Friday Afternoon Club: Disco Fever

Get ready to do your best John Travolta imitation.

The Orchard Theatre in downtown Port Orchard is hold a benefit screening of “Saturday Night Fever” at 7 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Bay Street Associtation

Donation: $20, includes a small drink and popcorn. After the show Slip 45 will offer complimentary appetizers, door prizes, best costume contest, drink specials and disco dancing.

Tickets are available at: Bay Street Custom Picture Framing, 839 Bay St., The Cutlery Shoppe, 835 Bay St., The Orchard Theater, 822 Bay St

For information, call (360) 876-1031

Here’s information on the film forwarded from the Orchard Theatre via City Councilman Fred Chang

Saturday Night Fever
1977
Directed by John Badham
Starring  John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Donna Pescow, Barry Miller, Bruce Ornstein
Music Composed by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, David Shire

View The Trailer Here

Director John Badham’s hit film propelled John Travolta to stardom, made white polyester suits an instant fashion craze, and garnered praise for its portrayal of blue-collar life. Nineteen-year-old Brooklyn native Tony Manero (Travolta) lives for Saturday nights at the local disco, where he’s king of the club, thanks to his stylish moves on the dance floor. But outside of the club, things don’t look so rosy. At home, Tony fights constantly with his father and has to compete with his family’s starry-eyed view of his older brother, a priest. Nor can he find satisfaction at his dead-end job at a paint store. However, things begin to change when he spies Stephanie (Karen Lynn Gorney) in the disco and starts training with her for the club’s dance competition. Stephanie dreams of the world beyond Brooklyn, and her plans to move to the big city just over the bridge soon change Tony’s life forever. This portrait of young Brooklyn natives struggling to escape their sheltered lives for freedom and adventure in the big city of Manhattan defined a generation of disco dancers and 1970s youths rebelling against the more traditional expectations of their parents. Set to the popular dance music of the Bee Gees, this instant cinematic sensation revealed the fashions and aspirations of an underground culture to the world.

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