the world’s greatest ever nightclub « We could play whatever we wanted to play. It was Manchester’s first scally night. It encompassed all the scenes, so there were almost indie-type scenes, Perry boys, Motown, Northern Soul. It was a really good night, but it was really Mancunian. I think that had a lot to do with it » – Mike Pickering prideofmanchester.com Michael Winterbottom’s 2002 film 24 Hour Party People starring Steve Coogan as Tony Wilson, tells the story of the Haçienda. The movie was filmed in 2001, and required reconstructing the Haçienda as a temporary set in a Manchester factory, which was then opened to ticket holders for a night, acting as a full-scale nightclub (except with free bar) as the film shooting took place.