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John Travolta Honored at Pizzeria Featured in ‘Saturday Night Fever’

John Travolta

John Travolta strutted his stuff in the iconic 1977 film “Saturday Night Fever” on 86th Street near 20th Avenue and at Lenny’s Pizzeria.

Hundreds of people gathered outside Lenny’s Pizza in Bensonhurst, south Brooklyn, to glimpse Travolta, who brought the neighborhood to national and international consciousness in Saturday Night Fever.

John Travolta
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Travolta returned to Lenny’s on Tuesday, this time with his wife, actress Kelly Preston, displaying his signature dance moves and greeting fans.

The film features scenes across Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge. Many residents still remember the movie shoot, and some brought photos they took back then of a young Travolta.

Travolta posed for photos while holding a double slice of pizza – a press release had said Lenny’s planned to name a slice after Travolta, but there was no further mention of that – and jigged about a bit to Stayin’ Alive.