“The Lumiere Cinema Room” is a spacious bedroom that has been created by the artist Lumiere in a contemporary art deco style with a huge cinema screen, HD projector and enhanced sound.It has specially chosen furniture and wallpaper and 1930s style wall lights to help you spend the night dreaming of being the star in your own movie premiere. It has a small selection of specially chosen movies but feel free to bring your own DVDs or plug in your own device to watch your favourite.
It also has a super comfy king size bed, Smart TV (that you can mirror your own screens on), as well as a porcelain tiled bathroom with shiny German and Swedish fittings. Its own dedicated free superfast wifi.
Room 1.04 – ‘Cinéma de Danse’ (Dance Cinema)
At every age and skill level Blackpool is a global centre for dance of almost every kind – from Northern Soul, Street, Hip Hop and Punk to ballet, and of course, ballroom!
Blackpool’s iconic Winter Gardens and Tower ballrooms host world championship competitions, TV shows and social dancing with ballroom dancers travelling from all over the world for the unique experience of gliding over the sprung wooden floors of these dance palaces.
(Michael Day, the chief executive of Historic Royal Palaces, said of Blackpool’s ballrooms “They are spectacular. Buckingham Palace hasn’t got anything that good.”)
Room 1.04 has a very large projection screen, cinema seats and its own collection of films with a strong dance theme – from ‘Saturday Night Fever’ to ‘They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?’ (which is also the name of the 20-year-old giant mirrorball artwork on the South Shore Promenade).
Little is known about the French artist-activists collective known as Lumiere after the famous French brothers who developed the early Cinématographe machine (from which cinema takes its name).
Their practice revolves around curating films which distil the essence of a particular time and place.