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Saturday Night Fever back in cinemas nationwide – for one night only

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The original and uncut version of the 1970s cult classic Saturday Night Fever is back in cinemas. But only for a single night.

The movie, which stars John Travolta as Tony Manero, will be hitting screens nationwide on 24 September, with the Cineworld chain showing it across 78 cinemas on that same day.

If you've not seen it (but we're guessing you have), it's the tale of how every Saturday, Tony puts on his wide collared shirt, flared trousers and platform shoes and heads out to the only place where he's seen as a god rather than some young punk. Away from that, Tony's story as a Brooklyn paint store clerk becomes one of tragic disillusionment, violence and heartbreak – with the dancefloor being his only escape.

Interestingly, the original short story that produced the movie was inspired by London mods in the '60s. Saturday Night Fever would have been a very different tale if that theme had been carried through.

Anyway, if you fancy seeing it, check out the Cineworld website for details of your local screening.

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