Los Angeles, London – The “Saturday Night Fever” dance floor where John Travolta captured the 1970s disco craze is going up for sale next month and could fetch up to $1.5 million.
The dance floor that lit up in red, blue and yellow in rhythm to the music was custom-built for the movie whose soundtrack featured disco hits by the Bee Gees including “Night Fever” and “You Should Be Dancing.”
The floor was fitted into a small club in Brooklyn for the film’s famous dance scenes, said Profiles in History, a Calabasas, California-based auction house.
It will go up for auction in Los Angeles during the June 27-28 Profiles in History Hollywood Auction, and carries an estimated price of $1 million to $1.5 million.
Vito Bruno, who owns the floor, said he started his career at 2001 Odyssey, the club in Brooklyn where “Saturday Night Fever” was filmed. The club later changed its name and then closed in 2005.
“I received a call from a friend telling me that the club was closing and they were auctioning off the contents including the legendary dance floor, so I bought it,” said Bruno, the chief executive of New York-based party planning group AMPM Entertainment.
“I have had the dance floor for a few years now. It’s one of the most recognizable pieces of film memorabilia in history, but I’ve decided it’s time to share it with the world,” he said.
“Saturday Night Fever,” the story of a working-class Brooklyn youth trying to break out of his dead-end life through dancing, launched Travolta as an international movie star.