Feel-Good Movies for the January Blues

Despite our endeavors, January is probably not the most exciting month of the year; although it is the darkest, coldest and grimmest. Christmas is over, the decorations are down and everyone is drudging back into work one miserable step at a time. The January blues are certainly upon us in 2019.

Having said that, we thought we’d share with you our pick of the best feel-good movies to get you out of the post-Christmas slump.

The Pursuit of Happyness | 2006

The Pursuit of Happyness is feel-good personified. I mean, it even has the word ‘happyness’ in the title – although it is spelt wrong.

Directed by Gabriele Muccino, The Pursuit of Happyness is a must for those who are devoid of motivation in January. This feel-good movie is about a young man who, in the throes of homelessness, is trying to raise his son.

Armed with a slew of instagramable motivational quotes, ideal for helping you out of bed in the morning – the foremost being: “if you want something go get it” – The Pursuit of Happyness is as feel-good as it is heartwarming.

Grease | 1978

Memorable showtunes and magnificent dance moves: two of the reasons why Grease is the ideal feel-good movie for banishing the January blues. The most dubious ‘teenagers’ ever go a long way to have you dancing the gloom away.

Featuring on our pick of the greatest teen movies that changed pop culture forever, Grease is guaranteed to have you popping your hood like Travolta as the rain crashes down on your way to work in January.

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Another sure way to banish the blues this January is by staying in our stunning, Grease-themed room at the amazing Arthouse Hotel. You can guarantee you’re in for an exciting stay, as our room has been furnished to celebrate the hit 1978 musical.

Shape yourself up this January, you wont regret it.

500 Days of Summer | 2009

Now we know that 500 Days of Summer isn’t the happiest of happy movies, however, we believe it echoes everyone’s mood in January; not wanting to get out bed in the morning being one of them.

Indeed, this bubbling volcano of romance, comedy and everything inbetween is worthy of any January viewing on the bluest of blue days.

La La Land | 2016

La La Land is a technicolour behemoth of choreographed dance routines and musical numbers that are bound to banish the January blues.

The movie opens on a dreary overpass, and – in one swooping take – we find ourselves in the midst of a feel-good movie bursting with charm.

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are awesome in La La Land as it is preposterous, ludicrous – and exactly the movie we need in January.

Mrs. Doubtfire | 1993

Released in 1993, Mrs. Doubtfire is a transvestic cauldron of madness about a man impersonating a nanny from Scotland and therefore ideal for January, when everyone could do with a laugh.

This feel-good movie is sure to have you laughing one minute and weeping the next, but don’t fear, it is wrapped up in a heartwarming bow at the end.

Mrs. Doubtfire, like The Pursuit of Happyness – and each and every one of our movies – is feel-good personified.

Arthouse Hotel

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As you’ve probably already guessed, we love the movies here at Arthouse Hotel.

So, why don’t you bring the entire family together and take advantage of our awesome hotel and movie-inspired rooms that wouldn’t look out of place in some of the marvelous movies listed above.

Come and join us! We’d love to hear from you today to organise a magical stay at Arthouse in 2019.

You can contact us on 0151 601 8801

What’s On in Liverpool in January 2018

Beat those New Year blues by checking out some of the best events taking place in Liverpool in January 2018.

From live stadium shows to one of the most epic games of bingo, this month is packed full of fun things to do.

It’s time to start planning for the New Year!

Murder on the Orient Express Film Showing

When: Thursday 4th January

Where: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

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The Philharmonic Hall are showing the brilliant new film, Murder on the Orient Express, to celebrate the adaptation of one of Agatha Christie’s classics.

The iconic 1934 detective mystery has rocketed to the top of the film charts, receiving rave reviews and praise for the all-star cast.

Join Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh and Johnny Depp as Poirot tries to figure out who killed a passenger on a train stranded by the snow.

The Jersey Boys

When:  Wednesday 10th January – Saturday 20th January

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre

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The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, the Jersey Boys, is officially touring the UK and they’re coming to Liverpool’s Empire Theatre this January.

This hugely popular play has won 57 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

A true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks, the Jersey Boys follows their journey to inventing a new unique sound of music and selling 100 million records worldwide.

Featuring legendary hits including Beggin’, December 1963, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like A Man, Bye Bye Baby, Big Girls Don’t Cry and many more, Jersey Boys is a must see event in Liverpool in January.

The Late Wake Club: David Bowie

When: Saturday 13th January

Where: Camp and Furnace

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Celebrating the life and times of one of the most influential icons in the music industry, the Late Wake Club are putting on a night of David Bowie appreciation this January.

Taking place in Camp and Furnace in the Baltic Triangle, this event will feature every iconic Bowie hit, his influences, influencers and collaborators from their resident DJ.

Get ready to become Bowie-fied in the makeover station, just choose your era and transform into the Starman himself.

Like with any wake there is of course the complimentary free finger food buffet and cup of tea.

Celebrating Sgt Pepper Live

When: Saturday 13th January

Where: Liverpool Echo Arena

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Next in our list of events in Liverpool in January is a celebration of the Fab Four.

The award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the nation’s premier Beatles group, The Bootleg Beatles, are teaming up to perform the entirety of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to celebrate its half century.

Orchestrated by Nigel Osborne and hosted by the legendary Liverpool poet Roger McGough, this special concert is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience what Rolling Stone magazine proclaimed ‘the number one greatest album of all time’, complete with full-blown symphonic backing.

Incorporating many other hits from the heady days of 1967, including ‘Strawberry Fields’, ‘Penny Lane’ and ‘All You Need Is Love’, don’t miss this highlight of 2018.

Liverpool Lives Tour

When: Monday 15th January and Monday 29th January

Where: Museum of Liverpool

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This January, the Museum of Liverpool are featuring a special exhibition celebrating the most influential people of Liverpool.

Starring those who made unprecedented positive changes to the city throughout the years. It’s an impressive view of the pioneers, innovators and entrepreneurs who made our city what it is today.

You will be shown round the exhibition by one of the museum’s hosts, free of charge.

Bongo’s Bingo featuring the Vengaboys

When: Tuesday 23rd January

Where: Camp and Furnace

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The ever popular and infamous Bongo’s Bingo is back this January and this time they’re bringing pop legends The Vengaboys with them!

Get ready for eyes down and a night of impromptu raves, dance offs, hands in the air anthem singing and prizes so bad they’re good, it’s bingo like you’ve never known it before.

As always there are incredible prizes up for grabs, amazing music and even some surprises guests!

Without a doubt the craziest game of bingo you’ll ever play and one of the most amazing events in Liverpool in January.

Secret Psychedelic Party

When: Friday 26th January

Where: Unknown

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Last but not least on our list of events in Liverpool in January is also one of the most secretive.

A mysterious and trippy experience is coming to Liverpool, with the venue yet to be announced.

They will be opening the doors to a never before used abandoned space and recreating an atmosphere similar to the illegal underground parties of the 90’s.

Expect a blend of House music, to garage, Disco and beyond, plus psychedelic lighting and fully immersive psychedelic decor.

The location of the event will be sent to ticket holders on the day!

Stay at Arthouse this January

If you’ll be visiting Liverpool this January or you’re planning on attending one of these fantastic events, why not enjoy an overnight stay at Arthouse?

Renowned as one of the city’s top group accommodation hotels, our vast rooms can sleep groups of friends and family without compromising on style or space.

With dazzling themed rooms, Arthouse is the perfect hotel to start your night out or bring the party back with you!

You’ll find Liverpool’s best loved nightclubs, bars and restaurants just around the corner, so you won’t have to worry about transport.

To enquire further about staying at Arthouse Hotel, you can give our team a call today on 0151 601 8801.