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'Saturday Night Fever' Floor on the Auction Block

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'Saturday Night Fever' Floor on the Auction Block

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'Saturday Night Fever' Floor on the Auction Block

'Saturday Night Fever' Floor on the Auction Block

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Got $60,000 to $80,000 to spare? If so, you could own a part of disco history and be strutting in your boogie shoes on the famous Saturday Night Fever dance floor. The multicolored platform where John Travolta showed off his moves is to be auctioned to the public April 1.

John Travolta struts his stuff on the famous dance floor in Saturday Night Fever. Paramount hide caption

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Melissa Block talks to Alex Marchak, who was an extra in the movie and a regular at Odyssey 2001, the Brooklyn dance club where the 1977 film was shot. The club, later renamed Spectrum, was closed last month.

Music from the Soundtrack

The Bee Gees dominated the dance charts with the 'Saturday Night Fever' soundtrack. Some selections:

Floor Facts

  • Custom-built for the movie, the Plexiglas floor originally cost $15,000
  • More than 300 bulbs designed to light up rhythmically with the music
  • Dimensions: 24 feet wide, 16 feet deep, 1 foot high

Source: Profiles in History Auctions

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Saturday Night Fever (Soundtrack)

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Album
Saturday Night Fever (Soundtrack)
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Label
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Released
1996

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