22.12.2012 | SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

VENUE: Villa Neukölln, Hermannstraße 233, 12049 Berlin

21:00 Doors
21:30 Dance Performance with Leah Katz (Deutsche Oper Berlin) and Sandhya Daemgen (Documenta 13/Tino Seghal)
22:00 Film Screening (OmU)
23:30 After Party with DJ Lobotomy


On Saturday the 22nd of December 2012, Kinostalgia closed the year in style with a musical extravaganza showing the beloved ‘Singin’ in the Rain’. This night of cinema nostalgia and old–style Hollywood glamour transported the audience back to the 1920s for a night of film, vintage music, cocktails, dancing and good old-fashioned fun.

A screening of Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly’s glorious Technicolor musical was followed by a themed party with DJ Lobotomy playing an exclusive set inspired by the film. The audience was treated to a dance performance before the screening to get everyone in the spirit of the film.

In keeping with the classic cinema theme, our usherette served popcorn and sweets and at the bar our signature cocktail, The Rainstorm, was prepared especially for the night. The audience helped set the scene by dressing in their vintage finest, paying homage to the 1920s and to the film’s flamboyant style.

Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds star in a funny, affectionate, romantic nod to old Hollywood, specifically the troubled transition between silent and sound cinema. Jean Hagen steals the show as a screechy-voiced diva, but the real stars here are some of the finest song & dance numbers ever put on film, including O’Connor’s acrobatic “Make ’em Laugh,” the extraordinary “Broadway Melody/Broadway Rhythm” ballet between Kelly and Cyd Charisse, and, of course, Kelly’s signature showstopper, “Singin’ in the Rain.”

We were all sitting back in the charming surroundings of Villa Neukölln and enjoying a cocktail with Gene Kelly’s musical extravaganza before dancing the night away!

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