We celebrate Joy Division for our next movies nights!

Last updated on December 23rd, 2023 at 01:56 pm

Last week, Ian Curtis would’ve turned 64.

Our honouring of his life and oeuvre was therefore focused on Anton Corbijn’s haunting portrayal of the artist and his band in 2007. As a 23-year-old singer of Joy Division, formerly ‘Warsaw,’ Ian Curtis committed suicide as a result of personal, professional, and romantic troubles., set in the North of England in the mid-70s, is also a grim yet beautiful hindsight of the northern working class, and a touching insight on the young artist, that now, long after his passing, is the icon of a cult following, and an immense influence on a myriad of bands to this day.


Regarded as a polarising voice of Manchester’s post-punk scene, as well as a true poet, it’s hard to contest that his touch is still found many years later, in bands the likes of The Drums, Bauhaus, Interpol, The National and undoubtedly more recently, Irish band Fontaines D.C.


Next Monday, the screening will begin at 8 p.m 27th until Wednesday 29th, Our full sound system is available at Studio 94

complimenting the masterpieces featured in the film, as well as

You can book a ticket for that real cinema experience right on your doorstep! HERE and have your own little nest for the evening, to take in the masterpiece that this movie is!


You can also enjoy a dinner deal with any burger and chips, a beer or cocktail, and popcorn for just £15! Would be rude not to, right? Take a look at our menu to find out more. beforehand


Make sure to BOOK YOUR SPOT as the capacity is reduced, obviously, in line with social distancing measures, and just that extra little bit of cushty-ness!

Biopic Joy Division

Formation and Early Years

The English rock band Joy Division was formed in Salford in 1976. They were comprised of Ian Curtis, guitarist/lyricist, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, and Stephen Morris. They were active from 1976 to 1980 and associated with post-punk, gothic rock, and new-wave genres. They were originally known as Stiff Kittens and Warsaw before settling on the name Joy Division.


Sumner and Hook attended a Sex Pistols concert in 1976 that influenced the formation of the band. As a result of developing a sound that became a pioneer of the post-punk movement, their debut EP, “An Ideal for Living,” and debut album, “Unknown Pleasures,” established their reputation significantly.

Ian Curtis’s Struggles and Impact

As the frontman of the band, Ian Curtis suffered from personal issues, such as depression and epilepsy, which affected his performance ability. On the eve of their first North American tour, his health issues and subsequent suicide in 1980 led to Joy Division’s dissolution. A posthumous album was released in 1980, “Closer,” which marked the band’s end.


Curtis’s death led to the formation of the New Order, which achieved considerable success during the following decade. In 2023, both Joy Division and New Order were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Historical Significance and Influence

During the band’s history, Curtis suffered from health problems and ultimately committed suicide. The band’s early releases included “Unknown Pleasures,” a breakthrough album. Following Curtis’s death, the albums “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and “Closer” were released, both of which received critical acclaim.


Their exploration of dark and emotional themes, combined with their innovative sound, cemented Joy Division’s legacy in rock music history. The band’s music and story have left a lasting impact, influencing many artists and gaining a devoted following.



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