Entertainment Brooklyn puts on its boogie shoes for Travolta 'Saturday Night Fever' celebration

14:52  13 june  2018
14:52  13 june  2018 Source:   nydailynews.com

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Saturday Night Fever spread through a corner of Brooklyn on Tuesday, where crowds gathered to welcome back movie star John Travolta to one of his disco era haunts and celebrate the iconic film.

Saturday night fever - john travolta - bee gees - youtube - Brooklyn put on its boogie shoes wednesday in celebration of the 40th anniversary of “ saturday night fever ,” the iconic film ode to the disco era that made john travolta and white three-piece suits all the rage. bay ridge went back in time.

Rob Zombie standing in front of a building© Debbie Egan-Chin / New York Daily News Saturday Night Fever spread through a corner of Brooklyn on Tuesday, where crowds gathered to welcome back movie star John Travolta to one of his disco era haunts and celebrate the iconic film.

“I feel like Brooklyn has been in my DNA since ‘Welcome Back, Kotter,’ Travolta said, shouting out the Bensonhurst-based sitcom that launched his career.

“I love you all so very much. Thank you for giving me such a foundation for my career.”

Travolta, joined by his wife, actress Kelly Preston, plugged his new movie, “Gotti,” a film about the infamous Big Apple crime boss, where Travolta plays the Dapper Don.

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It was John Travolta Day in Brooklyn , and fans mobbed the pizzeria that took center stage in one of the actors most iconic movies. CBS2's Scott Rapoport

Saturday Night Fever spread through a corner of Brooklyn on Tuesday, where crowds gathered to welcome back movie star John Travolta to one of his The 55-year-old actress revealed her husband likes to surprise her with romantic date nights , and joked that being married to a pilot has its perks.

“I hope this week you will all go out and support the Gotti movie,” Travolta said. “I want to say a special thanks to John Gotti Jr. and his whole family for supporting that movie, that story, and John Gotti lives forever. So, support us, join us in movie theaters. We love you, we love Brooklyn. Thank you very, very much.”

John Travolta et al. posing for the camera© Debbie Egan-Chin / New York Daily News John (Junior) Gotti joined Travolta on stage.

But the crowd was there to salute Tony Manero, not gush over Gotti.

“It’s not often that we have the opportunity to recognize a great actor who helped turn Brooklyn into a cultural touchstone in the late 1970s,” said state Sen. Marty Golden. “John Travolta did exactly that. It was just over 40 years ago that we watched John Travolta eat a double-decker slice of Lenny’s pizza as he strutted down 86th Street in Bensonhurst.”

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Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 American musical drama film directed by John Badham. It stars John Travolta as Tony Manero, a working-class young man who spends his weekends dancing and

Saturday Night Fever spread through a corner of Brooklyn on Tuesday, where crowds gathered to welcome back movie star John Travolta to one of his disco era haunts and celebrate the iconic film.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera© Debbie Egan-Chin / New York Daily News

As if on cue, someone rushed over to Travolta with a double-decker slice.

“Ready for this?,” Travolta asked the crowd. “Two. Two is good.”

As he bit into the slices of cheesy goodness, “Stayin’ Alive” came on, blasting from the speakers. The crowd went wild.. The fans flipped again when Travolta busted some dance moves, even doing the classic disco “point” seen on the movie poster.

“I just fell in love with him from `Welcome Back, Kotter,’” said Theresa Avellino-Santiago, 56, of Gravesend. “And then I just followed him, I was so happy to see him grow as an actor.

`Saturday Night Fever,’ I can watch it over and over again. I can’t wait to see ‘Gotti.’ ”

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