Tonight Curzon Soho will screen “Do you own the Dancefloor?“, a film documenting the last days of Manchester’s legendary club The Haçienda and the events that followed its abrupt closure due to the city’s gentrification.
In November 2000, many of the key elements from the iconic venue ended up as 69 lots at a charity auction before it was demolished to make way for a block of apartments. Throughout this documentary, we follow the journey these auctioned items take and catch a glimpse into their new homes, who brought them, and why?
The documentary isn’t just about the Hac?ienda. It’s also about the community that was built around Manchester’s iconic venue.
A large amount of people were influenced by their times there, so much that they had to come to Manchester to bid for bricks, toilets, exit signs and even pieces of the hallowed dance floor. Interviews from Hacienda experts; DJs Graeme Park and Mike Pickering, Liam Gallagher of Oasis and Peter Hook of Joy Division/New Order to sharing their memories are included throughout the documentary. Don’t miss out on this chance to see a rare film documenting a historic event in club culture history!
Our own Post-Master Callum will be spinning some Haçienda classics after the screening. Be sure to catch him for some pure Manchester party scene nostalgia!