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Fever dancefloor up for auction
Saturday Night Fever dancefloor
The floor became a tourist attraction after Saturday Night Fever
The dancefloor featured in the classic 70s film Saturday Night Fever, which starred John Travolta, is to be sold.

The floor, which features over 300 flashing coloured lights, belonged to the 2001 Odyssey nightclub in Brooklyn, where part of the film was shot.

It was bought by Hollywood memorabilia company Profiles in History after the club closed down last week.

Company spokesman Brian Chanes said they expected the floor to attract bids of more than $80,000 (42,000).

"We're getting international interest from all sorts of people," he told the New York Daily News.

Tourist attraction

"We have had interest from private collectors who want the dancefloor for themselves, and from club owners who know the commercial value of having the floor made famous in Saturday Night Fever."

Jay Rizzo, owner of the Odyssey 2001 club, said the floor was particularly popular with European tourists.

"Over the years, we've had thousands of people who come here just to see it. It has literally been the heartbeat of this club," he said.

The floor will go on sale on 1 April and will be auctioned on eBay, as well as in a live sale.

Saturday Night Fever, which was released in 1977, turned John Travolta into a huge star and landed him an Oscar nomination for his performance as the disco-obsessed Tony Manero.

The soundtrack, by the Bee Gees, became one of the best-selling albums of the decade.


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