Tonight, the curtain will descend for the last time on Lenny’s Pizzeria of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, immortalized in the 1977 film “Saturday Night Fever.” The film also catapulted the career of lead actor John Travolta to superstardom. For years his photo has hung in the front window of the store.
Owner Frank Giordano’s daughter Josephine posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page:
It’s bitter sweet to inform you guys that we are closing our doors after so many years. My dad is finally retiring …. We thankfully have done very well and felt it was best to close once my dad was ready. It’s time for him and I to enjoy our families. We want to thank everyone who has given us the opportunity to serve them. Stay tuned for family fun videos and photos and more.
We will be closing our doors on Sunday night at 10 PM. Please feel free to come by for a slice. PLEASE dont call the store as we are still taking orders as we are still busy. The information is here. Thanks so much. This is a very emotional time for us. We ask for you to be respectful.