Saturday Night Fever's Brooklyn legacy
Lenny's Pizza on 86th Street in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn as it stands today. Featured in the opening scene of Saturday Night Fever, it introduced audiences to the neighborhood that served as a backdrop for the movie.
December 15th, 2012
11:31 AM ET

Saturday Night Fever's Brooklyn legacy

By Steve Kastenbaum, CNN

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(CNN) – Saturday Night Fever was released 35 years ago this weekend. The iconic movie played a large part in defining the music and fashion of a generation.

Bensonhurst, the Brooklyn neighborhood it was filmed in, was just as much a character in the film as John Travolta’s Tony Manero.

CNN visited Bensonhurst to explore Saturday Night Fever's local legacy, and find out how the neighborhood has, and hasn’t, changed.