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John Travolta Returns To Bensonhurst 41 Years After 'Saturday Night Fever'

June 12, 2018 - 2:30 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- More than 40 years after "Saturday Night Fever," actor John Travolta returned to Bensonhurst to stop by Lenny’s Pizza to pick up an achievement award and maybe a slice or two.

"Saturday Night Fever" afficionados remember the classic movie opening with Tony Manero walking in step to the Bee Gees soundtrack, paint can in hand getting a double-decker slice at Lenny's Pizza.

Travolta stopped by the pizzeria on 86th Street where he was honored by Brooklyn State Sen. Marty Golden.

"Travolta changed the culture of Brooklyn and America forever in both fashion and music. The movie 'Saturday Night Fever' brought millions of Americans to the dance floor to the rhythm of disco," said Golden. "We feel we are bringing back a little history to the streets he once made famous."

Lenny's is also naming a slice in Travolta's honor.

Joe Causi from our sister station WCBS-FM 101.1 is emcee of the event.

Travolta's new movie about a certain figure from another borough, "Gotti," opens Friday. Travolta plays John Gotti, who was born in the Bronx and mostly hung around Ozone Park.