Catch Disco Fever in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
The Ridgefield Playhouse and Cohen and Wolf, P.C. Fathom Events and Movies Series bring the brand-new Director's Cut of Saturday Night Fever to the big screen on Sunday, May 7 at 7pm. Saturday Night Fever became a cultural touchstone like few movies before or since, and soon fans can catch the fever again when the influential classic returns to the big screen in celebration of its 40th anniversary! Dust off your white dancing suit and halter tops - we'll have prizes for best dressed and specialty drinks available at the bar! The all-new Director's Cut celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the iconic film that catapulted John Travolta to superstardom, garnered him an Oscar® nomination and captivated audiences the world over. Travolta commands the screen as Tony Manero, a restless Brooklyn rebel who escapes problems at home and an uncertain future every Saturday night when he shines as king of the disco dance floor. Both the sensational dancing and moving story are driven by the timeless music soundtrack that will forever define its era. This special event includes an exclusive introduction to the film from legendary hall-of-fame radio personality Scott Shannon! Plus, take a look back at the legacy of Saturday Night Fever with interviews from the director and cast of this groundbreaking motion picture that defined an era.
Director John Badham worked with Paramount Pictures to restore the film using the original negative and update the surround sound mix to further enhance viewers' enjoyment of the incredible soundtrack. During this process he added scenes to the theatrical R-rated version that round out character and plot, making this new Director's Cut the definitive representation of his original vision.
With John Travolta's electrifying Oscar®-nominated performance, The Bee Gees' explosive soundtrack and, of course, the unforgettable dancing, Saturday Night Fever captured the angst and brio of the time and had an indelible impact on popular culture. Forty years later, the film about a Brooklyn kid with no prospects who lives for Saturday night continues to be revered and celebrated. Saturday Night Fever 's unforgettable soundtrack was composed and performed primarily by The Bee Gees and features mega-hits including "Stayin' Alive," "Night Fever," "How Deep Is Your Love," "More Than A Woman" and "If I Can't Have You." The album has sold more than 40 million copies and was ranked number 132 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2012.
For tickets ($12.50), call the box office at 203-438-5795, or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.