A&E has scheduled a February premiere date for Matt Tyrnauer’s original documentary special Studio 54, the iconic 1970s New York nightclub.
From 1978 to 1980, Studio 54 was the hottest spot in Manhattan. The nightclub served as the epicenter of ’70s hedonism and was nearly impossible to get into. Club owners and college friends Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager created a escapist fantasy in the heart of New York’s theater district; a haven of self-indulgence, tolerance and glamour. Studio 54 was an instant lucrative hit, but the dream soon imploded in financial scandal and the club’s downfall.
Produced by Passion Pictures and Altimeter Films, Studio 54 features unprecedented access to Brooklyn natives Rubell and Schrager, who tell the unvarnished story of Studio 54 for the first time, 39 years later. The special includes intimate photos and newly discovered footage that Tyrnauer used to construct a portrait of a glamours disco-era world, and how the two friends whose desire for success led them to the top of New York fame, and then to prison.
Studio 54 held its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and went on to screen at numerous festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival, AFI Docs, Provincetown Film Festival and Outfest in Los Angeles.
Presented by A&E IndieFilms, Studio 54 premieres Feb. 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.