Probably the most iconic nightclub in the history of nightclubs comes to mind when thinking of New York City’s Studio 54. The legendary New York club founded by Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, first opened its doors on the 16 April 1977 and closed their doors the 4 February 1980, with a party called “The End Of Modern Day Gomorrah”. The original club had only been in existence for 33 months, but those 33 months transformed Studio 54 into the hottest and most exclusive spot for nightlife in the country. If you got pass Steve at the door of the club, you would have the pleasure of dancing the night away with some of the biggest celebrities on the planet. Steve’s way of creating an incredible atmosphere came from his rigid queue combing routine of exclusivity, which he stated as “The key to a good party is filling a room with guests more interesting than you”.
Outside Studio 54
The new Studio 54 documentary by Zeitgeist Films directed by Matt Tyrnauer, tells the real story of how a nightclub out of nowhere suddenly became the biggest thing in New York society, and till today is touted as the greatest nightclub of all time. The documentary feature film was officially released in October 2018, receiving great responses all round for their well documented story, which for the first time ever Co-Founder Ian Schrager speaks on the good and bad days at Studio 54. So to not be a spoiler, check out the official documentary trailer below…
Watch the Studio 54 Official Trailer
Watch Michael Jackson & Steve Rubell interview at Studio 54
Find out more on the Studio 54 Documentary here