Break out the disco gear for Fever 40th

You can now experience that excruciating era all over again.

You can now experience that excruciating era all over again.

STAYIN’ ALIVE: A special screening of Saturday Night Fever will be held at the Dome to celebrate the disco classic's 40th anniversary.

LIKE a mirrorball, 1977 disco classic Saturday Night Fever showcases the era’s symphony-orchestrated melodies, haute couture styles and smooth moves, and now the experience can be relived at a 40th anniversary screening of the musical drama.

To coincide with a 40th anniversary screening in the US of the movie, Saturday Night Fever will screen at the Dome next Friday, May 26.

“This is the fully uncut version not released before,” says Gisborne performer James Packman. “The soundtrack has been digitally remastered and the movie has extra, previously unreleased, footage.

“Soak up the ambience as you enter the venue, and leave it humming those classic tracks from The Bee Gees.”

A limited edition Saturday Night Fever prize will be presented to the best (or worst) theme-dressed patron.

Saturday Night Fever stars John Travolta as Tony Manero, a working-class young man who spends his weekends dancing and drinking at a Brooklyn discotheque. While in the disco, Tony is the champion dancer. His friends and weekend dancing help him to cope with his dead-end job, clashes with his parents, and his general restlessness.

The Library of Congress deemed the film “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”, but the story is based on British writer Nik Cohn’s 1976 New York magazine article, Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night.

Cohn was unable to make any sense of the subculture he had been assigned to write about so he fabricated the article. The character who became Tony Manero was based on a Mod acquaintance.

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LIKE a mirrorball, 1977 disco classic Saturday Night Fever showcases the era’s symphony-orchestrated melodies, haute couture styles and smooth moves, and now the experience can be relived at a 40th anniversary screening of the musical drama.

To coincide with a 40th anniversary screening in the US of the movie, Saturday Night Fever will screen at the Dome next Friday, May 26.

“This is the fully uncut version not released before,” says Gisborne performer James Packman. “The soundtrack has been digitally remastered and the movie has extra, previously unreleased, footage.

“Soak up the ambience as you enter the venue, and leave it humming those classic tracks from The Bee Gees.”

A limited edition Saturday Night Fever prize will be presented to the best (or worst) theme-dressed patron.

Saturday Night Fever stars John Travolta as Tony Manero, a working-class young man who spends his weekends dancing and drinking at a Brooklyn discotheque. While in the disco, Tony is the champion dancer. His friends and weekend dancing help him to cope with his dead-end job, clashes with his parents, and his general restlessness.

The Library of Congress deemed the film “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”, but the story is based on British writer Nik Cohn’s 1976 New York magazine article, Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night.

Cohn was unable to make any sense of the subculture he had been assigned to write about so he fabricated the article. The character who became Tony Manero was based on a Mod acquaintance.

Read the story

To book tickets for the 40th anniversary screening of Saturday Night Fever, on May 26, call 027 536 8096 to book tickets, $20 each. Door sales available if not sold out. 8pm start.

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