A Look Back: “Saturday Night Fever” in Bay Ridge

Forty years ago, “Saturday Night Fever” hit the big screen.

The film, which stars both a very young and very slender John Travolta as the disco-dancing Tony Manero and the neighborhood of Bay Ridge as itself, was filmed in many locales in southwestern Brooklyn, including Fort Hamilton Parkway in the shadow of the Verrazano Bridge, which can be seen in the photo above, from the files of this newspaper.

Other locales seen in the film include the long-defunct 2001 Odyssey disco club at Eighth Avenue and 62nd Street, and Lenny’s Pizza at 86th Street and 19th Avenue.

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