fixated on unraveling who she was and fans followed her every move.

But behind the scenes, Norma Jeane Mortenson was humble, shy and longed to start a family of her own. Though she’s best-remembered for her looks, Marilyn was also kind-hearted and politically engaged before her time.

So to celebrate the fascinating life of the world’s best-loved blonde bombshell, we’ve compiled a collection of our favourite ‘Marilyn moments’…

1) Marilyn loved to read literature

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Marilyn Monroe owned an extensive library of literature and was an avid reader. Often photographed enjoying a good book, some of Monroe’s favourites included The Fall by Albert Camus and Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. 

2) Marilyn Monroe was just a stage name

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Marilyn’s real name was Norma Jaeane Mortenson, as documented on her birth certificate. Ben Lyon, Head of New Talent at Fox Studios helped a young and ambitious Norma Jeane to create a stage name.

Lyon told her “you are to me a Marilyn” in reference to Marilyn Miller, a woman who starred in musicals in New York. When it came to choosing a last name, Norma opted for her grandmother’s last name, Monroe. And the rest is history!

3) Monroe loved to wear Chanel No.5

If you’ve ever wondered what Marilyn Monroe’s scent of choice was, look no further than Chanel’s first and most timeless perfume. In an interview in 1952, Marilyn Monroe said that she wore “five drops of Chanel No. 5” and nothing else in bed. “I don’t want to say nude,” she said, “but it’s the truth.”

4) She married her first husband at 16

Before the bright lights of Hollywood swept up a young Norma Jean and Marilyn Monroe was born, James Dougherty married the pretty teenager when she was just 16.

“We decided to get married to prevent her from going back to a foster home,” Dougherty later said, “but we were in love. I never knew Marilyn Monroe, and I don’t claim to have any insights to her to this day,” Dougherty told United Press International in 1990. “I knew and loved Norma Jean.”

5) Marilyn was underpaid for her work

In comparison to her fellow leading ladies of the era, Marilyn Monroe was overworked and underpaid. Elizabeth Taylor was paid one million dollars for Cleopatra, while Monroe earned just $100,000 for Something’s Gotta Give. Jane Russell, Marilyn’s co-star in Gentleman Prefer Blondes was also paid over ten times the amount that Marilyn earned.

6) Marilyn married playwright Arthur Miller

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In 1956, Marilyn married playwright, author and screenwriter, Arthur Miller.  The turbulent relationship proved controversial once in the public eye and many speculated that Miller was simply using Marilyn as his muse.

Though their relationship ended in heartache, Miller went on to write:

“She was a whirling light to me then, all paradox and enticing mystery, street-tough one moment, then lifted by a lyrical and poetic sensitivity that few retain past early adolescence.”

7) Marilyn opposed segregation laws

In the 1950s, segregation laws were still very much in force. This meant American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald struggled to reach the audience she needed to really launch her career.

Marilyn used her platform to help Ella land gigs around Los Angeles, promising management that she would sit in the front row of Ella’s shows for a week!

8) Monroe was definitely a dog person

Throughout her life, Marilyn owned several dogs. As a child, she had a dog called Tippy, and her last four-legged friend was Maf, a Maletese terrier gifted to her by none other than Frank Sinatra!

9) She entertained army troops

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In the February of 1954, thousands of troops gazed up at Marilyn Monroe, who illuminated the stage with ten shows during her visit to Korea. Ted Sherman, who served in the Navy during World War II and Korea, recalled: ‘The movie star was at her glamorous best when she performed ten USO shows in four days for U.S. soldiers, airmen, Marines and sailors during the Korean War in early 1954.”

Sherman added:

“It was a great evening for all the homesick guys who were dazzled by the movie star’s performance. The sight and sounds of Marilyn singing “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” is a memory I still cherish.”

10) Marilyn married Joe DiMaggio

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Marilyn Monroe and “Yankee Clipper” Joe DiMaggio shared a whirlwind romance, marrying in 1954 and splitting just nine months later. DiMaggio’s love for Monroe lasted far longer than their marriage survived. Remaining friends until the end, DiMaggio had roses delivered to Marilyn’s crypt three times a week for 20 years.

11) She was notorious for always being late

Nobody’s perfect…and when it came to time keeping, Marilyn’s was certainly an issue. The star was often known to be running late!

12) Marilyn was involved with the Kennedys

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Though the topic has been debated over the years, many believe that Marilyn Monroe had been romantically involved with both President John. F. Kennedy and his brother, Robert Kennedy.

One of Marilyn’s biographers, James Spada told People magazine, “it was clear Marilyn had sexual relations with both Bobby and Jack. ”

13) Marilyn longed to have children

Sadly, Marilyn suffered several miscarriages during the life. But the star longed for children of her own. This was clear from the close relationships she maintained with her stepchildren from her marriages to Arthur Miller and Joe DiMaggio.

14) And she was very intelligent

Though the “blonde bombshell” stereotype seemed to coincide with being a “dumb blonde”, this was far from the case. Marilyn had an IQ of 168.

15) Hugh Hefner is buried next to her

Somewhat bizarrely, Playboy‘s founder Hugh Hefner bought the burial spot next to Marilyn Monroe in 1992. Starring on the cover of the first issue in 1953, Marilyn helped to shape Playboy into the publication that it became.

16) She struggled with her weight

Though her hourglass shape continues to inspire ladies to embrace their natural body shape, Marilyn’s weight fluctuated throughout her career. Her weight changed so dramatically during the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl that Beatrice Dawson, the costume designer for the film said: “I have two ulcers from this film, and they’re both monogrammed MM.”

17) Marilyn was close to Frank Sinatra

Hollywood duo Marilyn Monroe and crooning legend Frank Sinatra maintained a friendship over a number of years, with many stories detailing a close romance between the pair. Supposedly in 1961, Marilyn and Sinatra embarked on an intimate relationship, lasting several months.

James Kaplan’s account of their relationship claims that Sinatra asked Monroe to stay with him at his Lake Tahoe resort, in a final attempt to win over the actress and protect her from the darker sides to fame. It’s also thought that Sinatra expressed his desires to marry Marilyn, but she declined his proposal.

Following Marilyn’s death, Joe DiMaggio turned Sinatra away from her funeral. The former friends had become rivals, and many believe that Marilyn and Joe had rekindled their romance prior to her passing away.

18) She shared out her estate

Marilyn’s estate was valued at $1.6 million when she died in 1962. She left 75% of that estate to her acting coach, Lee Strasberg and 25% to her psychoanalyst, Dr. Marianne Kris. Marilyn also left a trust fun for her mother that was worth $5,000 a year.

19) Happy Birthday, Mr President

Need we say more? This iconic occasion saw Marilyn perform a breathy rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ for President John F Kennedy. Her controversial delivery and dazzling rhinestone dress sent the press into a frenzy!

Of course, this performance fuelled more rumours that Marilyn and JFK were having an affair. It was reported that Jack had told her he would leave his family, and Marilyn had said to her friend Jeanne Carmen, “Can’t you just see me as first lady?”.

20) Marilyn was a fan of yoga

Decades before doing yoga became an Instagram necessity, Monroe was a fan of doing yoga. She was taught by Bollywood film star Indra Devi, who also taught Greta Garbo and Gloria Swanson.

21) She also enjoyed lifting weights!

Marilyn began to lift weights while she was on Catalina Island with her first husband. It’s said that she studied weightlifting with Howard Corrington, a former Olympic champion.

In 1952, Pageant magazine published a feature on Marilyn’s exercise routine and famous figure. Marilyn shared:

“I spend at least 10 minutes each morning working out with small weights. I have evolved my own exercises, for the muscles I wish to keep firm, and I know they are right for me because I can feel them putting the proper muscles into play as I exercise.”

22) Candle in the Wind is about Marilyn

Elton John’s 1973 hit Candle in the Wind was inspired by Marilyn, and even references her birth name, Norma Jeane. The song empathises with Marilyn’s struggles, particularly the way in which the press harrassed her.

23) Marilyn’s house had been bugged

Following Marilyn’s death, actress Veronica Hamel bought Monroe’s former home. Supposedly, when Hamel was renovating the house she found a system of wire-taps. It was later confirmed by PI Fred Otash that Marilyn’s house had been bugged by the FBI and CIA…scary stuff indeed!

24) Britney Spears has Marilyn’s jeans

The original pop princess was given Marilyn Monroe’s jeans from River of No Return by Tommy Hilfiger, who purchased them for $37,000!

25) Lastly, the ‘Marilyn Monroe Moment’….

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Arguably the most famous ‘Marilyn Monroe Moment’ is this scene from The Seven Year Inch. The famous fluttering dress saw the phrase ‘Marilyn Monroe Moment’ become an iconic phrase through the decades!

We hope you’ve enjoyed our collection of the best Marilyn Monroe facts and moments from over the years. We’d love to have you come and stay in our Marilyn Monroe room at Arthouse Hotel.

Our Marilyn Monroe Room


We always have a wide range of special offers available to make your stay truly unforgettable! To enquire further or to book your stay in the heart of Liverpool, simply give our team a call on 0151 236 0166.

Female Movie Stars: Our Favourite Leading Ladies of Hollywood

At Arthouse Hotel, some of our favourite rooms are those dedicated to films featuring iconic female movie stars and leading ladies of Hollywood.

From Audrey Hepburn to Marilyn Monroe, our hotel is an accolade to some of the best movies from the silver screen and the famous females that starred in these classics.

Whether you love a good sing-a-long with Julie Andrews or revel in the magical mystery of the land of Oz, Arthouse Hotel is sure to have a room you’ll love.

Here are some of the most celebrated leading ladies from our film themed rooms, which are your favourites?

Our Favourite Female Movie Stars

Julie Andrews

One of the most iconic and loved women of our time, Julie Andrews is an English singer, actor and author.

Famed for her perfect pitch and impressive vocal range, she is most known for her roles in Mary Poppins and Maria Von Trapp in The Sound of Music.

Born Julia Elizabeth Wells in October 1935 in Walton-on-Thames, her mother Barbara was a professional pianist who was married to a woodwork teacher.

Andrews hit fame after starring in Broadway musicals My Fair Lady in 1956, playing Eliza Doolittle, and Camelot in 1960, playing Queen Guinevere.

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Source: By Eva Rinaldi – Julie Andrews, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27615720

But it was in 1964 that she made her first film debut as Mary Poppins and shot to stardom. Andrews won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her amazing performance as the beloved governess, making her one of our favourite female movie stars.

Following this she was snapped up by 20th Century Fox for the film that would crystallise both the fame and the image she had gained with Poppins.

Her performance as Maria Von Trapp in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music ensured Andrews’ status as one of the few British actors truly to conquer America.

Julie Andrews became both a gay icon, a family favourite and has remained an international treasure.

She was also made a Dame in 1999 and we love her so much, there are two rooms dedicated to her fabulous work!

The Sound of Music Room

Our beautiful Sound of Music room is a stunning tribute to arguably the greatest musical of all time.

Based on The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta von Trapp, The Sound of Music changed musicals and movies forever.

This heart-warming story of Maria, who accepts a job to become a governess to a large family and falls in love with the children and their widowed father, captured the nation’s imagination.

The Sound of Music was the highest-grossing film of 1965 and by 1966 the film became the highest grossing film of all time, surpassing Gone with the Wind and breaking box office records in 29 countries.

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This luxurious room, which offers a large screen TV and a kitchenette, will make you feel like a Hollywood star as you indulge in a relaxing double Jacuzzi bath, providing a truly enjoyable stay at our themed hotel.

You can guarantee the Sound of Music inspired rooms will capture your heart as much as the 1965 musical. Sleeping up to 6 people, it’s the perfect room for anyone who loves Julie Andrews.

Mary Poppins Room

Or, if you’re more of a fan of Julie Andrews when she was ‘practically perfect in every way’, book a stay in the magical Mary Poppins suite.

The fantastical tale of Mary Poppins tells the story of one amazing nanny, who transforms family life for George Banks and his children through song, dance and sheer magic.

Marry Poppins Room

Tumble into your very own chalk painted dream and fall in love with this whimsical and wonderful Poppins themed accommodation.

The room sleeps up to 6 people and features unique Poppins murals, a large screen TV, kitchenette and a double Jacuzzi bath, you will never want to leave our movie-themed hotel in Liverpool.

Marilyn Monroe

An actress, model and sex symbol of the 1950s, Marilyn Monroe was an icon of her time.

Best remembered for her glamour, charm and perhaps the most sensual rendition of ‘happy birthday’ of all time, Monroe was the lead star in numerous blockbuster films.

But behind the camera lens, Marilyn Monroe wasn’t just the effervescent actress who played the comic ‘dumb blonde’ characters, she was shy, clever and modest.

A hopeless romantic, Monroe was perpetually in search of love and desperate to start a family of her own, a far cry from the ditsy blonde that lit up the silver screen.

Born and raised in Los Angeles as Norma Jeane, Monroe spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage.

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She married at the age of just sixteen and began working in a radio plane factory in 1944, as part of the war effort. Whilst there she was introduced to a photographer from the First Motion Picture Unit and began a successful pin-up modelling career.

She signed a contract with Fox in 1951 and over the next two years, she became a popular actress with roles in several comedies, including As Young as You Feel and Monkey Business.

By 1953, Monroe was one of the most marketable Hollywood female movie stars, with leading roles in the noir Niagara and the comedies Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire.

In 1955, she starred in one of the biggest box office successes of her career, The Seven Year Itch. Following this she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in Some Like It Hot. Her last completed film was the drama The Misfits in 1961.

During her short life, Monroe struggled with anxiety, depression and the fact she was always type cast as a ‘sex symbol’.

Sadly on August 5, 1962, she died at age 36 from an overdose of barbiturates at her home in Los Angeles.

To this day, Monroe has been celebrated for her beauty and talent as an actress and icon.

Marilyn Diptych Room

Instead of celebrating the blonde bombshell’s films, we decided to showcase one of the most iconic and famous portraits of the actress, Andy Warhol’s ‘Marilyn Diptych’.

Echoing the beauty and sparkle of Marilyn Monroe, this room captures Warhol’s artistic vision, transporting you into the colourful world of pop art.

Completed in 1962, Warhol’s silkscreen painting the Marilyn Diptych is one of his most infamous and influential works.

Following Marilyn’s death in 1962, Warhol began a four month artistic journey, creating over twenty silkscreen paintings of the engaging American star.

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Warhol’s creation was based on one publicity photograph of Marilyn, taken for the film Niagara in 1953.

Warhol’s vision for the piece was inspired by the themes of death and the cult of celebrity, both of which Marilyn had become renowned for. Alluding to the media whirlwind and her mortality, Warhol created a fusion of these elements using a vivid contrast of colour combined with a fading effect.

The repetitive image of Marilyn’s face is thought to reflect her incomparable media presence, while the contrast of colours reminds viewers that while Marilyn’s bright and vibrant status may have felt perpetual, her mortality meant that she would always fade away.

Sleeping up to 4 guests without compromising on quality and style, this stylish suite is ideal for those interested in the life of Monroe and the glamour of the 50s and 60s.

Audrey Hepburn

One of Hollywood’s greatest style icons known for her beauty, elegance and grace, Audrey Hepburn was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female movie star of Golden Age Hollywood.

A philanthropist, humanitarian and talented performer, she was born on 4th May 1929, in Brussels, Belgium and spent most of her childhood moving between Belgium, England and the Netherlands.

She studied ballet from a young age which led to her performing as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre productions.

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When she was 22 years old, Hepburn starred in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi after being spotted by French novelist Colette, on whose work the play was based.

Following this, she shot to stardom for playing the lead role in Roman Holiday in 1953, for which she was the first actress to win an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for a single performance.

She went on to star in a number of successful films, such as Sabrina (1954), The Nun’s Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Charade (1963), My Fair Lady (1964) and Wait Until Dark (1967), for which she received Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations. Hepburn won a record three BAFTA Awards for Best British Actress in a Leading Role.

As her life went on Hepburn appeared in fewer films, devoting much of her later life to UNICEF.

She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in December 1992. A month later, Hepburn died of appendiceal cancer at her home in Switzerland at the age of 63.

My Fair Lady Room

An enchanting blend of comedy, romance and singalong hits, My Fair Lady is a timeless masterpiece that fans continue to adore today.

Visually striking with an infamous score, the revival of the stage production brought the dazzling costumes and colourful sets to the big screen.

It tells the story of a young girl’s transformation from a working-class Cockney to a high society Victorian lady. Eliza Doolittle, played by Hepburn agrees to lessons from phonetics Professor Henry Higgins, who works with Eliza on her speech to improve her job prospects.

However, it doesn’t take long for their budding relationship to escalate into a complicated love triangle. Higgins finds himself besotted with Eliza, but only after she’s been swept off her feet by an aristocratic suitor.

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Capturing the spirit of one of the best loved musicals of all time, our My Fair Lady room is truly something special.

Sleeping up to six guests, the My Fair Lady room radiates character and charm reflective of the classic musical and celebrates one of the greatest female movie stars. Featuring a luxurious kitchenette, opulent fittings and a flat screen TV, the film’s qualities are certainly reflected in this magical hotel room.

Judy Garland

Renowned for her contralto vocals and youthful glow, Judy Garland was an American singer, actress and vaudevillian.

She attained international stardom that continued throughout a career spanning more than 40 years as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on concert stages.

Born as Frances Ethel Gumm in June 1922, Garland began performing in vaudeville with her two older sisters and was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a teenager. Signed by MGM, she made more than two dozen films with them, including nine with Mickey Rooney.

However, in 1939, Judy shot immediately to stardom with The Wizard of Oz, in which she portrayed Dorothy, an orphaned girl living on a farm in the dry plains of Kansas who is whisked off to the magical world of Oz on the other side of the rainbow.

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Source: Wikicommons – MGM studio

Her poignant performance and sweet delivery of her signature song, ‘Over The Rainbow’, earned Judy a special juvenile Oscar statuette on 29 February 1940 for Best Performance by a Juvenile Actor.

Following this, she continued to star in successful films including Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), The Harvey Girls (1946) and Easter Parade (1948) until she was released from the studio.

Judy went on to make record-breaking concert appearances, a successful recording career, and her own Emmy-nominated television series.

In later years, her film appearances became fewer only starring in A Star Is Born (1954) and Judgement at Nuremberg (1961). At 39, she became the youngest and first female recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in the film industry.

From an early age, Garland struggled with the pressures of adolescent stardom and her self-image, which was constantly under the spotlight. Throughout her life, she married five times, with her first four marriages ending in divorce.

Sadly Judy had a long addiction with drugs and alcohol, which ultimately led to her death from a barbiturate overdose at the age of 47.

Still celebrated today, Judy Garland was one of the greatest female movie stars with one of the most unique voices of our time.

Wizard of Oz Room

The Wizard of Oz is undoubtedly a timeless classic, notable for its innovative use of technicolor, this amazing film captured imaginations all over the world.

An iconic film in popular culture, it won Oscars for Best Original Song with Over the Rainbow and Best Original Score by Herbert Stothart.

Our stunning Wizard of Oz room makes the most of the characters that delighted it’s audiences, with an amazing picture of Dorothy and her friends on the ceiling.

Featuring plush champagne interiors, a stylish kitchenette and a double Jacuzzi bath, the Wizard of Oz suite has everything you’d expect from a room inspired by the magical musical.

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Sleeping up to six people in two luxury doubles and two single beds, this room has been designed with a fabulous adventure in mind and guarantee you’ll never want your Arthouse adventure to end.

If you love singing along to classic musicals, check out Mulholland Singing Diner. A unique American style diner with waiters who sing all your favourite tunes, come along and belt out some of your favourite hits from the movies. 

If you enjoyed our marvellous round up of the best female movie stars of Hollywood, why not book a stay in our magical movie-themed hotel and be transported back to the golden era of film.

Get in touch with one of our friendly team today to book a stay worthy of Hollywood. 

Book the Best Weekend Breaks in Liverpool at Arthouse Hotel

Time for a holiday? Why not book one of the best weekend breaks you’ve ever had in Liverpool using one of Arthouse Hotel’s latest offers.

Stay in the centre of the city, close to all the top bars and restaurants and really enjoy a group getaway in style, for a little less than expected.

Take a look at the best weekend breaks available to book now at Arthouse Hotel.

The Show Must Go On

A popular saying in show business and the perfect name for our latest Arthouse Hotel offer, The Show Must Go On.

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Check into your movie-themed hotel suite to a welcome party package of themed balloons, banners and bubbly.

Enjoy a fabulous two-course meal in Alma de Cuba on one evening of your stay, and your choice of wine tasting or cocktail masterclass.

Then to round things off and keep you all entertained, a professional dance class has been arranged, provided by a talented dance instructor.

The best weekend breaks in Liverpool involve tasty food, plenty of drinks and a fun activity or two to keep you busy.

Better still this superb two-night stay is just £230 per person based on 6 or more sharing.

She’s All That

You may or may not have seen the movie She’s All That, but the basic breakdown is a pretty girl who’s “in need of a makeover”gets one then gets the guy.

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Our She’s All That Offer is the best weekend break in Liverpool for the girls. The offer includes a welcome party package of Prosecco, balloons, banners and cupcakes, two fabulous evening meals and an invite to a private cocktail masterclass.

Better still our team at The Salon will come to give you and the girls that all-important makeover. Styling your hair and applying professional makeup, making you look your very best for an unforgettable girl’s night out in Liverpool.

Book this sensational two-night break in Liverpool for just £260 per person based on 6 or more sharing.

The Star Treatment

Check out how the other half live by booking yourselves one of the best weekend breaks in Liverpool using our Star Treatment package.

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This all-inclusive offer basically gives you your own personal PA for the stay, as we pre-arrange afternoon tea and meal reservations at your choice of Signature Living restaurant and a private cocktail masterclass.

Your luxury hotel room will be pre-decorated with themed balloons and banners, we’ll even provide a little hired help to be on hand and serve you and your guests chilled Prosecco on arrival.

What more could you ask for on your VIP weekend away in Liverpool than this exclusive Star Treatment offer? Only £245 per person, based on 6 or more sharing.

The Full Monty Package

Taking care of everything so you don’t have to The Full Monty delivers all you could want or need on a short break in Liverpool.


Enjoy a two night stay in a large and luxurious city centre hotel room, including evening meals or breakfast on both days.

Your room will be decorated with a themed party package including delicious cupcakes and chilled bubbly. Plus a handy Butler will be ready to wait on you and your guests for the evening.

This is the perfect offer for groups of guests who’ve come to Liverpool to sample the amazing nightlife and famous culture, or even partake in some retail therapy.

The Full Monty offer makes sure you have all you need during your stay, so you can spend time enjoying the stunning city of Liverpool. Book The Full Monty offer for just £205 per person.

At Arthouse Hotel

A wonderfully whimsical hotel experience in the thriving heart of the city’s best nightlife district, Arthouse Hotel provides guests with easy access to everything Liverpool is famous for.

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The best bars and clubs are all within short walking distance, with Liverpool ONE and Bold Street nearby for shopping and all the top places to eat in the city.

Book yourself and your friends one of the best weekends away in Liverpool, using one of our latest hotel offers by calling 0151 236 0166 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk today.

COMPETITION: Win Tickets to See Fame The Musical

Calling all Fame the Musical fans! We have teamed up with the Liverpool Empire Theatre to offer you an amazing competition.

Enter today and you, plus three friends could win the chance to see Fame The Musical and stay in one of our luxury movie-themed suites at Arthouse Hotel!

Be in with a chance of watching one of the best Broadway productions at Liverpool’s best theatre and stay in the city’s only movie-themed hotel.

What are you waiting for?

WIN 4 TICKETS TO SEE FAME THE MUSICAL!

The winner of this fabulous prize will receive FOUR tickets to see Fame The Musical at the Liverpool Empire Theatre on the opening night, Monday 11 March at 7.30pm.

You can also enjoy the rest of your evening with a luxurious overnight stay in one of our stunning movie-themed suites, sleeping four guests, on the evening of the show.

To enter this amazing competition, simply SHARE our Facebook post and TAG 3 friends you’d like to take to the show!

Fame the Musical

A scene from Fame The Musical Tour | Credit: Tristram Kenton | Source: Liverpool Empire Theatre

The winner will be announced on Friday 8 March and will be contacted by direct message. Entrants must be able to attend the show on Monday 11 March at 7:30pm.

The prize is non-transferrable and as stated and no cash or other alternative will be offered. No purchase necessary.

So, remember to enter and simply SHARE our Facebook post and TAG 3 of your friends!

A Musical Sensation, FAME!

Based on the 1980 classic pop culture film, Fame The Musical is the international smash-hit sensation taking the stage by storm. The phenomenal production follows the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through highs and lows, romances, heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life.

The show explores the bittersweet moments and uplifting triumphs that confront many young people today, including identity, prejudice, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse, pride and perseverance.

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A scene from Fame The Musical Tour | Credit: Tristram Kenton | Source: Liverpool Empire Theatre

This wonderful production features a star-studded cast of Keith Jack from Any Dream Will Do and Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Love Me Tender, Chicago and Mama I Want to Sing star Mica Paris, and Jorgie Porter of Hollyoaks and Dancing on Ice.

The show also features the Oscar-winning title song and a cast of outstanding dancers, singers, musicians and actors as they transform from star struck pupils to superstars.

Since it’s opening show on Broadway in 1988, Fame The Musical has enjoyed seven West End runs and continues to be one of the best loved musicals across the world. Fame The Musical will indeed live forever!

A Musical Movie-themed Hotel

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After you’ve enjoyed the smash-hit Fame The Musical, it’s time to head back to your luxurious movie-themed hotel room at Arthouse.

Bringing the classics back to life, this unique hotel offers a quirky and unforgettable hotel experience in the heart of Liverpool.

Each plush room is themed to an individual movie, with tributes to some of the best musicals of all time within our walls.

From Dirty Dancing to The Wizard of Oz; our themed rooms are uniquely designed to take your breath away.

To enter this amazing competition, simply SHARE our Facebook post and TAG 3 friends you’d like to take to the show!

If you’re not lucky enough to win this prize, why not check out our hotel offers page and find an amazing deal to suit you. Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to arrange your visit, or to find another exciting movie themed hotel room for your luxury Liverpool stay at Arthouse Hotel.

The 7 Best Moments from Dirty Dancing

With its cult following and never-ending appeal, Dirty Dancing is up there with some of the best feel-good films in movie history. We’ve all seen it more times than we can count on both hands and will continue to rely on its fab 80s soundtrack to cheer us up and will never stop trying to re-enact that famous lift.

Without further ado, here are our best moments from Dirty Dancing that we still love to this day!

1. “Come Here, Lover Boy”

We’re jumping straight into the saucy stuff. It’s that famous scene after we are reunited with the lovebirds the morning after a night in Johnny’s cabin. Wit woo!

There’s nothing quite like cha-cha-ing away in the dance studio with your new secret fella while all the other guests – including your parents – enjoy some extremely family-friendly lawn dancing and a spot of volleyball outside. G’wed.

Did you know this scene was completely improvised? Patrick and Jennifer were caught warming up for the scene and were just messing around when the director decided it would make the cut.

2. Johnny Setting the Record Straight

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…and also providing us with one of the most quotable lines in cinematic history.

3. *That* Lake Scene

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Not only do they have dance practice in the middle of a lake, but the valuable lesson of balance and core strength is taught by dancing on a tree trunk which has very conveniently fallen at a height next to a very picturesque meadow.

4. The Sacred Bridge of Secrecy

Carrying the ever-growing entity that is Baby’s womanhood and confidence? Your bridge could NEVER! This bridge serves not only as a backdrop to some secret solo dance practices, but also provides the catwalk for some of the finest outfits Kellerman’s Resort has ever seen.

5. Where’s Lisa’s Beige. Iridescent. Lipstick?

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Props to Lisa for branching out into some of the most avant-garde makeup lewks that conservative holiday resort has experienced thus far. Iconic.

6. Baby Carrying Loads of Random Objects

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The watermelon. The endless weight of her parent’s expectations. A…live…chicken?

7. THE LIFT

Ladies and gentlemen, the moment we are waiting for every time we watch this film. It never gets old! Every time, we find ourselves fretting over whether they’ll make it or not.

How will this go down? Will she forget everything he’s taught her? Wait…is he gonna drop her?

But then it happens, and it’s still the best feeling ever. Cue us shout-singing Time of Your Life and crying into our popcorn.

Shake Your Stuff at Dirty Dancing Bottomless Brunch

Every Saturday from 9th March ‘til 31st August, you’ll have the chance to have the time of your life and become Liverpool’s very own Baby at Mulholland’s Dirty Dancing Bottomless Brunch in Liverpool! Sittings are at 1pm and 4pm, with unlimited drinking (and food platters filled with much more than watermelons!) for 90 minutes.

Plus, you’ll get the chance to do some Dirty Dancing of your own, whilst live performers bring the much-loved movie to life. Grab your chance to recreate that famous lift here!

Love movies like we do? Read our roundup of the best movie princesses of all time. 

“Oh, come on, ladies. God wouldn’t have given you maracas if he didn’t want you to shake ’em!”

Make your reservation to stay at The Arthouse Hotel today.

Places to Drink in Liverpool this Summer: Arthouse Hotel Bar Terrace

Come the sunnier months, there’ll be plenty of parched people looking for the best places to drink in Liverpool. Where they can also soak up some of that rare British sunshine and enjoy balmy summer evenings outdoors.

Luckily Arthouse Hotel is looking forward to opening their very own outdoor bar terrace, in the heart of Liverpool’s Ropewalks district.

Enjoy Summertime Drinking in Liverpool

All you really need when it comes to summertime drinking in Liverpool is the ever-allusive sun to be shining and something cold to keep you refreshed.

Of course, Arthouse Hotel will be bringing a whole lot more to the table.

Think twinkling canopies of fairy lights shimmering in the late summer sun, comfortable seating to recline and relax, drink in hand, and a hot soundtrack of laidback summertime vibes.

Arthouse Bar Terrace - places to drink in Liverpool

Setting up camp outside the glamourous movie-themed hotel, the latest addition to Arthouse Hotel’s social venues will take advantage of a truly unique location. Sandwiched between glistening glass buildings daylight will shine on the concrete courtyard all day long.

Perfect for capturing the last of the day’s rays before sunset, Arthouse Hotel’s new outdoor terrace will be among the best places to drink in Liverpool come summer time 2019.

In & Around the Ropewalks

Part of the charm of the Ropewalks district is the concentration of places to drink in Liverpool, as well as some of the city’s best restaurants all of which are within a moments’ walk of each other.

You can pick up delicacies from around the world at places like Evissa and Luche Libre, or pop in for a taste of South American cuisine from Alma de Cuba.

Alma de Cuba Food - places to drink in Liverpool

Alma de Cuba main course

There’s also plenty of places to retreat indoors when things get later and darker.

Head to Alma de Cuba to see the famous petal drop and Voodoo show, make yourselves comfy in Heebie Jeebies where laidback Rnb soundtracks and trendy crowds await. Or you could explore a little further afield to clubs like Circo or upstairs at Peacocks, for late night dance tunes and live DJs.

Upstairs at Peacocks - places to drink in Liverpool

Upstairs at Peacocks

Either way, Arthouse Hotel’s outdoor terrace will soon become one of the best places to drink in Liverpool during summertime, a favourite among other great beer gardens around the city.

Staying in Arthouse Hotel

Firmly established as the best movie-themed hotel in Liverpool, Arthouse Hotel has become the most popular place to stay in the heart of the city for a great night out on the town.

Its location puts guests within easy reach of the most popular bars, clubs and restaurants in Liverpool guaranteeing an unforgettable stay for every occasion.

The spacious group hotel rooms and suites come complete with their own individual movie themes, inspired by classic thrillers like Hitchcock’s Psycho and magical musicals such as Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Rocky Horror Room - places to drink in Liverpool

Rocky Horror Room

What’s more, Arthouse Hotel boasts one of the city’s most popular penthouse pool rooms, the Skyline Suites, giving guests striking views across the lofty rooftops of Liverpool city centre.

These superb rooms also boast private bars, separate sleeping spaces and accessible balconies for the perfect all-night party, high above the busy streets of Liverpool’s bustling nightlife.

Skyline Suites - places to drink in Liverpool

Skyline Suite

Call and book your stay to pay a visit to this amazing movie-themed hotel on 0151 236 0166, or check out our exclusive accommodation offers. You’ll get to see where Liverpool’s latest outdoor terrace will be opening this summer, making you want to book your next visit for later in the year.

Watch This Space

We’ve been looking forward to summer since New Years Day, now we’re giving the rest of the city and its visitors more reason to be excited about the coming sunny months.

Watch this space for more details about the opening of Arthouse Hotel’s new outdoor terrace and add it to the list of places to drink in Liverpool for summer 2019.